Our daily lives are full of comfortable situations. We wake up, get in the car and drive to school or work, and we feel safe there. We spend our free time with family and friends in familiar places where we also feel safe. We walk down city streets and feel safe because there are police officers there to protect us. Why would anyone ever have a need to carry a gun?
Over the last few weeks, there were several mass shootings in very public places. People who work and live in nursing homes were murdered by a lunatic in North Carolina. Those people all felt safe when they woke up that morning, and never imagined that they would be faced with a life or death situation.
In another incident a man shot random victims from his car as he drove around town. In the same incident the man killed his grandparents, aunt and uncle, a deputy’s wife and 18 month old child, in addition to the random other people. There were 10 dead in all. None of those people (especially the relatives) thought that they would be in a fight for their life that day. They were all wrong. Oh yea, he also fired about 30 rounds at police before killing himself.
So let me ask. Had any one of those victims, or at least someone nearby, had been carrying a gun, do you honestly think there would have been so many deaths? The shootings only stopped when the shooter met resistance from police. If someone had presented some form of resistance sooner, the number of deaths could have been greatly reduced.
The next time you’re walking around unarmed, think about these incidents, and how safe the victims felt immediately prior to becoming a victim. Then think to yourself “how safe do I feel right now”?