Reader Ben W. writes:
I share this story that happened a few days ago to an acquaintance of mine who lives a few blocks away from me. It’s a perfect example of why, regardless of what your personal beliefs or political opinion is, your personal protection is 100% your responsibility. Last Sunday, at roughly 4:00 pm in a relatively nice neighborhood in Savannah, Georgia, two men walking down the street began to open fire on the neighborhood. They just casually strolled down the street, shooting at houses and yards, until they had their fill and left . . .
No one was hurt or killed. They most likely were a couple of gang bangers trying to cause a distraction for a separate crime, (that’s my guess) or possibly a couple of true psychopaths getting ready to conduct a bigger show.
Anyway, my acquaintance, who was home at this time, was obviously scared and called the police while this was going on. The police got there a good 10 minutes after the dudes had bailed. The response: one cop in a squad car (not pictured above). He got out and casually strolled around, and started picking up spent brass with his bare hands.
My acquaintance went out to talk to him and asked, “Shouldn’t you be wearing gloves?” The cop said, “Oh, uh yeah, I guess I should, huh?”
A couple more cops arrived and they don’t understand why my friend is shaken up and scared. They went with him into his house and began to get very testy with him, and started to question him. They seemed to be rather irritated that they were called, and didn’t think the situation was a big deal.
He eventually asked them to leave, multiple times, and they finally did. Nothing else happened afterwards. It didn’t even make the local TV news. As far as I know, these guys are still on the loose, brazen enough to light up a neighborhood on a Sunday afternoon. That’s reason enough pack heat, always, everywhere.
So, as has been repeated many times here on TTAG, the antis will scream about how we “don’t need guns, we have the police to protect us.” In reality, no one is going to protect you. It’s primarily your responsibility. Get a gun, learn, train, carry it always, and then buy some more guns. Be ready to defend yourself from anything, because the police are simply the clean-up crew.