The Centers for Disease Control acknowledges that there are somewhere between 60,000 and 2.5 million defensive gun uses in this country every year. Each one is a robbery, assault, rape or murder prevented. The great majority of the time, it happens without a shot being fired.
Strangely enough, our friends who toil away in the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex never want to talk about these lawful uses of firearms to prevent crimes. Do you ever wonder why that is? Yeah, neither do we.
Anyway, chalk up another one. A Toledo woman used a gun to protect herself and her children early Friday morning and she’s apparently a good shot.
From wtol.com . . .
Toledo police tell us that the man tried to burglarize a home that was occupied. He made it through the front door and was met with force when a female resident fired at him, hitting him multiple times.
That man then stumbled away and fell onto the front lawn where he was found by medics. Life-saving procedures were being done on the man as he was being put into the life squad. He was rushed to a hospital with critical injuries. We are told that he did have a pulse.
The woman who fired the gun was taken in for questioning as standard protocol. We are also told that there were several children inside of the home when the man entered. Nobody else was injured.
While we wish she didn’t have to experience something so traumatic, this story went about as well as could be expected. Neither the woman nor her children were hurt. That’s exactly why so many Americans own firearms and why record numbers of them have been buying them in the last 18 months. When seconds count, police are only minutes away (we’re sure we’ve heard that somewhere before).
If you should run into a Moms Demand Action or Brady United member some time — and that’s highly unlikely, as their numbers are wildly overstated — ask them how many of the 60,000 to 2.5 million potential crime victims they’d like to disarm and allow to be victimized by their attackers. Then stand back and enjoy their stammering, incoherent response.
Toledo Woman Shoots Would-Be Home Invader ‘Multiple Times’ is written by Dan Zimmerman for www.thetruthaboutguns.com