Guns save lives
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 5:00am admin
By Jim Eshleman / Big Horn County News
What took place last week in Las Vegas was a terrible tragedy, and my thoughts and prayers go out to those who were wounded or lost their lives. I find it disgraceful that – while the scope of that tragedy is still trying to be understood – liberal loons have already started to find people to blame. These targets include everybody from the National Rifle Association to Republicans, and people in general who have been portrayed by these liberals as clinging to guns or religion.
If one happens to listen to liberals and the mainstream media, they would like us to believe gun owners are the problem.
Democratic New York Congresswoman Kathleen Rice tweeted, “I’m just going to say it. #NRA and conservative commentator Dana Loesch are quickly becoming domestic security threats under President Trump. We can’t ignore that.”
Loesch is a conservative political commentator, talk radio host, a television host, an author and a spokesperson for the National Rifle Association.
Rice went on to tweet, “#NRA is a disgrace to the Constitution they claim to defend. Lunatics actively encouraging violence against free press.”
Democratic president candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted, “The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.”
CBS Vice President Hayley Geftman-Gold wrote on Facebook, “I’m actually not even sympathetic [because] country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
At least CBS fired her.
What one never hears from the lunatic left are that people are using guns to save lives.
In the past year, according to data analyzed by The Daily News Caller from July of 2014 to July of 2015, gun-carrying citizens using firearms to stop criminal attacks potentially saved 283 lives.
In a six-week period from June to August, according to Breitbart News Network, there have been 24 incidents where citizens used guns to save lives. Here are a few examples:
On June 27, a 62-year-old Marine veteran opened fire on a trio of home invasion suspects, wounding each of them. The alleged invasion occurred in broad daylight. The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office reported that the three suspects allegedly had broken into the same home before, and threatened to harm the Marine veteran if he went to police.
On June 28, a wheelchair-bound female homeowner in West Cleveland pulled a gun and told two home invasion suspects that she would use it if they continued trying to make entry. The woman – an apparent amputee – told Fox 8 that she “looked at the door and there was a man, right there, right outside, looking like he was going for my door.” She said a second man was “cutting the screen on a window of her garage.” Both suspects fled when she showed her gun.
On July 18, a 17-year-old girl in Spokane, Wash., armed herself with one of her father’s guns then literally chased a home intrusion suspect out of the family’s home. The girl – Kimber Wood – heard the suspect enter the house and said his “eyes got really wide” when he found himself staring down the barrel of her gun.
On Aug. 1, a grandmother who was home alone opened fire on two home invasion suspects, killing one. The incident occurred in Katy, Tex., where the suspects allegedly entered via the garage. According to ABC 13, Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Gilliland said, “Both [suspects] were armed with pistols. She confronted both suspects, retrieved a handgun and fired several times at both subjects.” One died at the scene, while the second jumped a fence and fled.
If the left wins, we, the citizens of the United States, lose. The Second Amendment guarantees our right to bear arms and our right to defend ourselves. Personally, I’m not afraid of an armed intruder and I can take care of him. What scares me are the loony liberals and our government.