Too often we hear the average American will not defend themselves when being confronted by an armed individual. Just as often that myth is debunked by an average American defending themselves, their loved ones, or their property. Here’s a success story that demolishes the gun control narrative.
On December 7, 2015, a man was shot to death while attempting to rob a liquor store in Towson, Maryland.
Two clerks were in the store at the time of the exchange, and even though one of the two suspects flaunted his gun and announced it was a robbery, the good guys were unscathed. One of the store clerks pulled a gun from behind the liquor store counter, shooting one of the suspects multiple times. Both suspects ran, but only one got away, the other collapsed and died not too far from the scene.
Gun laws in Maryland regulate the sale, possession, and use of firearms and ammunition in the state. Towson is on the outskirts of Baltimore, where the murder rate continues to rise in 2015. Had the clerk not acted in self defense, the outcome may have been completely different, and perhaps not in the clerk’s favor.
Adding regulations to the existing gun laws is unconstitutional. So is restricting firearms to those on our no-fly list. And yes, having a no-fly list in itself is unconstitutional, it denies due process. Trying to keep up with the liberal double standard list however, is as frustrating and pointless as trying to keep up with the Kardashians. The number of the mentally ill and Islamic extremists, though in my opinion the Islamic extremists are mentally ill, seems to be multiplying by the week. If there were ever a time to own a weapon for protection, this is it.