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31 Jul
I’m almost tempted to start a new category of stories where people who have traditional been anti- or even staunchly anti-gun have had their views do a 180* turn when confronted with a violent encounter. I do not relish these stories, nor ‘wish’ for them to happen. But it truly is amazing how an incident can change your perspective on owning a gun to protect yourself or a loved one. This young man is, as the ER doctor stated, an American hero….
*…their experience drastically changed them and their views on a number of issues, including gun control. Before, both didn’t feel the need to own a gun. Now, they are proud gun owners and keep a handgun in the bedroom.
“I didn’t want a gun. I specifically didn’t want one,” Dittrich said. “I was very much opposed to hav[ing] one, and I guess I got the realization that the police really can’t protect you. They can respond, and they can protect you once they get there. But, you’re on your own.”*
The police can’t really help you“…so true….and sad. Fortunately, this couple had the mindset of survival, which, even if you own a gun, is still a vital element to survival in a situation like this.
Other examples of a change in a persons views on gun control;

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