If Only They Had A Gun

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

Man shot by robber for not having money

A Chicago man was shot in the thigh after an armed robber was angered by his lack of money. At 10:30PM on Wednesday, a 30 year old man was walking to a friend’s house on the 6200 block of South Francisco Avenue when an armed robber came up behind him and demanded money. The man replied that he had no money, at which point the gunman shot him in the back of his right thigh and then fled. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment. The gunman was described as an 18-year-old Hispanic man wearing a dark-colored hood, and remains at large.  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.

March 6th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

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