Wednesday, February 21, 2007
One of the reasons I like belonging to the NRA is to get the monthly "1st Freedom" magazine, which has real-life examples of people using firearms to protect themselves. This one is a real gem because of the reporter's question:
"Upon witnessing someone breaking into his neighbor's home, a man immediately called the couple who live there. Police say the couple immediately returned home and found the burglar inside trying to remove a television set. The male homeowner confronted the suspect, who drew a pocketknife and struck the homeowner's hand, cutting him. That's when the homeowner pulled a .22 pistol and fired two shots, wounding the intruder and causing him to flee. He was later apprehended. When a local reporter asked Knoxville, Tenn., policeman Mark Pressley the impertinent question of whether the couple would be charged in the incident, he replied, "They're kind of the innocent victims here. They've had enough problems."
Crazy huh? The reporter evaluated the situation based on who had the highest level weapon, not who was wrong to begin with. That's why reporters were against Israel last August. It didn't matter that Israel was attacked by Hezbollah. Israel has more weapons and therefore the guilty party. The guy in the above story has a gun vs. a knife, so he is the guilty party. Bizarro World logic.
Here's another story:
Police say a 17 year old was home with his cousin when four armed men kicked in the door and started shooting. The teen rushed to grab his shotgun and fired at his assailants, killing two of them. The other suspects fled, but were later apprehended. "Truthfully, it was either them or me," said the teen. "I'm thankful to be standing here today. I thank God."