If Only They Had A Gun

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

2 Men Arrested for Rape and Related Crimes

On June 13, Ramirez and Pineda allegedly went to the woman’s home and attacked her, choking her and causing her to lose consciousness. Ramirez and the victim had dated, but she broke off the relationship in November 2007, according to prosecutors. The men reportedly dragged her into a bedroom, where they revived her by pouring beer on her face and demanded at knifepoint that she have sex with them, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Ramirez then reportedly ordered Pineda out of the room and raped and sodomized the woman, according to prosecutors. After the sexual assault, Ramirez and Pineda reportedly took pictures of the victim and threatened to kill her if she reported the attack to police, prosecutors said.  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.

January 3rd, 2009 at 8:37 pm