Most gun owners are aware of the old saying, “God made men, and Sam Colt made them equal.” It’s a saying that has stood them test of time because it’s inherently true. Before the invention of the firearm, the strong could easily prey on the weak. However, whenever firearms are involved in a fight, the playing field is always fairly level.
It’s safe to say that most criminals aren’t aware of this fact. If they were, they probably wouldn’t be dumb enough to victimize people who are clearly armed. That’s a mistake that one teenager from Detroit made earlier this month. He saw a 61-year-old man in a convenience store who was legally carrying a pistol, and had the bright idea of trying to take it from him. He must have thought that the older man would be an easy target, and he quickly paid for that mistake when he was shot in the gut. He was charged while recovering at a hospital not long after.
And if you can believe it, the older man was a “mild mannered musician” who had only recently received his concealed pistol permit, and had never fired a gun before. And that thug was no match for him. Guns really do have the ability to make us all equal.