Mentally ill people sometimes pose a legitimate threat, and in this case out of Fresno, Texas, south of Houston, that’s exactly what happened. At about 4:00 a.m., a man stormed into a home with four sleeping family members inside, yelling that someone chasing him. The homeowner confronted the intruder, asking him to leave multiple times. Meanwhile, his wife and two children, ages four and ten, were hiding in a bedroom.
When the intruder refused to leave after repeated requests, the homeowner shot him twice, once in the arm and once in the leg. When deputies arrived, the man was still yelling about being chased. He’s expected to recover and will be given a mental health evaluation. No one else was injured during the incident.
Cases like this make you wonder about misplaced initiatives on the part of anti-gunners. We know mental health is a problem, and it can lead to violence of many kinds, especially the biggest, most silent killer: suicide. Those who value life and want to reduce gun-related deaths would do best to work toward solving that problem rather than disarming law-abiding Americans.
The “good guy with a gun” narrative is a myth meant to scare people into buying guns for self-defense.
— Giffords (@GiffordsCourage) July 6, 2018