Perhaps because they often tend to live in tightly packed urban environments, when it comes to the gun debate, liberals always forget that the cops cannot be relied upon to be there at the moment a crime is happening. In a city it’s entirely possible that there are lots of police patrolling a small geographic area who can then respond immediately to a 911 call. In areas that see cops stretched thin by geography (a sprawling county) or crisis (Katrina), citizens are on their own. This video of a woman in an isolated area facing off a rabid intruder is a perfect reminder of the fact that arms protect citizens:
It’s obvious by the end of the video that the woman is absolutely shattered by the experience, but I came away impressed by her clear-thinking courage. I also appreciated the 911 dispatcher’s compassion and good advice.
Hat tip: Hot Air