Wednesday, May 06, 2009

A young man who is a true hero

In another one of the many incidents each year that the likes of the Brady Campaign and the Violence Policy Center somehow manage to deny ever happens, a Georgia college student shot and killed one of two masked gunmen who invaded an apartment he was in while a birthday party was in progress, presumably to rob, rape and eventually murder the students inside, as evidenced by one of the victims reporting that

"Bailey [Charles Bailey, one of the student victims] said the gunmen started counting bullets. 'The other guy asked how many (bullets) he had. He said he had enough,' said Bailey".

How truly frightening.

The thugs had separated the ten occupants by gender, and one of them was apparently preparing to rape the unidentified student's girlfriend when he retrieved his handgun from a bag and engaged the robbers, fatally wounding one. The robber fled from the scene before collapsing and dying in front of another apartment, but not before pathetically begging for the police to come save him:

"'And I heard someone say, ‘Someone help me. Call the police. Somebody call the police,' said a neighbor."

Amazing how it was the murderous thug who wished for the cops to come save his sorry behind, once his reign of terror came to an abrupt and fatal end.

That college student is a true hero, and should be publicly commended for his quick thinking and willingness to put his own life on the line in order to use his firearm and self-defense training to save his fellow party-goers from being raped and executed.

We assume that armed felons in the Atlanta will now think much more carefully before they decide to commit future home invasions, as they are now on notice that they run a significant risk of becoming DRT (Dead Right There).

We also feel the need to point out that the state of Georgia currently bans the lawful carry of firearms on college campuses by both students and visitors, partly at the behest of such misguided anti-gun groups as the aforementioned Brady and VPC organizations, so that if this incident had happened in one of the on-campus dorms, the outcome likely would have been much more bleak for the victims.

Fortunately for these students, they weren't on campus but in a private, off-campus apartment, where their Constitutional right to self-defense wasn't taken away from them. A group called is currently lobbying for their state legislators to remove that odious and ineffective prohibition on the Second Amendment rights of students and visitors to colleges in Georgia. This incident gives them a compelling example to display of just the kind of near-tragedy that can be avoided should that ban be (correctly) lifted in the near future.

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