On Thursday night, a pair of teenagers approached two utility workers with the intention of robbing them. What the criminals didn’t know is one of the workers was a concealed carry holder. He pulled out his handgun and shot both teens, injuring them — one crucially and the other seriously.
I read later that one of them died. I won’t be attending his funeral. And the other will be seeing the world from inside a jail cell for a very long time. Responsible citizen: 2; Thugs: 0.
And another instance:
Last Friday, a high school basketball coach was walking two female players to their cars after practice when they were approached by two teen boys. The teenagers “announced a holdup” and grabbed the coach by his chain necklace and stuck something in his chest, WXYZ-TV reports. Police did not reveal if it was a gun.
After struggling with the teens for a period of time, the coach was able to get some distance between himself and his attackers. The 70-year-old coach then pulled out his concealed handgun and fired at the robbers, hitting both of them, one of them fatally.
Another funeral service that I won’t be attending. I have better things to do. And the survivor will have company in jail with the other thug – I’d call them vermin but this is a family friendly blog – perhaps they can commiserate about what happened together.
On the wall of my office I have numerous quotes from smart people. Some of them have to do with firearms. Here are a few of my favorites:
“If you carry, people will call you paranoid. That’s silly. If you carry what do you have to be paranoid about?”
“You may not be able to save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family.”
“Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.” – Thomas Jefferson
Responsible citizens 4; Thugs 0. Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?