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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Another Way Guns Saved Lives

Here at A1F Daily, we post stories of Americans using their legally owned firearms to save their own lives and the lives of others on a daily basis. This one, however, is a little different.

When Phillip Langeyin’s boat capsized in the Gulf of Main on Sunday, he and three others were thrown overboard. The woman with them couldn’t swim, but Langeyin and the other two men managed to get back to the capsized boat and grab hold.

Knowing the boat would likely eventually sink and that they would grow fatigued trying to cling for life, they looked for any way possible to get help. Fortunately, one had a firearm. “Flare guns and everything else was under the boat,” Langevin told the Bangor Daily News. “And I told Jim, I said, ‘Fire your gun.’”

A boater about a half mile away heard the shot and came to investigate, rescuing the three men and saving their lives. Once again, an armed citizen saved the day.