“I can tell you that in my 27-plus years of policing here in Madison, this is probably one of the most disturbing and heinous crimes that I’ve ever seen.” That’s the exact pronouncement of Madison, Wisconsin Interim Police Chief Randy Gaber [via wkow.com] re: a home invasion by six scumbags. Specifically, “Madison police say three men planned a home invasion, but broke into the wrong home on Quincy Avenue on the north side around 6 a.m. on February 23. Police say the suspects were aware it was not the intended home, but they proceeded to violently attack the two victims who had been sleeping. The suspects are accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting the woman who was six months pregnant.” Actually, that’s not nearly specific enough . . .
What hell did the perps put those innocent civilians though during their 45-minute invasion? Here’s hoping the entire chronology of events comes out at the trial – and that the criminal or criminals providing the information do not receive lenient sentences for providing it. I want people who believe in infringing on Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms to come face-to-face with the facts of this case – where unarmed Americans were brutalized by armed thugs – so that the antis understand that no law would have stopped the assault.
Actually, that’s probably wrong. What’s the bet that at least two of the perps had previous convictions for firearms-related offenses? What’s the bet that at least three of them had a rap sheet that included a conviction for a violent offense? A law that would have incarcerated them for these offenses MAY have kept them from destroying innocent life. Again, that’s what they did to unarmed Americans.
If one of the two residents had a firearm, preferably on their person, they would have had a good chance to stop the gang assault in its tracks. Of course, there were SIX bad guys busting in their door. If the victims lived in a state which prohibited handgun ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, the armed self-defender would have a minimal margin of error. If he or she shot with the accuracy of the New York City Police Department (27 percent hit ratio), they would have been easily overwhelmed.
In short, this should have been a defensive gun use. Anyone who says differently – or would do anything to hobble the defenders’ ability to shoot their assailants – is a callous, delusional human being bent on increasing the sum of human suffering. That is all. [h/t Pascal]