Every time there’s a high-profile shooting, we’re told that the only solution is to get rid of all the guns. Apparently there’s a magic wand that will make them all go away, and somehow we’re preventing liberals from waving it. Then you hear a story like the following, and you have to wonder what would’ve happened if somebody didn’t have a gun.
A Tennessee homeowner held two escaped inmates wanted in the killing of two prison guards at gunpoint Thursday until authorities arrived and made the arrests.
Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said late Thursday that the homeowner caught Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose trying to steal his vehicle…
The trooper says the homeowner held the two at gunpoint with a neighbor he called until the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department could get there to arrest them.
If this guy hadn’t had a gun, there would be two more murderers on the loose out there. If he’d been forced to wait for the authorities to show up, those two would’ve gotten away. Or worse.
People armed with guns stopped James T. Hodgkinson from doing even more damage than he did. A guy armed with a gun put these two dangerous criminals back in prison. Guns can make bad things happen, and they can also keep even worse things from happening. That’s the tradeoff, and as long as you choose to live in the United States of America, you need to get used to it.