Defensive Gun Use of the Day: If I Had A Hammer Edition

Guns are tools. Just like a hammer, they’re useful for a variety of purposes in an array of situations. Which is why not every DGU has to involve a confrontation with a bad guy. From “Jamaryon Middlebrooks was driving along North Emerson on a Sunday night when a frantic person waved him off the side of the road. Middlebrooks found a chaotic scene, as the tow truck driver went unconscious and witnesses described him turning blue.” Somehow the driver had become trapped between his truck and a cable and had stopped breathing. Middlebrooks ran back to his car, got his gat, opened fire on the chain and freed the driver. “‘I don’t see myself as a hero. I just figured hopefully someone would do that for me if I was in that situation,’ Middlebrooks said.” We’d all like to think that, wouldn’t we? Of course, having a powerful tool at the ready makes it that much more likely. As if you needed another reason to carry your gun.