I have mentioned more than once in this blog that the gun culture of the south is unfamiliar to me. I am rapidly coming to the point where I will apply for a gun permit and get a concealed carry permit. My husband is already there. I don’t like the idea of having to defend myself with a gun, but unfortunately there are people walking around in America who do not respect the property and lives of their fellow Americans. There were four stories cited in the past week that show the need for average citizens to be prepared to defend themselves.
Today The Daily Caller posted an article citing these stories. The first story deals with two men trying to buy a car on Craigslist. When the men arrived to see the car, the man who met them pulled out a gun. One of the men trying to buy the car shot the man in self defense. Had the man wanting to buy the car not been armed, the story would have had a very different ending.
In Detroit a man attempted to use pepper spray on a dog that attacked his dog. When the pepper spray had no effect, he shot the dog, saving his dog and possibly himself from injury.
The final story involved a man in Georgia. On Christmas night Antonio Bagley shot a man who attempted to rob him. Had not Mr. Bagley carried a concealed gun, the story would have had a different ending.
Most of us have grown up in a world where we depended on the police to keep us safe. The police do a good job, but they cannot be everywhere at once. Americans have to take responsibility for their own safety. I don’t like this, but I suspect it is where we are and where we will be for at least a while.