Self-defense in Brooklyn getting great press
"Goldstein's neighbors were relieved: One told the Post, "Hopefully, he'll make people think twice about coming here and knocking down doors," and another said, "As a person who's been an opponent of gun ownership, I'm glad he had one now.""
This is the type of story you'd never have seen in print a few years ago. Then it'd have been ignored or, if covered, had quotes from the burglar's family about how terrible it was. There is a quote from the burglar's mother, but it leaves the reader chuckling:
Maginat, who is at Brookdale Hospital, had eight prior arrests and was charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and possession of burglar's tools. However his mother, a former auxiliary cop, told the Daily News that her son couldn't possibly be a burglar, "My son knows better than that."
Hat tip to Sixgun Sarah...
Sadly, this event will slowly be forgotten. People seem to remember the best details of a criminal's actions, but are too easy to forget when good men triumph.
Posted by: Nick L. at September 17, 2010 03:06 PM
That is because the media if they mention it at all will drop it like a hot potato but if it is "criminal" they will drag it out forever. I am amazed that we did not see more sympathy for the Robber from them
Posted by: Rich at September 18, 2010 06:39 AM
More and more people are accepting lethal and non-lethal weapons as a means for self defense purposes and are believing in the "right to bare arms". You have to, in this crazy crime ridden world!
Posted by: SelfDefenseProductsFlorida at September 20, 2010 11:11 AM
Gun ownership (and the willingness to use guns) contributes to "herd immunity" in roughly the same way that vaccines do.
Posted by: jdberger at September 22, 2010 03:39 PM