It’s a funny thing about guns: they work whether you believe in them or not.
According to KHOU News in Houston, a young man by the name of Kevin Dorsey was getting into his car last Thursday night when a thug in a ski mask held him up at gunpoint, demanding his wallet, cell phone, and car keys. Mr. Dorsey, who was unarmed, handed them over.
Then a couple of strangers in a Mercedes pulled up and asked Mr. Dorsey what had happened. He told them, and they went after the thug. When they caught up with him, they did the only logical thing to do: they shot him.
The thug shot back, then he did one of those impulsive things that seem like a good idea at the time, though hindsight tells a different story: he escaped his assailants by jumping over a fence into someone’s yard.
Unfortunately for him, the yard he chose contained a German Shepherd. Imagine the poor schmuck’s surprise when the German Shepherd responded the way German Shepherds usually respond to intruders.
Thanks to the dog’s vigilance, the lowlife was unable to escape before the police arrived.
KHOU News interviewed Mr. Dorsey the day after the mugging, when he made this remarkable statement:
“I don’t believe in guns. I don’t own a gun. I’m totally at the mercy of my saviors. They obviously sent two angels to help me. These people protected me when I couldn’t protect myself.”
Well, despite his inexplicable lack of faith in guns, Mr. Dorsey did have the grace to publicly thank the two Good Samaritans (as yet unidentified) who came to his rescue. It would have been nice if he had also publicly thanked the German Shepherd who helped take down his attacker, but I guess you can’t think of everything, and to be fair, Mr. Dorsey had been through quite an ordeal.
According to The Blaze:
It’s unclear whether the two men who came to Dorsey’s rescue were concealed carry permit holders, however, reports do not indicate that police took any action against the men. In Texas, gun owners can carry firearms in their car without a concealed carry permit so long as the weapon is not in plain view and the owner is not involved in criminal activity, a criminal street gang or otherwise prohibited by law from carrying a weapon.
Isn’t it great to live in a country where law-abiding citizens can own guns and use them not only for self-defense, but also to defend others who have been preyed upon by the lawless? And isn’t it comforting to know that even though this befuddled young man professes not to “believe in” guns, God nonetheless saw fit to send not only a couple of angels equipped with firearms, but also a German Shepherd equipped with teeth, to defend him when he was unable to defend himself?
For further enlightenment:
In the Absence of Guns, by Mark Steyn
Obama’s Disarm the Victim Movement, by Neal Boortz