Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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Horror stories and commentary aside, you are responsible for your welfare and the welfare of those close to you. Many years ago, two young ladies called for help from the police in Washington, D.C. The police took so long to arrive, both were raped and the attacker gone by the time police arrived. They attempted to sue the city for failing to protect them. That is when the courts ruled it wasn’t the city’s duty to protect its citizens, but the duty of the citizens themselves.
If more people fully understood this, there would be more guns and people trained in their use. For what could a 65-year-old, overweight and mildly handicaped individual hope to do to protect themselves from a 20-year -old? The only solution I see that is practical and immediate is reach for that comforting weight up behind that sore right hip. You say there are laws, use them. Laws are only followed by the law abiding, not the criminal element. Many laws were passed to handicap the lawful citizens’ ability to protect themselves.
The famous Sullivan Law of New York City was passed by Tammany Hall Politicians to protect their strong-arm associates who were getting shot while trying to extort money from shopkeepers. Is that the law you refer to? One of the many things that makes Georgia great is its approach to believing its citizens are trustworthy until proven opposite. You can get a CCW and carry a weapon. You can purchase a Class III (machinegun, submachinegun, sawed-off shotgun or suppressor) if you follow the federal requirements. For we do not fear our lawful citizens as Chicago and Washington, D.C., apparently do. So, remember just who really has to provide you and your family protection and act accordingly.