Two Burglaries, One Night — Two Very Different Results. Are You Ready To Keep A Firearm Yet?


BANGOR, MAINE — In one night in Bangor, two households were broken into and the homeowners threatened. In the first incident of the evening, 12:37 a.m., the homeowner sent the intruders running after he presented a gun while calling police. In the second incident, the homeowner didn’t have a gun and instead decided to fight the intruders. The intruders beat him up and he luckily was able to flee to a neighbor’s home and talk to police.

Guess which one was easier? The one that doesn’t end with bruises, cuts, lacerations, and general health intact.

According to WCSH 6 News, the homeowner who confronted the suspects with nothing but his bare hands ended up with minor injuries that were treatable. The suspects broke in through his back door and demanded money or drugs or both. They didn’t seem quite sure. We’re going out on a limb here and say they probably aren’t the type of guys to think their actions through. If one of them had inclination to do real damage, he likely would have.

For that first home, though, the guy with the gun didn’t even have to break a sweat before it was over. No sooner than the two suspects saw he was armed and on the phone with police, they knew time was a short commodity. Plus, from the sounds of it, they knew a second place they could break into anyways.

That second guy… Those two hoods chose right. If they had stuck with Door #1, they both would have been lucky to leave walking upright. In Door #2, however, was a homeowner who thought he could go toe-to-toe with two unknown men in his own home with nothing more than a macho attitude and a mean left hook.

Say it with me. Guns. Save. Lives.

It’s okay to say it. As concealed carriers and gun owners, we know damn well why we carry a gun in the home and outside of it. It’s because when faced with multiple attackers who are obviously too dumb to think their actions through, we don’t want to have to wonder if they’re going to play nice and leave on their own accord.

No. That’s what the gun is for. And with some training and a bit of intestinal fortitude, you can join the countless others who have successfully defended their homes with a gun. Added bonus points if you take it to the outside world and defend yourself no matter where you go.

Consider it. Door #1 or Door #2. Which one would you rather have to go through?


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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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