By Jolie Stuart-Davis, Young America's Foundation Sarah
T. Hermann Intern Scholar
In the wake of the tragedy in Aurora CO, the Left has yet called
for more gun control laws. Besides their blatant disregard for the
Second Amendment, they fail to realize that guns keep law abiding
In Ocala, Florida, an elderly man thwarted two would be robbers
with his gun. By firing his .380-caliber pistol at the criminals,
Samuel Williams is a hero to all the patrons in the internet
In Salt Lake City, Utah, a violent knife-wielding criminal went
on stabbing rampage. A law abiding citizen nearby stopped the
suspect by pulling his gun and telling the man to drop the knife.
Two people were seriously injured but an untold number were saved
by the courageous gun owner.
Then there is the April shooting in Aurora, Colorado. A
man, recently released from prison, drove to a local church,
crashed his car, and then opened fire on those that came to help
him. He killed one woman before being shot and killed by an
off-duty police officer attending church.
Where was the national media to cover these incidents? Where was
ABC's Brian Ross?
The media seems to forget that incidents like the latest Aurora
shooting are tragedies that can be and are prevented by law abiding
gun owners. Guns, in these situations, have prevented criminals
from killing or seriously injuring more people.
Criminals are going to get weapons, and it is up to law abiding
citizens to arm and protect themselves. Those exercising
their right to keep and bear arms are doing all of us a favor.
Jolie Stuart-Davis is a Young America's
Foundation Sarah T. Hermann Intern Scholar.