This is why people should have permitted concealed handguns

Chilling account of fruitless 911 call.

Woman shot while on phone with 911

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Blogger Jim Lagnese said...

I know you can clarify this, but wasn't there a lawsuit years ago where a woman had been held hostage and the police actually came to the door, but didn't have reasonable cause to enter s the left and she was raped? The judgement was that the police do not have a duty to protect individuals, but society as a whole. I know you can fill in the details, but basically, when someone is out to do you harm, it is best to take care of yourself the best way you can. Calling 911 when someone has a gun is as hopeless as calling the mortuary.

10/07/2008 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jim: case law is consisten on this...absent some "special relationship" between the police and an individual, the police have NO. LEGAL. OBLIGATION. to protect any one person.


10/07/2008 12:43 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

I agree with being able to protect yourself. My father and uncle were both shot during the same armed robbery on the streets of Brooklyn, NY.

10/07/2008 6:54 PM  
Blogger Stan said...

Personally I see this as a reason to not require permits. Which often cost hundreds of dollars and take months to get.

10/08/2008 1:27 PM  
Blogger Jim Lagnese said...

Depending on the state, one can go to the range without a permit, or even have the pistol in the car without one. I don't know about not having a concealed license, but if every state AND DC was shall issue, I might be happy with that.

10/08/2008 1:52 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

This is a PERFECT exapmple of the FACT that Police are REACTIVE and Not PROACTIVE. Get a handgun, train with it carry it! When seconds count, Police are only Minutes away. It is our responsibility to protect our own Lives. Police are there to stand over your dead body and discuss how sad the situation is. WAKE UP PEOPLE USE YOUR 2nd Amendment RIGHT!

10/08/2008 5:19 PM  

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