Some frightened homeowners took security into their own hands.Here's something to remember when the gun/antigun rhetoric seems like so much "he said/she said:" The ownership and ability to use firearms is the difference between huddling in fear and being able to protect your own and the lives of the people you love. There's a red spray-painted sign on the Chartres Market, where I've spent many shaky mornings buying aspirin..."You Loot We Shoot."
John Carolan was sitting on his porch in the thick, humid darkness just before midnight Tuesday when three or four young men, one with a knife and another with a machete, stopped in front of his fence and pointed to the generator humming in the front yard, he said.
One said, "We want that generator," he recalled.
"I fired a couple of rounds over their heads with a .357 Magnum," Mr. Carolan recounted Wednesday. "They scattered."
He smiled and added, "You've heard of law west of the Pecos. This is law west of Canal Street."
Hang on, guys!
Guns save lives! Believe it!