Concealed Carrier Stops Attempted Rape On Walking Trail
Posted by Bob Owens on August 30, 2014 at 11:30 am
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A woman on a walking trail in Lancaster, Ohio, apparently has her concealed weapon to thank for saving her from two men who seemed to have the worse of intentions.
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The men took off and so far have eluded police.
Believe it or not, Mrs. Burns has gotten grief on her Facebook page for not shooting her would be assailants.
That she didn’t shoot them is a personal matter, and none of us know how we’ll respond until we’re in a similar situation. There is thankfully a gap between “legally justified” and “clearly needed to.” Since the men fled the moment they saw the gun, she didn’t feel the need to fire her weapon.
Burn’s dog was no deterrent at all to the two attackers.
This is worth pointing out to those who believe that a small or medium-sized dog will deter criminal assaults.
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As everyone reading this should know by now I am a self-described peace-loving pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian.
That being said I think there are several good lessons in this story:
* “God made men and women; Sam colt made them equal.” — Unknown
In this case, one armed good woman was “more equal” than two bad men and a baseball bat.
* If you draw, you’ve decided to use deadly force.
I agree with the Facebook commenters. She was wrong. (IMHO) Once you’ve drawn, the time for conversation is OVER! The fellow with the BASEBALL BAT and bad intentions should be put down like the “rabid varmint” he is. Assuming his accomplice was far enough away to preclude a good safe shot or heading for parts unknown, then holding your fire is prudent. IF he’s advancing or close enough for a good shot — which means he’s almost close enough to do the Lady harm —, then he too should have been dispatched.
* Without the bodies, evidence, or a video, we don’t know if this story is true.
Once again, I have no reason to doubt the Lady’s story. But, in tune with that “french model” commercial, “couldn’t put it on the internet if it was not true”, we must reserve judgment. Even so, this is a good learning lesson about the “facts of life”.
I recognize that the world is a dangerous place. I would personally help “arm” every woman who wants to protect themselves. I will vigorously oppose any attempt to disarm “We, The People” because I have personally met survivors of the Shoah (aka Holocaust), understand that it takes a Gooferment to commit genocide, and “anti-gun” politicians are all about “control”.
“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose
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