Calif. Woman Slain on the Phone With 911
WEST COVINA, Calif. (AP) - A woman was asking a 911 dispatcher for help when her pleas were interrupted by gunshots, then silence. She was shot to death.
The woman told the dispatcher someone was trying to break into her home in upscale West Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Dan Rosenberg said. "Deputies heard gunshots followed by silence and an open phone line," he said.
Deputies arrived at the house, 20 miles east of Los Angeles, a few minutes after Wednesday's late morning call.
The woman, whose name was not released by police, had been shot several times. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.The Cato Institute probably put it best:
"At this point we believe it was a burglary gone awry," Rosenberg said.
Gun control puts honest citizens in the position of having to choose between protecting their lives or respecting the law. What kind of government would do such a thing?The kind of government we'll get in spades if we put a Clinton or an Obama in the White House this fall. Remember, make 2008 your personal Year of the Gun — if you can legally do so, get a gun, learn to use it and carry it every day! Don't have an AR? Get one...they'll never be cheaper. If you regularly shoot one type of shooting sports, make it a point to try another. If you're a die-hard IPSC guy, try sporting clays. If you're a sporting clays shooter, try high-power. Don't worry...if you show some interest, someone will loan you the hardware you need to try it! Take another person to the range and introduce him or her to the joys of shooting. We are free because we exercise our rights!
I'll close this post with some words from Brother Ted, who truly speaks for us all:
I don’t need a piece of paper or a court to tell me, a free citizen of a free country, that I can’t defend myself or my family while at the same time forcing me to pay for an armed security force to come along and clean up after something goes wrong. The most basic thing that makes me free and safe is my ability to protect myself from those who would try to take away my liberty or my life.