I enjoy a good 2nd Amendment as much as the next guy, but I don’t think I’m a nut. At any rate, the post’s author, Tim, posted the video you will see below and had some excellent points to make about this kind of incident. Do yourself a favor and read his post.
The video that follows is graphic and depicts a man putting a beating on a truly unarmed, defenseless woman while her three-year-old watches.
Now, we have to make quite a few assumptions about the incident itself as we are only shown snippets of detail. For example, we have no idea how the suspect gained entry (ruse, straight door kick, etc.). We have no idea what, if any, conversation took place.
What we are left with is simply a brutal beating.
Tim argues that a firearm could have leveled the playing field and I don’t disagree; however, I will add the caveat that planning for this kind of disaster is important.
When I was a kid, we’d have fire drills in my house. Come on, my Dad was a firefighter. Sadly, in this day and age, it seems it’s more likely to be a victim of a home invasion than to have one’s home catch fire. I certainly don’t advocate leaving firearms willy nilly around the house for three-year-olds to get their grubby little mitts on, but having a plan of what to do if someone kicks your door in isn’t a bad idea.
If the opportunity to make it to a firearm presents itself, it behooves a homeowner to get to it and handle business if appropriate. How do you decide what may be appropriate based on the circumstances that arise? That’s where training comes in.
The Wife and I have a standing agreement that when/if we are out and about and “Cop Mode” is required, she will do whatever it is I tell her to without question and with alacrity.
Could the woman in the video have done anything different? I have no idea, but it doesn’t appear that way. It appears to me like she was just trying to protect her daughter. Could a plan have assisted her? It couldn’t hurt. Unfortunately, sometimes shitty things just happen. As of the writing of the two posts I referenced earlier, the suspect had not been located.
Not so today. 42-year-old Shawn Custis is in custody and facing a number of charges including attempted murder, robbery and endangering the welfare of a child.
Enjoy prison, asshole.
Do you have a plan for a potential crime-related tragedy with your family?