If Only They Had A Gun

Cases where a having a gun could have made all the difference

Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Rape and Murder

Robert Pettus, 22, was reportedly found guilty of raping and murdering Martha E. Byrd, who lived in the 500 block of Hilltop Terrace SE in Washington. Byrd’s nude body was found in her bed with a 12-inch knife protruding from her chest. Pettus was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the rape and murder. More information here.

In the above situation, and countless others, innocent people have been harmed by the action of a criminal. Had there been an armed, law abiding citizen in the area, tragedy may very well have been averted. Americans use guns for self defense every 13 seconds, and that is perhaps the best reason to have a gun. These people are certainly glad they had a gun for self defense.

October 5th, 2008 at 8:46 am