Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Why I carry a handgun for protection, Vol. 50

UPDATE:  Blogger had a hiccup and lost this post for a few days.  It is once again visible so we are reposting it for completeness purposes.

So that if we happen to become the latest victims of a gang of vicious thugs on a multi-day violent mugging spree in an upscale neighborhood (crime can happen anywhere at any time, you know) we will be able to successfully defend ourselves, just like a 61-year-old former Marine did last night in Uptown Minneapolis, Minnesota: 

"'He had just parked his car in the parking lot,' said [Minneapolis Police Lt. Mike] Fossum. 'These guys blitzed him. They just started kicking his ass. He managed to get off three rounds.'

The suspects, one a heavyset Hispanic man and another a thinner Hispanic man, ran off but may have been injured, police said."

One would certainly suspect that to be true.  Marines don't often miss.

We are especially heartened to see the Minneapolis police tacitly approve of the victim's obvious justified use of deadly force in this incident.  Things are indeed beginning to improve up there for law-abiding gun carriers.

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

.....and a repost of my comment....."it's so nice to read a story with a happy ending."

(especially nice that the MPD did not arrest the man, apparently, and it would have been even nicer if one or more of the thugs had assumed room temperature...)