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Self defense use of firearms should not be ignored

One asshole shoots a bunch of people, and it’s all over the news.  Thousands of people use firearms to defend themselves and nobody notices.

Take this story for instance:

An elderly Doyline couple fought off potential home invaders around 1:30 Sunday morning. Webster Sheriff’s Office says Brandon Hudson and Jecaras Taylor attempted to break into an elderly couple’s home, thinking they had evacuated. When the couple revealed themselves, police say the two men continued their attempt. Taylor was shot in the neck by one of the homeowners. He is in critical condition at LSU Medical Center. Hudson is in custody at the BDCC Correctional Facility.  ~ KTBS

How many times does this happen?  How many times does just having the gun stop a crime without even the need to fire it?  Nobody cares because guns are scary, and once in a blue moon, some whack job kills a bunch of people.  Then, instead of looking at the whack job and figuring out why he’s a whack job, whether or not there were signs that he was going to do this, and what we could have done to help him, we just blame the gun.

What we need is a massive self defense use of firearms.  Like, for an entire gang to decide that they want to rob a place, and the just happen to choose a house where the owner has an AK-47, and well, it is used without prejudice.  I imagine that 30 or so gang members strewn across the street would get some attention as to how firearms have defensive uses as well.

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