Monday, May 03, 2010

The Armed Citizen As Reported By The NRA

Cape Girardeau, MS

A landlordd was horrified when his tenant was victimized--raped by a convicted sex offender. In addition to repairing a damaged window and installing security devices, the landlord bought the tenant a shotgun. The latter move probably saved her life.
Just a week later, as police prepared to file charges against the rapist, he returned to the scene of the crime. Likely angry that his victim had gone to the authorities, the rapist cut the power to the house and crashed through the basement door.
But the woman inside was not about to be a victim again. She fired her shotgun for the first time, killing her rapist. "I'm glad I had something to protect me," the woman said. "When your life is in danger, you just do what you have to do."

Stroudsburg, PA

A Son was stopping by his father's property when, according to police, he saw a robber loading a truck with stolen items. Being a hunter, the son had a shotgun in his vehicle. "I jumped out with the shotgun as the robber was coming out of the barn," he said. "To say he was scared was an understatement". The Son, who has a concealed-carry permit, held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. "The way the world is, it's like American Express" he said. "I never leave home without it. Police cannot be everywhere all the time."

New Orleans, LA

Brian was walking his dog when he saw a large man acting suspeciously. The man had entered the neighbor's garage through the garage door, which construction workers has accessed earlier in the day, but Brian decided home renovation was not this man's goal. Police say Brian feared for his neighbor, a woman with two young children, so he ran home for his .40-caliber pistol and told his girlfriend to call police. When he returned, the suspect was carrying away a large saw. He confronted the man, who was already on probation for burglary. After a brief standoff, the suspect sprawled out on the ground and waited for police. Brian's neighbor lauded his actions, saying "one of the reasons my family has stayed in New Orleans, following Hurricane Katrina, is because of neighbors who watch out for you, like Brian."

There are many more stories like these. To be continued.

Penny and Doug
Life Members of NRA
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come." --Peter Muhlenberg, from a Lutheran sermon read at Woodstock, Virginia, 1776

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