Monday, December 10, 2007
"It was me, the gunman, and God." [link]
That's how volunteer security guard Jeanne Assam described the crucial instant she drew her small side arm, facing down a psychotic assassin carrying assault weapons.
The recent shooting deaths at New Life Church in Colorado Springs underscores the obvious. What if no one was there, with a licensed side arm, to stop the killer the way Mz. Assam did? What if?
The pastor of the congregation credits Jeanne with saving at least 100 lives, through her bravery that day.
If our laws prevented Mz. Assam from carrying her weapon, 100 people may have died.
This is why I believe in my Constitutional right to bear arms -- to protect myself and my loved ones, the way this lady protected the public.