Saturday, July 7, 2007

Lazy blog entry 1

Here are some thought-provoking pieces, at least for those that think about this stuff, that say it better than I could.

The first is a link to an article pertaining to what is commonly toted by those who carry a firearm for self defense.

Yup, no doubt about it, the five-shot .38 Spl. snubby is, if you're going to carry a gun for self defense, THE gun to own. It's simple to operate, lightweight, and has adequate stopping power.

"But," you may ask, "why would I need to carry a gun for self defense?" You keep a fire extinguisher in the house, but you don't really expect a fire, right? Yet you keep that fire extinguisher because life is unpredictable and you just never know. Here's a story where an upstanding citizen was possibly saved from harm because he had a gun.

Senior: Man I shot robbed me
12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, July 1, 2007
By JAY PARSONS / The Dallas Morning News

An elderly man shot a 31-year-old man who he said had robbed him at gunpoint late Friday night in northeast Dallas.

Charlie Andrew Myers III of Dallas was recovering Saturday from gunshot wounds in the throat and shoulder at Baylor University Medical Center.

Amor Kerboua, 79, was driving into the parking lot of his apartment in the 6400 block of Melody Lane, near Northwest Highway and Skillman Street, when a man police identified as Mr. Myers approached him, according to a police report. Mr. Myers put a handgun in Mr. Kerboua's face and demanded money, police said.

Thinking it was a joke, Mr. Kerboua pushed the gun away, but Mr. Myers pointed it at his face again. Mr. Kerboua opened his back door and handed Mr. Myers a cup containing $242.50. Mr. Myers then pointed the gun at Mr. Kerboua's stomach and told him, "I'm going to shoot you, [expletive]," according to the police report.

Mr. Kerboua then drew a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun from his front pocket and shot Mr. Myers in the throat. Mr. Myers fell to the ground but kept his handgun pointed at Mr. Kerboua, who then fired two more times into Mr. Myers' shoulder, police said.

Investigators released Mr. Kerboua, who has a concealed handgun permit, after concluding that he had shot in self-defense. Reached Saturday, Mr. Kerboua declined to comment.

Mr. Myers was expected to face charges after his release from intensive care.

This is just one example of the good things that can come from legal concealed carry. A search on the 'Net will yield many more.

Take care,

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