count, the cops are just minutes away. Ten minutes away,
in the case of a home-invasion murder/rape that almost
took place last week in Oganville, GA – and which would
have taken place if Melinda Herman had depended on the state’s
costumed goons for her safety. (See here.)
depended on a handgun. The tool Dear Leader and his amen corner
– Michael Bloomberg, Diane Feinstein, Piers Morgan, et
al – would very much like to take out of everyone’s
hands, of course.
at home with her two young kids when a strange man came to the door
and began repeatedly ringing the doorbell. He then went to his vehicle,
returned, and broke into the house through a crawl space. Herman
retreated to a bathroom with her children and by this time was on
the phone with her husband, who called the 911 dispatcher –
who proved as useful as a bailing bucket on Titanic.
gun was much more helpful.
As the creep
closed in, bent on who-knows-what, Herman used her equalizer
– the gun – to thwart the attack. She shot 32-year-old
Paul Slater several times. He survived – unfortunately –
and was later found by police. As usual, they performed their role
– as crime scene historians. They did absolutely
nothing to prevent the almost-rape/murder of Herman and her children.
when seconds count, a costumed enforcer is only minutes away. Often,
several minutes away. Sometimes, they never come at all. Ask the
Korean shopkeepers during the 1990s-era LA Melee about that. (Instructive
of course, is why you probably haven’t heard about the Herman
incident – and so many other incidents just like it. Because
it goes against the narrative that “we” (that’s
us Mere Mundanes) don’t “need” guns. The tens
of thousands of incidents of defensive uses of guns that occur each
year slip down the memory hole. Meanwhile, the handful of incidents
of mass murder in gun-free zones such as Sandy Hook go
on feedback loop – played and replayed over and over and over.
the logic of Obama, et al – “if it saves even
one life” – never applies consistently. Because there
are many more lives saved each year as a result of the defensive
use of a firearm than there are murders committed by evil sons-of-bitches
using a gun offensively. The fact is that costumed enforcers
cannot be everywhere. But everyone can possess the means to defend
themselves. Ask yourself: What sort of creature would deny any human
being that most basic of natural rights?
not been armed, she would very likely have become another crime
statistic. We cannot know for certain what Slater’s intentions
were. But we can absolutely know that Herman and her small children
would have been at the mercy of a violent criminal for at least
ten minutes – the time it took for the Krispy Kreme Crew to
make it to the scene.
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