Monday, April 07, 2008

A sad example of how gun control can cost lives

© By Othmar Vohringer

I found the following heartbreaking story on the NRA Website. It is a very tragic example of what happens if ordinary law abiding people are left defenseless against intruders, robbers and other lowlifes that pray on them. It is these stories that make me angry at the gun control advocates that want you to believe that unarmed and defenseless people make for a safer world.

It makes me angry that these gun control folks trample heartless and cold-blooded over dead innocent crime victims and their families to achieve their political agenda, using fabricated statistics and outright lies about the danger of gun ownership and the supposed spread of violence.

As you read the tragic story please remember that this is by no means a single case. Tragic scenes like this happen everyday somewhere in North America. Violent crime is on a rapid rise and more so in cities and towns where firearms are banned for self-defense.

A woman is on the phone with 911 to report a burglar in her home. Dispatchers hear gunshots, then silence. When deputies arrive, the caller is dead.

Her husband arrives a few minutes later, only to be told that his wife had been shot dead by a burglar. News reports say "he collapsed and started to cry, saying "No! She just called me. You lie."

The real lie is that gun control and gun bans make us safer. All they do is put innocent people at risk of violent criminals. In 2005, the FBI says there were more than 2,000,000 burglaries in this country. There were also more than 400,000 robberies. If you were one of the millions of victims of crime, would you not want the option to defend yourself with a firearm?

Gun bans like Washington, D.C.'s only affect the law abiding. They don't disarm criminals, but they ensure that residents are left with one option: call 911 and hope helps arrive before it’s too late. And sadly, we know all too well how that often works out.

9 comments:

The Hunter's Wife said...

This is so true and a very unfortunate fact. I can't imagine being in my home and not being able to protect myself.

Great post.

Kristine said...

I've commented in several places on the illogic of gun bans. People who are already breaking the law won't hesitate to break one more. It is the law abiding people who are left unprotected if gun bans go into effect.

CDGardens said...

I agree...Gun bans do more harm than good. The people who want to use them in an illegal manner will ALWAYS find a source to be able to promote their activities. It is illogical to think the opposite. Innocents are put at risk.

Chrisss said...

Very interesting post.

Blessed said...

You are so right, I'm glad we own guns and I know how to use them.

Kris said...

I'll never understand how people think that banning guns will take guns out of criminals' hands. If they are already breaking the law, then what does one more law mean to them?

SimplyOutdoors said...

What a sad story. I am glad that I own guns and that both the wife and I know how to use them.

In reality we cannot rely on any government or local agency to protect us. We have to rely on ourselves and those anti-gun crazies are just denying that fact.

I am completely pro-government, don't get me wrong, but when a violent criminal is about to do harm there isn't time to wait. We have to act, and being able to arm ourselves, puts things in our favor.

Deerhuntingbigbucks said...

That's a sad story. I would not feel safe at night with out my gun close by.

Othmar Vohringer said...

Thank you all for your comments. I can see that we the people still have commonsense. This makes me wonder why politicians often seem to have lost all sense of reality and simple facts.
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