If Only They Had A Gun

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

6 People Shot at House Party

Six people were shot, and suffered non life threatening injuries while attending a house party on the far south side of Chicago this morning.   Police say that there was a verbal altercation during the house party, at which point an individual took out an illegal handgun and shot the six victims.  The house where the shootings occurred is located on the 11800 block of South State Street, in the West Pullman neighborhood of Chicago.

  • An 18-year-old male was shot in the leg.
  • An 18-year-old was shot in the abdomen.
  • A 17-year-old was shot in the arm and hand.
  • A 20-year-old was shot in the arm.
  • A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm.
  • A 40-year-old woman was shot in the buttock.

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 18th, 2009 at 5:27 pm