I really hope many anti-gun people see this reply.
Last Christmas, we lived in a gated, planned subdivision/community. The house next to us was well over 4000 square feet, and had just finished
extensive remodeling inside & out. Between the construction, electronic, landscape and pool professionals who worked on the job, there were men in
and out of that property every day for almost a month. And most likely, all those different professions simply assumed those that were there were
either one or the other there to do their job.
A close friend of the homeowner was the contractor for the job. But as everyone knows, it's only a matter of time before someone slips through the
cracks, so to speak. And that is regardless of how "safe" you think your neighborhood is, or how unlikely anything tragic would actually happen to
you or someone you know.
On a Saturday morning in December at around 9am, my daughters were playing out in the backyard on their new swing set and heard gunshots, screaming
and fighting coming from the neighbor's home. Two men, dressed as city water maintenance employees had appeared at the front door of our neighbor, and
when the door was answered, they claimed to be city water maintenance and said there was a problem with their water and if they could come inside and
check the pressure & the meter. Our neighbor first began to step back to let them in, but then reconsidered as he pointed out that the meter wasn't
in the house, but outside in the yard. At that time, the men forced their way in & a struggle ensued.
The only other people in the house were his pregnant wife and toddler child. She managed to make her way through the front door with her son, as her
husband managed to make his way upstairs to their bedroom for his gun. Both criminals had guns and the one that chased the pregnant wife and child
out the front door, put his to her head and told her to either get back in the house or he was going to kill her, all the while holding her screaming
toddler son in her arms. As she was being dragged back into her home, where the criminals intended to zip tie she and her husband AND THEIR BABY, her
husband finally reached his gun and began firing it at the criminal accomplice. Our neighbor was shot in the lower portion of his body as he began to
defend himself from his attackers.
THE ONLY REASON THE CRIMINALS LEFT THE PREMISES IS BECAUSE THE HOMEOWNER HAD A GUN AND USED IT.
No matter how many times this is said, it still doesn't seem to sink in for the anti-gun crowd:
CRIMINALS DON'T FOLLOW GUN LAWS,
THEY ONLY HURT LEGAL GUN OWNERS
edit on 3-1-2013 by stupid girl because: fix link
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