Sometimes, The Bad Guy Takes Himself Out

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — Two men break into a second story apartment and terrorize a mother and her child.  When the baby began to cry, one of the armed home invaders told the mother to stop the child from crying.  To further reinforce his point, that armed hood shot himself in the leg.  That made it all better.

According to the York Dispatch, both home invaders fled the scene and the one who shot himself showed up to the hospital.  It’s great we live in a civil society where armed people who terrorize innocent women and children can seek medical treatment after they commit the crime, isn’t it?

This truly is a “guns saving lives” story in a completely unintended, slightly hilarious sort of way.  But first, let’s be thankful for two things — that this thug didn’t shoot the kid or the woman and, secondly, he was kind enough to take himself out of the equation.

Negligent discharges are a serious matter, folks.  We rarely need to remind concealed carriers to “keep your finger off the trigger until you intend to fire.”  But, we’d like to amend that for criminals who decide defenseless single mothers and their children should be targets of nefarious BS:

“Keep your finger off the trigger unless you’re pointing your illegally obtained gun at yourself or your dumb crook partners.”

In which case, please do.

This is why one of the biggest segments of our population — women — are arming themselves.  Because armed crooks don’t care!  In fact, they count on less chance of violent resistance if they kick in the door of some woman’s apartment than if they pick on some dude with an S&W hat on.  It’s cool.  Superficial BS aside, this is the entirety of the reason why I support concealed carry for every single eligible man and woman in this country.  I want every dude who thinks it’s okay to kick in some woman’s door at 11pm, who has absolutely no regard for the health and well being of her or her child, to have to ask himself, “does she have a gun?”

In this case, the woman didn’t.  And maybe after this event, she will entertain the idea.

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GH is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun is a Glock 26 in a Lenwood Holsters Specter IWB or his Sig Sauer SP2022 in a Dara Holsters Appendix IWB holster.

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