If Only They Had A Gun

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


Gun ownership by citizens can and does save lives, and prevent grievous bodily harm from being inflicted upon innocent people. All too often, a citizen is not armed when attacked by a violent criminal, with tragic results. This website discusses circumstances where having a gun could have made all the difference.

It is true that not every violent crime could be prevented by an armed citizen, however a great many such crimes could be prevented. Law abiding American citizens use guns in self defense once every 13 seconds, and guns save 65 lives for every 2 lives lost.

There are also countless examples of where guns have saved the lives of their owners, often without even having to be fired.

Given the fact that criminals will ignore gun control laws just like they ignore the laws against rape and murder, gun control only serves to disarm law abiding citizens, making them easier targets for criminals.

Note that this author does not suggest that every citizen would choose to own a gun for self defense; and citizens who don’t wish to own a gun certainly are not compelled to do so.  However the constitutional right of citizens who wish to have a gun for self defense should be respected.

This site contains news information and names of individuals gathered from various news media outlets. Visitors are reminded that those accused and/or arrested in connection with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.