The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Friday afternoon in Loganville, Georgia, a woman was working from home while her 9-year-old twins were home from school. She heard a knock at the door, but thinking it was a salesman, she ignored it. But the knocks became more persistent. Frightened, she got the twins and they hid in a crawlspace connected to her office in the attic. From there, they heard the man break in with a crowbar and begin going ransacking the house. He eventually made his way to the attic. But when he opened the door, he got a surprise: the mom had a .38-caliber revolver. She fired six shots, hitting him in the face and neck five times. She was out of bullets, but she bluffed and told him she’d shoot again if he moved. She and her kids fled to a neighbor’s home and called the police, who captured him as he tried to flee. The story raises a lot of questions, like: what would have happened if she hadn’t been armed? And considering he was still able to flee even with five bullet wounds, what if in her fear and nervousness, she’d missed, or what if he’d had an accomplice? It kind of makes you think that maybe letting law-abiding citizens have guns that shoot more than six bullets might actually be a good idea.

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  • Jim Wallace

    01/21/2013 02:00 PM

    You have the ability to say just what needs to be said in a way even the densted of people can understand. May God continue to bless you in your work.

  • marvin wilson

    01/21/2013 10:32 AM

    i wish that obama,couomo,biden and the rest of the liberals would be as frugal with our tax money by making laws that they ban spending our tax money (like water goes over niagera falls) like their gun and ammo bans.if they really wanted to save our children they would repeal the weomen's right to abortion, guns don't kill babies, doctors do.

  • stacey s. miller

    01/21/2013 05:01 AM

    My only concern is what exactly is considered a ( mentally ill) person. After a tour in Iraq I was put on anti-depresents. Only because I was a little jumpy and upset with how us veterans are treated. We're not criminals, just someone who went thru some crap. I don't like the idea of possibly being disarmed. Are you saying I can defend your freedom, just not myself?

  • George Fish

    01/20/2013 10:13 PM

    I don't want to have to carry a gun all my life just to feel safe. I will carry a gun to protect my family and our property. When I do carry a gun, I'd prefer to be legal, but then the people that would break-in or steal from me, won't be legal so I'm not going to worry about how many rounds I'm allowed to carry. It will be as many as I'm able to carry because I'll be shooting at an individual that isn't legal.

  • Christopher Andrew Mencel

    01/20/2013 03:45 AM

    Mr. Huckabee,

    I am very disappointed with you and the rest of the self-proclaimed "conservatives" at Fox News. Every time I hear about the 2nd Amendment, somebody brings up the topics of self-defense and hunting. You know damn well that the 2nd Amendment is not about hunting, and it isn't even meant to protect the right of self-defense against thieves and criminals (though this is a natural right). The 2nd Amendment is about protection of personal sovereignty against the tyranny of unchecked government power. I am not advocating violence against our government or any sort of rebellion. I am simply saying that we all have the natural right to protect our liberties from those who would seek to destroy them. There is much talk about banning "assault weapons" and high-capacity magazines. Remember that any weapon, be it a knife, revolver, club, or rifle, is an "assault weapon" if it is used to hurt innocent people. However, the AR-15 and other rifles are under attack by those who wish to disarm the American public. This rifle, and other semi-autos, are the muskets of our time. They are not machine guns, as the Left would have you believe; rather, they are commonly owned guns that allow citizens to protect themselves. Just as Colonial Americans would not be seen keeping cannons and bombs in their barns, we are prohibited from owning weapons of war, to include fully automatic rifles, explosives, crew-served weapons, and the like. The AR-15, however, leaves an appropriate means of protection in the hands of the people without compromising law and order. Please stand up for the 2nd Amendment and quit letting people beat around the bush with their talk about hunting. Defend our sacred freedom by speaking frankly and directly about the subject. As a naval officer, I did not take an oath to protect our Constitution just to see it torn apart because good men fail to act.

    Very Respectfully,

    C. Andrew Mencel

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