posted on Mar, 21 2008 @ 12:02 AM
I posted this in another gun thread, but it is appropriate for this one as well.
Read this CNN article about an incident that happened in California - where it is basically impossible to get a CCW permit.
WEST COVINA, California (AP) -- A woman was asking a 911 dispatcher for help when her pleas were interrupted by gunshots, then silence. She was
shot to death.
The woman told the dispatcher someone was trying to break into her home in upscale West Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Dan Rosenberg
"Deputies heard gunshots followed by silence and an open phone line," he said.
Deputies arrived at the house, 20 miles east of Los Angeles, a few minutes after Wednesday's late morning call.
The woman, whose name was not released by police, had been shot several times. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.
"At this point we believe it was a burglary gone awry," Rosenberg said.
Those of us law abiding citizens that have taken the steps necessary to legally own firearms have done it simply to keep from being victims like the
woman in this tragic incident. Who can really fault us for that?
And to those who would say we can and need to rely on the police for protection instead of relying on ourselves should finally be able to see from
this poor woman's experience that the fact is that police can not protect you, they can only investigate crimes that have already happened.