A sheepdog, so to speak, saved the day as usual this past week when two kids, walking to a bus stop in Racine, Wisconsin, were attacked by an aggressive dog. A resident of the neighborhood heard the kids screaming, came outside, and scared the dog away from the kids. Then, as Madison.com reports, the dog lunged at the man, which prompted him to draw his concealed handgun, which he had a permit for. He fired one shot, which grazed the dog and caused it to run off. The canine was later caught by the police. Both children were hospitalized following the attack, but they are expected to recover.
Not all threats walk on two legs: a dog can definitely present a threat of serious injury or death, and this was almost definitely a completely justified defensive gun use. If you have kids, even though they can’t carry guns, you might be able to give them a leg up in a similar situation with pepper spray, which they can legally carry in most states.
Have you ever been forced to defend yourself or someone else against a four-legged threat?