Jeff W. writes:
“Two men have been arrested following a Monday night hit-and-run involving multiple parked cars and mailboxes in the Hayden Hill subdivision, according to the Goose Creek Police Department.” This happened in my neighborhood last night. Three hit and run suspects on the loose, with the police searching for them. They were spotted two houses down from mine just before midnight. I live in a very nice neighborhood, but criminals can travel. My small community has a Facebook page so everyone was using it to communicate. As soon as I learned three men were on the loose hiding around my house from the police I immediately tooled up . . .
For the first time ever, I locked and loaded my AR15 for home defense. I usually only have pistols ready because I have three young children. They are too weak to pull the slide back to put a round in the chamber, so I feel it is the safest for my family. The moment I realized I might be facing three men, though, I had to adapt.
This was a prime example where an AR-15 was more than justified. One guy was 250 lbs and another was 200lbs. I wanted to have the biggest advantage I could get. After about three hours, all three men were finally caught, but it was a restless night. I felt a lot more comfortable knowing I had plenty of firepower, but I still was alert because I didn’t want to be surprised.
I live in the south, so most people are packing heat, but it was kind of funny that a few neighbors on the page are not gun owners. But for a while, they were wishing they were.