"Guns don't protect people", my arse
On February 18, female convenience store clerk Seul Lim exchanged gunfire with a would-be robber, who allegedly entered the store with his gun drawn.
The attempted robbery occurred at the Pacific Quickmart during afternoon hours in Spanaway, Washington.
According to KIRO 7, Lim was struck in the abdomen by one of the suspect’s bullets, which he fired back at her “as he ran away.” The bullet went all the way through her body, but she survived because it did not hit any vital organs.
The suspect in the attempted robbery — 23-year-old Tyrone Anthony Prophet Jr. — was arrested by Pierce County Sheriff Deputies shortly after Lim thwarted the attempted robbery with her gun.
On April 4 Tampa, Florida’s WFLA published video of a church maintenance worker holding a suspected church burglar at gunpoint until police arrived.According to WFLA, maintenance worker Ed Clayton said he “decided to bring his concealed weapon because the doors to the church had been breached earlier in the evening.” When he arrived at the church to fix the doors, the man who was allegedly trying to get into the building took off running. Clayton cornered him and held him at gunpoint until police arrived on scene.
What happens when eight children are let into a room where a real gun is partially hidden — lodged next to a couch’s seat cushion?
Iowa TV news station KWWL-TV, in conjunction with Waterloo police, videotaped the experiment — and with the mothers of the preschool- and kindergarten-age kids watching from another room at the news station.
After the kids were let into the room, it took just 15 seconds for one of them to find the gun.
Before long the gun — which was not loaded — was being passed around and pointed at other children.
The moms were visibly shaken.
Lieutenant Aaron McClelland said it was typical behavior “for young kids. Curiosity. Everything is a toy in their world. Unless we educate them and let them know sometimes it’s not.”
At the very end of the dramatic video 7-minute — after the image of kids holding the gun and the mom’s emotional reactions — the reporter shared a compelling caveat regarding the two children in the room who didn’t pick up the gun.
“Those two children are the ones who have guns in their homes and their parents have talked extensively about guns so therefore their curiosity is gone,” she said.