Letter to the Editor: Fantasy world
BY Jim McDougal, Tulsa
Thursday, February 21, 2013
2/21/13 at 7:33 AM
In reference to a Jan. 11 letter by Cy Northrop, "Repeal the Second Amendment": I am not sure which "fantasy world" Northrop lives in, but I have news for him and anyone else who believes the police are here for our protection. They (the police) cannot do anything until an actual crime has been committed. Then it is their responsibility to investigate the crime, collect evidence, arrest the perpetrator if they are still on scene, and have the body picked up. Ask all the women with protective orders how much protection they get.
As to just dialing 911 and have a cop show up on your doorstep, that is a flawed assumption. What if the 911 system is down or it is a busy night and everyone is tied up on calls, or completely across the county or district, especially if you are in a rural area?
We each have the responsibility to protect ourselves, family and property. FBI statistics prove that as gun ownership increased, crime has steadily decreased. Is it ironic that the cities with the strictest gun laws also have the most crimes?
I, and many others, refuse to be a victim. Just remember that as the "bad guy" is kicking down your back door to rob you so he can buy more drugs, that a gun in your hand beats a cop on the phone any day.
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