Time and time again, the truth about gun control is revealed: the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
However, in places like Washington, D.C., the good guys are still left disarmed. With the backwards city having begrudgingly issued a handful of concealed carry permits, the vast, vast majority of responsible citizens are left to the mercy of criminals who do not follow the law.
Luckily, one man fought back when such a criminal attempted to rob him and though he was not initially armed, the victim soon became armed after he wrestled the gun away from the would-be robber and used the weapon to defend himself.
When four people were walking around town at 1 AM, they were approached by a man named Jerome Wright. Soon, a scuffle broke-out and two victims were shot. One of them, despite having been shot in the chest, managed to fight Wright and wrestle his gun from him before fatally shooting the would-be robber.
All the victims are expected to survive.
“It’s a justifiable homicide, but the issue is it could have been very tragic the other way,” said Sgt. Delroy Burton of the D.C. Police Union.
It’s true; it could have gone the other way. This is a miraculous tale of a seriously injured man fighting-back against an armed criminal. Imagine if this victim were allowed to exercise his Second Amendment rights by carrying a concealed weapon and consider the how this man might have been able to better-defend his life and the lives of those around him without having to first greatly endanger his life by wrestling with the assailant.
Further, let’s also consider the likelihood that criminals would be mugging random people on the street if they knew that a healthy percentage of citizens were equipped with the means to defend themselves with deadly force. Would Wright have accosted four individuals if he know that there was a decent chance that one or all of them had guns themselves?
Reportedly, Wright was a career criminal who served time for robbery and, upon his release, was arrested for selling crack cocaine. When being arrested, Wright broke-free, assaulted a police officer, went on the run and was apprehended six hours later at a home with bolt-cutters, handcuffs and he had cut-off his dreadlocks.
Wright was sent to jail for a week for violating his parole, but was soon released.
At a time when the D.C. authorities assert that citizens cannot be trusted with their Second Amendment rights, it seems painfully obvious that they cannot pretend to defend everybody from violent criminals. With Wright serving only a week for his litany of crimes, it’s quite obvious that only a fool would rely upon the justice system to manage crime.
Something tells me, however, that though Wright only spent a week in jail for his crimes, if a citizen of D.C. were caught with a concealed handgun, he or she would likely face much more severe legal consequences than a week in jail.
It’s time for freedom to finally come to America’s capital.