Many scoff at the idea of home carry. Why bother with it in your own castle, they wonder, when you can quickly get your gun if you hear a bump in the night? Answer: sometimes that bump in the night is a knock at the door. “A Zionsville, (Indiana) man was shot Monday night by a man claiming to be a stranded driver. Police said the man knocked on a door in the 4300 block of Creekside Pass in the Austin Oaks subdivision shortly after 9 p.m. and asked to use a pair of pliers. The homeowner said he went to get the pliers and when he returned, the suspect tried to get into the house. The two got into a fight and the suspect shot the homeowner in the leg.” . . .
The homeowner has been identified as George Thomas Eyrich, 58, of Zionsville.
The shooter was described as a black man. He is about 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 160 pounds and was wearing a black jacket.
You may recognize leafy Zionsville as the suburban Indianapolis home of Shannon Watts, the doyenne of civilian disarmament and well-paid lacky of Michael Bloomberg. That’s a place where incidents like this one don’t happen. Or aren’t supposed to.
Neighbor Viska Sasic said the shooting has her unsettled.
“It’s scary,” she said. “It’s really scary. You cannot trust people, basically. You never know who might be behind the door.”
If there’s a better argument for home carry, we haven’t heard it.