The Importance of Self-Defense: Two Harrowing Stories
Since the passing of the H.R. 38 Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act yesterday, the internet has been a hotbed of activity as gun-rights advocates take on anti-gun proponents.
According to those on the left, H.R. 38 would only exacerbate violence problems, claiming that those who exercise their Second Amendment rights "see 'bad guys' everywhere, have a high fear level and flatter themselves that they are keeping themselves and others safe [sic]." This is akin to saying people who have fire extinguishers in their homes see potential fires everywhere — clearly it's a ridiculous premise.
In Texas, the self-defense issue is certainly a polarizing one. Two new stories today illustrate the point, perhaps a bit too poignantly.
Gun-laws wouldn't have stopped a robber from illegally using a firearm to terrorize an innocent family. Instead, it was a well-prepared man with his own weapon that stopped the threat and saved potentially dozens of lives, including those in his family.
The second story, also from Texas, illustrates the reality of being unprepared when evil darkens your doorway.
Gun laws didn't stop a 17-year-old thug from illegally using a gun to rob and kill a 7-month-pregnant mother. Through no fault of her own, Kyndal Jae Teel will never grow up to be a young lady. Her mother, Kera Teel, will never know the joy of raising her child.
Take action now: urge your representatives to support H.R. 38. You never know when evil will darken your doorstep.
Stay alert. Stay alive.