As reported, a university student was having a birthday party with 10 friends in College Park, GA, when a pair of armed home invaders broke in through a patio door. The criminals demanded that everyone hand over their cell phone and wallets. Next, the home invaders separated the men from the women, preparing to rape the women. At this time, the two men confirmed with each other that they had enough bullets to kill everyone when they were done. At this point, one of the students grabbed his gun from his backpack, and opened fire on the criminals, fatally injuring one of them. The other criminal escaped. One of the house guests suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery.
Firstly, I would like to commend the student who quickly acted, preventing multiple rapes and murders. He is truly a hero, and deserves a parade for single handedly stopping two armed and violent criminals.
I would also like to point out that had this home invasion occurred in an on-campus “gun free zone,” the news headline would have instead discussed how several women were raped, and how 10 people were murdered. This is because laws that ban guns from schools only deter the law abiding, non-murderous students, while failing to stop robbers and school shooters from bringing guns to school.
Can there be a better story to debunk Diane Sawyer's "If I Only Had A Gun"?
Particularly interesting is the point from that program that you should think twice about shooting because you might injure an innocent bystander. Now, we don't know from this story whose bullets hit the girl, but even if they were the hero's bullets, it is an unfortunate but acceptable outcome, as the alternative was likely death for all the innocents.
And I don't think he would be prosecuted for that, either, like the special strongly implied would be the case.
If this had happen on campus he might have saved 30-40 people.
This did NOT happen in an ON CAMPUS or GUN FREE ZONE. It happened in a shady apartment complex just off Camp Creek Parkway.
No one said this happened on campus or in a gun free zone. In fact, the last paragraph of the article makes this clear. I even go on to say how good it was that this happened in an area where the student's weren't denied the ability to have a self defense gun.
Sup LAG, I see you have been discovered by the boys on georgiapacking.org. This story caused a bit of controversy on the site. Glad to see you are still active, take care.
What our founding fathers and others, had to say about gun control and freedom…
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” — Thomas Jefferson Papers (C.J. Boyd, Ed. 1950)
“They that can give up liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” -Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania..
“The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as they are injurious to others.” -Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia (1781-1785).
“I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.” -George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426.
“The Constitutions of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.” -Thomas Jefferson.
“(The Constitution preserves) the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” -James Madison.
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” -Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria.
“Arms in the hands of citizens (may) be used at individual discretion…in private self defense…” -John Adams, A defense of the Constitutions of the Government of the USA, 471 (1788).
“…arms…discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. …Horrid mischief would ensue were (the law-abiding) deprived the use of them.” -Thomas Paine.
“On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” -Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, June 12, 1823, The Complete Jefferson, p322.
“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” -Thomas Jefferson, Bill for the More General diffusion of Knowledge (1778).
“To disarm the people (is) the best and most effectual way to enslave them…” -George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380.
“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” -Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-8.
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun. -Patrick Henry.
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” -Patrick Henry
“To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them…” -Richard Henry Lee writing in Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic (1787-1788).
“The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” -Samuel Adams, debates & Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87.
“…the people have a right to keep and bear arms.” -Patrick Henry and George Mason, Elliot, Debates at 185.
“The right of the people to keep and bear…arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country…” -James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434 (June 8, 1789).
“A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves…and include all men capable of bearing arms.” -Richard Henry Lee, Additional Letters from the Federal Farmer (1788) at 169.
“The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age…” -Title 10, Section 311 of the U.S. Code.
“The people are nor to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.” -Zachariah Johnson, 3 Elliot, Debates at 646.
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” -Thomas Jefferson, Proposal Virginia Constitution, 1 T. Jefferson Papers, 334 (C.J. Boyd, Ed., 1950).
“If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government…”-Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist (#28).
“As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.” -Tench Coxe, Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution, under the pseudonym “A Pennsylvanian” in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1989
“The right of the people to keep and bear arms has been recognized by the General Government; but the best security of that right after all is, the military spirit, that taste for martial exercises, which has always distinguished the free citizens of these States…Such men form the best barrier to the liberties of America.” -gazette of the United States, October 14, 1789.
“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. the supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.” -Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principles of the federal Constitution (1787) in Pamphlets to the Constitution of the United States (P. Ford, 1888).
“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” -Martin Luther King Jr., June 23, 1963. Speech in Detroit.
Statements of The Enemies of Liberty:
“Government begins at the end of the gun barrel.” – Chairman Mao
“One man with a gun can control 100 without one. … Make mass searches and hold executions for found arms.” –V.I. Lenin.
“If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.” –Joseph Stalin.
“We are taking the law and bending it as far as we can to capture a whole new class of guns.” – Jose Cerada, (White House official who specializes in gun control policy), The Los Angeles Times
“We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans …” Bill Clinton (USA TODAY, 11 March 1993, page 2A)
I have a carry permit and carry at times and practice with a law enforcement trainer every couple of months. I utilize a 26, a 36, and a Kahr 9mm, the last of which is mainly to protect my 80 lb,, trained, lovable, German Shepherd from loose dogs and stupid people. You are playing fast and loose with your literary "skills." We don't know what the headlines would have read because we don't know what the outcome would have been after the alleged robbery and threatened and possibly carried out "rapes and killings." Maybe the "rapes and killings" would have occurred maybe not. Perhaps the A-holes where just trying to intimidate the group to force them to comply.
Either way I have no problem with stopping both bad guys, each with multiple bullets, quarts of blood, until certain incapacity. But you, Mr. Author, are speculating in an emotional way over what would have happened. Are you a fortune teller too? CZ, Attorney at Law
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