Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Self Defense

Following is an Email from a friend of mine- which I haven't checked the veracity of, but it has the ring of truth to it. Included after are some of my thoughts on the subject.

"...Shooting in Butte, Montana
Shotgun-wielding pre-teen vs. illegal alien home invaders; Butte, Montana November 5, 2006.
Two illegal aliens, Ralphel Resindez, 23, and Enrico Garza, 26, probably believed they would easily overpower home-alone 11 year old Patricia Harrington after her father had left their two-story home. It seems the two crooks had never learned two things: They were in Montana, and Patricia has been a clay shooting champion since she was nine.
Patricia was in her upstairs room when the two men broke through the front door of the house. She quickly ran to her father's room and grabbed his 12-gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun.Resindez was the first to get up to the second floor only to be the first to catch a near point-blank blast of buckshot from the 11-year-old's knee-crouch aim. He suffered fatal wounds to his abdomen and genitals. When Garza ran to the foot of the stairs, he took a blast to the left shoulder and staggered out into the street where he bled to death before medical help could arrive. It was discovered later that Resindez was armed with a stolen 45-caliber handgun he took from another home invasion robbery. That victim, 50-year-old David Burien, was not so lucky. He died from stab wounds to the chest.
Thought for the day: Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an 'unlicensed pharmacist'. "

I think Patricia deserves a Medal of Honor. The NRA journals publish a column named "The Armed Citizen" and this could well appear in it if not already. Almost daily we hear of instances where a loaded firearm in the hands of a competent shooter saves either their life or that of someone else.
Nationally, only someone living in an Afghani cave has not heard of the shootings in Colorado this month, where-in a 24 year old man (name withheld to prevent ANY recognition or claim of fame) killed 26 year old Tiffany Johnson and 23 year old Philip Crouse and wounded two others at a Youth With A Mission education center then went on an hour later and attacked a church 60 miles away. There he was stopped by a former policewoman on volunteer duty as a monitor. Three well-aimed shots brought the murderer down. This former police woman also deserves a Medal of Honor.
Here is a story worthy of more than three night's news coverage by mainstream media. Instead, libs and gun-control advocates will spend millions of dollars touting legislation where honest, law-abiding citizens should be removed of their right to carry and, if needed, use a firearm. And the media will gleefully push this noise for weeks on end.
This would not have occurred if liberals and democrats had their way.
Rather than being stopped, the killer could well have done much more harm to more people, to making more families childless, fatherless, motherless. Of course, no lib or democrat wants to be repeatedly told such facts, being blind to truth is a common heritage to them.
More buildings, churches and schools included, need to remove the signs from their doors- as did the Mall recently invaded by another crumb. Oh, yes- they removed the signs AFTER the attacks and- what was it?- 18 people were killed and wounded? At least the church was smart enough to have armed security patrolling the building. If the Mall had allowed legally carried weapons inside, more than likely fewer people would be attending funerals.
It causes me to feel bad to be using these random acts of violence for a BLOG to promote a Constitutionally given right, but like the news media and libs and democrats, I feel compelled to defend what is mine. That includes the right to own, carry and use firearms. Not just for sport shooting as I do, but hunting and protection as well. And, yes, protecting others less inclined to defend themselves. Even libs and democrats.
'Nuff said.

Shy Wolf III