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originally posted by: fleabit
So, some here have openly stated that there is no reason a regular citizen needs to own and carry a personal firearm. Well, here is yet ANOTHER reason for this right here in America.
The MSM news runs hours AND DAYS of reports when children are killed by a gun. But merely a blurb news story and no discussions on the positive aspects of responsible ownership. No long drawn out discussions, are there?
Yea.. there is a reason for that. Because there are a lot more cases of people being attacked by guns, killing themselves with guns, and irresponsibly owning guns, than of these "omg guns are needed and here is proof!" stories. Could the woman have accomplished the same thing with a bottle of pepper spray? A taser? Only a gun would have achieved the results of getting the guy out of her car?
Not saying I mind she used a gun as her choice of self defense either. Just saying that these threads that try to glorify guns as the only possible self defense tool are ridiculous. And they further try to say cases like this one, proves that improved gun laws or better gun vetting are not necessary for that reason. Which makes no sense at all. There is a gun problem in the U.S. - doing literally nothing won't fix it.
originally posted by: rollanotherone
While I like the presmise of this story, something doesn't sit well with "purchased the handgun hours earlier" and had it loaded and ready to go. I'm all for concealed carry and pro 2A, but that little addition to the story doesn't start well with me. On top of the fact she was able to draw on the assailant so easily. This story sounds too good to be true.