Thursday, June 04, 2009

So how should a 74-yr-old man with bad knees defend himself?

Without something effective, like a firearm, what would happen to a 74-year-old Pistol in hand Korean War Vet defends home - Coeur d'Alene, ID |. Without a tool, like a firearm, to equalize the odds - to use Col. Colt's phrase - the old and the infirm would be at the mercy of the young and the violent.

He woke up in the middle of the night to the sounds of someone in his home.
He stumbled across two intruders apparently in the process of burglarizing his house just before midnight.

"I peeked outside the door and when I did there was this big guy, at least taller than me, he had a ski mask on and a baseball hat," Lewis [not his real name] said.

He thinks the men were after painkillers which he now keeps under lock and key. Lewis says fake knees make it hard to be quick on his feet these days but he was armed and ready.

"It's a Smith and Wesson .38 and I keep it loaded all the time."
He shot one goblin in the arm. Said goblin was arrested when he showed up at a local hospital. Second goblin turned himself in, and the third is being sought by police.

So, if the Left were to remove all guns, what would have happened to this law-abiding citizen? What would his correct response be? Dial 911 and pray for rescue?

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