Thursday, June 22, 2006

Self-defense is a right

It seems obvious that a person whose life is in danger would have the right to self-defense, but not in California. The recent string of shootings in the Richmond area proves that anti-gun laws don't work, and that people bent on killing will do so regardless of the law.

There are more than 35 states that have right-to-carry laws that allow properly screened, law-abiding citizens to carry and use firearms for self-defense. After enacting right-to-carry laws in all of those states, violent crime and murders went way down, as documented by the FBI. This last year alone, 10 states enacted "stand-your-ground" laws that expand on law-abiding citizens' right to use deadly force when threatened.

So what is wrong with California? Politics. With the specter of gun violence, many local politicians are not finding issues that can sustain them in office. By keeping guns out of the hands of the people who would use them for good, more carnage is created, leading to the kind of fear that gives a lot of politicians a platform to be re-elected. The people of California need to wake up and join the majority of states and allow honest, law-abiding citizens to be able to defend themselves by carrying the kind of protection only a firearm can provide.


GA:Pawn shop employee shoots robbery suspect : "A man who attempted to rob a DeKalb County pawn shop was in stable condition Tuesday after being shot by an employee, a police spokesman said. The 21-year-old man, armed with a knife, entered Evans Mill Pawn Shop and tried to hold up the store Tuesday morning, Dekalb County police Officer Herschel Grangent said. The man attacked one of the store�s employees, who pulled out a gun and shot the man several times, Grangent said. The employee incurred only minor injuries. Grangent did not immediately release the name of the would-be robber. Grangent said police are investigating the incident, but it likely was self-defense. Police are using footage from security cameras in the store to help with the investigation".


Anonymous said...

Shot him SEVERAL times and he is still alive? The clerk needs to spend more time at the range...

Anonymous said... it unthinkable to consider the possibility that God was protecting the suspect? Giving him a chance at getting his life right?

Anonymous said...

Nope...if the clerk had better aim God could have set the miscreant right face to face!

Anonymous said...

What caliber of handgun?