The mean streets of Detroit provide us with more than their fair share of Armed Citizen stories, as many residents there realize they have been left to take care of themselves against armed, violent criminals.
In a recent incident, a Detroit homeowner heard noises outside of his home last Friday around 3:15 a.m. and opened the front door to investigate. Immediately, an unknown assailant outside began shooting at him, hitting him at least once.
Undeterred by his injury, the homeowner, holder of a concealed-carry permit, grabbed his gun and returned fire, driving off the intruder and saving his own life. According to police reports, the victim’s injuries are considered non-life threatening.
Same Gun-Ban Song, Different Verse
We reported last week how 13 anti-gun U.S. senators are calling on some firearm retailers to not sell guns to their customers after the NICS-required three days have passed. As NRA-ILA points out, this newest ploy is part of a decades-old playbook to limit private firearm ownership.
The effort tracks with the three-part plan outlined by the Brady Campaign in 1976, when it was known as the National Council to Control Handguns, to first “slow down the increasing number of handguns being produced and sold in this country,” and thereafter get handguns registered, then banned. Except now it’s about all firearms.
At issue is the federal law that requires firearm dealers to delay, for three business days, transfers of firearms to customers whose background checks are not quickly approved. But simply stated, if the delay was not necessarily limited to three days, unelected bureaucrats could indefinitely prevent people from acquiring firearms.
CCW-Friendly Sheriff Reports No Incidents With Permit Holders
What would happen, in typically anti-gun California, if a county sheriff decided to actually issue concealed-carry permits to nearly all of those who want them, rather than turning down the vast majority as most sheriffs do?
Gun-banner logic says “road rage shootouts” would prevail, the “Wild, Wild West” would break out and “blood would run in the streets.” Wrong!
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones and his staff approve nearly 95 percent of the permit applications they receive. In fact, anyone with a clean record can fill out an application, go through an interview process, and undergo background checks and required training—they no longer need a “justifiable reason.” The result: Sheriff Jones recently told Fox40 that he has never had a gun-related incident with a CCW permit holder.