Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts claims that defensive gun uses don’t happen. They’re just an urban myth. A fantasy perpetrated by crazed gun nuts. Then again, “gaslighting” is the 2022 word of the year.
Bright and early last Friday morning, two separate neighbors with concealed carry guns in Michigan, seeing a “disturbance” turn into a home invasion of a nearby residence with a mom and two children inside, acted quickly to stop the mayhem before police eventually arrived and tok the suspect into custody.
Like most good guys with guns, the two CCW holders used good judgement and didn’t fire a shot. But they made it clear to the lunatic in question that if he continued, he’d suffer some ballistic bodily alteration. At the sight of the guns and the determined men willing to use them, the drug-addled 32-year-old home invader, according to police, experienced a sudden change of demeanor.
Saginaw County Undersheriff Miguel Gomez credited the armed neighbors with preventing any injuries to innocents, including the children in the home. “No injuries occurred due to the quick action of the two citizens that took control of the suspect shortly after him gaining entry into the home,” Gomez said.
The good people at mLive had the rest of the story . . .
Neighbors with pistols detained a 32-year-old St. Charles man during an alarming post-Thanksgiving outburst that began seemingly as a public rant and progressed into a break-in at a home where children were present, Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department officials said…
At 7:33 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a neighborhood in St. Charles where residents reported a disorderly man was “jumping on a car and yelling,” Gomez said.
Before law enforcers arrived at the scene, the man broke into a house on Sanderson Street, officials said. Watching the outburst were two neighbors — armed and carrying concealed pistol licenses — who then “rushed to the scene to stop the home invasion,” Gomez said.
At 7:51 a.m., the two neighbors detained the man until deputies arrived two minutes later, Gomez said.
The home was occupied by a 41-year-old woman and her two children, ages 13 and 9, the undersheriff said.
A St. Charles man has been charged with two felonies after armed civilians stopped him allegedly breaking into a home the morning after Thanksgiving.
Toddell Boykins, 32, on Monday, Nov. 28, appeared before Saginaw County District Judge Elian E.H. Fichtner for arraignment on single counts of first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of personal property between $1,000 and $20,000. The former is a punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $5,000 fine, while the latter carries a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment and a fine of $20,000 or three times the value of the damage property.
Like good neighbors, the gun owners were there. They kept Black Friday from being a very dark day for a mother and her children.
If you’re keeping score at home, Watts has since moved from denying the existence of defensive gun uses to now claiming that they’re “rare.” That was no doubt the result of a torrent of ridicule she got from using such an easily-proven false talking point.
But her latest claim is every bit as laughable. The largest study of American gun owners ever performed, published earlier this year, estimates that 1.6 million defensive gun uses occur in America every year. That can’t be considered “rare” even in Shannon Watts’ delusional world view.
The average American knows when they’re being lied to. They recognize when an anti-gun zealot like Watts shamelessly micturates on their leg and tells them it’s actually precipitation. Maybe that’s why Americans bought another 700,000 firearms just last week.
The average Joe and Jane can see for themselves what’s resulted from defunded police departments, zero bail laws, and criminals who aren’t prosecuted. They’ve increasingly decided that they choose not to participate in these “progressive” reindeer games. They want the ability to protect themselves and their families and they’re not buying the gun control industry’s sky-is-falling claims of guns making people less safe.
Sorry, Shannon. You have yourself a really nice holiday season, OK?