Let’s be honest. Often, when the discussion of gun control comes up, the proper context is never given, namely the fact that government is not to infringe on the rights of the people to keep and bear arms in any way, shape or form. However, when one actually sees in real time why guns are necessary to stop evil men from making victims of innocent people, the case becomes clear as to why gun ownership is so important.
The following are three separate incidents. In each of the cases, the criminals had guns. This is point that must be made. No background checks will stop criminals from obtaining guns. No amount of legislation will stop the criminal who disregards the law (even if it is pretended law).
Here’s the first incident. This incident took place in Brazil. A group of would-be robbers attempted to sneak up on a couple as they pulled into their garage. The overhead door is about to close, when at least three criminals raise it up and two of them approach the vehicle. Before they can, the homeowner opens the door and fires several shots at the man approaching his side of the vehicle. Amazingly, they run off, though it appears the one man was hit several times in the video.
In the second video, this family is closing up their gas station. You can see two young girls at the door as one criminal breaks into the store. The girls flee as it appears the business owner fires at the intruder. He falls to the ground in front of the counter as a second intruder puts his gun through the broken door and returns fire. The video ends with the first intruder getting up and fleeing, falling down at the door and then escaping. Again, notice the criminals have guns, but it is the armed business owner who prevails.
In the third video, a man pulls up to a gate to enter. As he does, surveillance cameras capture two thugs on a motorcycle who pull up behind him. As they do, one of them jumps of the motorcycle and approaches the driver’s side with his gun drawn. The driver remains calm, reaches behind him and retrieves his weapon. The frightened would-be robber then turns and runs off as the driver fires several shots, at least one of them hitting the motorcycle driver who is unable to escape. As a reminder, the criminals have guns in this video also. Only the actions of a law-abiding and armed citizen saved the day, and possibly his life.
Consider these things when you hear anti-gun politicians say we need more gun control laws to stop criminals.
The reality is that we need more citizens who can control their guns… anywhere… at anytime. What politicians and anti-gunners will never tell you is stories like the ones you have viewed above where guns have been vital in the saving of both lives and property. And if you are a Christian, don’t give me the bit about not using a weapon. Godly men throughout the Old Testament wielded their swords (Samuel 25:13; Numbers 31:3; Nehemiah 4:17-18) to protect the innocent (Ps. 144:1) and we are called upon in the New Testament to also preserve life even with weapons (Luke 22:36), for this is a demonstration of our love for one another (Luke 10:27; 30-37). God has not changed, nor does He (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8).
Be armed. Be at the ready, and most of all pray that God would train your hands to defend life with your weapon should that time come.