Sunday, January 07, 2018 by Jayson Veley
How many more national stories about gun owners using their weapon in self-defense do liberals have to read before they finally start to see the value in the Second Amendment?
Just days ago, a pharmacy owner in Ohio used his firearm to defend himself and his pharmacy against a group of robbers. A few shots are all it took to wound one of the thieves and send the rest running like a bunch of cockroaches, thus preventing what could have easily turned into a life-threatening scenario.
According to Police Lt. Richard Edwards, three men wearing dark clothing with their faces covered walked into the store and immediately began their heist. Two of the robbers jumped over the pharmacy counter and instructed the pharmacy owner not to move as they started to pull plastic bags out of their pockets. It was then that the pharmacy owner decided to take matters into his own hands, grabbing his 9mm handgun and opening fire on all three criminals. (Related: Here is why more women are starting to join gun clubs to learn self-defense skills.)
Several shots were fired, two of which hit one of the robbers in the arm and in the chest. The rest of the assailants ran outside and drove away, scared for the lives. Reportedly, police are still on the lookout for these two suspects that got away, who have been described as black males somewhere between the ages of 16 and 20 years old.
As terrifying as this situation must have been for the store owner, stories like this make national headlines all the time (though primarily on conservative news outlets, since the liberal media has no interest in stories about firearms unless they help them advance their anti-Second Amendment agenda). As a matter of fact, just a few days ago, Breitbart News put together an entire list of the “Top 25 Defensive Gun Uses of 2017.”
On January 29 of last year, there was an incident in West Philadelphia where the owner of a Chinese restaurant opened fire on two robbers, striking one and causing both of them to flee. On March 9, the owner of a smoke shop in Texas was able to use his firearm to fend off two robbery suspects, despite being shot multiple times. The store owner was hospitalized, but the situation could have been much worse had he not been armed. On May 29, an armed neighbor in the state of Oklahoma came to the rescue of three young children who were being drowned by their own father. The father was shot twice and killed, and the children were saved.
But that’s not all.
On July 31, two suspects entered the home of a 60-year-old grandmother through the garage when she was home alone. The grandmother opened fire on the intruders, leaving one dead. In September, a homeowner in Bridgeville, Maryland shot and killed a suspect after he broke into his home. Police arrived at the scene to see the suspect lying dead on the kitchen floor. The homeowner was not injured. And on November 5, 2017, a man by the name of Stephen Willeford opened fire on a rogue shooter who was shooting at congregants at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The shooter was shot twice, and a situation that could have been a lot worse was ultimately put to an end.
Even though the liberals in this country despise the Second Amendment and overwhelmingly favor stricter gun laws that make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves, you can’t deny the fact that firearms save lives. (Related: Gun control is incredibly popular among people who live under tyranny and oppression – don’t they get it?)
Indeed, the best defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy (or gal) with a gun.