All we hear from liberal Democrats is that guns kill and cause violence and therefore they believe that all guns should be banned and no one should have guns in their homes. That’s what Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Michael Bloomberg have been pushing for the past 8-years.
Liberals in some areas have managed to pass gun-control laws that make it impossible for a law-abiding homeowner to use a gun to defend themselves, their family and their home from intruders. They have laws that require a homeowner to keep their guns unloaded and locked in a safe or with a trigger lock. Some have even pushed laws that require the ammunition to be loaded up in a separate location in the house. What’s worse is that in some of those locations, people are not allowed to carry a loaded firearm outside the house. If they transport a gun for hunting or target shooting, the gun has to be unloaded and safely secured away.
Thankfully, there are other locations in the United States that understand that we live in an age of violence and unrest and that US Constitution and Second Amendment gives Americans the right to not only bear arms, but to protect themselves and their homes, which is what Democrats don’t want.
That’s why I enjoy bringing you accounts of law-abiding American citizens using their guns at home to protect themselves and their property. Such an incident happened around midnight on Saturday in Spiro, Oklahoma. Spiro is a small town of just over 2,000 residents about 15 miles west of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Around midnight, Krystal Kasprytski and her husband heard someone open the door and enter their house. They thought it was Krystal’s father and called out to him, but no one answered. When they went to see who it was, they encountered an unknown man. Krystal grabbed her gun and forced the man outside at gunpoint, where she held him until police arrived and took him into custody.
Krystal’s husband told the media that they only kept one bullet in the gun, but after this incident, they will keep the gun empty. Sorry, Mr. Kasprytski, but that is a very bad idea. Not every intruder complies so easily and may also be armed. If that happened, you will wish you had bullets in your gun.
The second incident took place in Castaic, California, an unincorporated community of about 20,000 people, located about 15 miles north, northeast of San Fernando, in the northern part of Los Angeles County. Even though California has some of the strictest gun control laws, residents still have the right to have a firearm in the home that they can use for protection, and that’s just what a homeowner in Castaic did.
On Monday, a Hispanic man entered a woman’s home through the rear door. She was able to grab her handgun when she confronted the intruder. After the short confrontation, and the intruder apparently not willing to leave the home, she shot him in the chest and then called authorities. When they arrived, the found the shot intruder, treated him at the scene and then transported him to the hospital. Fortunately for the intruder, he was listed in fair condition and is in police custody on one count of burglary. The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Department is investigating what happened and hopefully, the intruder will face additional charges and the homeowner will be praised for protecting herself. Who knows what the intruder would have done to her had she not been armed and willing to shoot?
The reason I said the intruder is fortunate is that had he broken into our house, the shot would have certainly been fatal and they would have to have taken him out in a body bag. The more intruders that are carried out in body bags, the more others may think twice before breaking into another home.
These are two of the many reasons why the American people deserve the right to keep loaded guns in their homes for self-defense.