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IPFS News Link • Self-Defense

You Can't Count on the Police

• by Jacob G. Hornberger

You just can't count on the police to keep you safe from a mass killer. Sometimes you have to rely on yourself or on other armed private individuals to fire back at mass killers. That means the right to keep and bear arms. 

Let's face it: There is a possibility that the Uvalde police got scared when they learned that there was a armed killer nearby. It's possible that what went through their minds was: "Heck, I'm too young to die. I'll wait until someone else goes in there after that guy."

But defense against murderers, rapists, and other people committing violent acts is the big reason we have police. That's their job. Why else do we need them — to arrest people for smoking marijuana, having sex with a prostitute, or playing in a poker game?

For years, the gun-control crowd has said that people don't need to be armed because the police will keep them safe. After what happened at Uvalde, who's going to buy that argument?