Paul Joseph Watson
May 17, 2013
In yet another pro-Second Amendment story that the national media dare not touch, a homeowner in Sharpstown, Houston was assaulted by three robbers who broke into his house and shut him in a closet – unaware that the closet was where he kept his guns.
With the homeowner thinking the three men had left, he exited the closet armed and proceeded to walk downstairs, before confronting one of the burglars and exchanging shots.
The homeowner was unharmed but the wounded robber stumbled outside and collapsed onto the floor, where he was watched by Neighbor Craig Gaddis who had heard the gunfire. The other two men fled the scene.
Neighbors said that the area had been plagued by a spate of recent robberies. The wounded suspect was hospitalized and the homeowner faces no charges for defending his property.
“Guess what? The owner had a gun,” Gaddis told local ABC 13 news. “He did exactly what he was supposed to do — with the gun, that’s what they’re made for — protect his home.”
This is precisely the kind of story, reflecting the Second Amendment in a positive light in stopping a crime, that happens routinely but is rarely if ever mentioned by the national media, which instead only obsesses about guns when they are used in the commission of a crime.
You won’t see Piers Morgan inviting this homeowner on CNN for an interview, nor will you see this story receive any attention at the national level.
Back in March we reported on the story of a Texas boy who watched his sister and mother being raped during a home invasion by two men who later abandoned a plan to murder the three victims because the boy was able to grab a handgun and send the two individuals fleeing – another incident that received zero national attention.
As a recent study reported on by the LA Times highlighted, while tragedies such as the Aurora shootings and the Sandy Hook massacre have been exploited by gun control advocates to push for new laws to disarm Americans, actual gun crime has in fact plunged. This hasn’t translated to opinion polls of American citizens, who because of contrived, media-manufactured perceptions believe that gun crime has risen.
“In less than two decades, the gun murder rate has been nearly cut in half. Other gun crimes fell even more sharply, paralleling a broader drop in violent crimes committed with or without guns,” states the report.
Despite these figures, a recent Pew Research Center poll found that more than half of Americans erroneously believed that gun crime was on the increase.
According to a 1993 National Self- Defense Survey conducted by Gary Kleck, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Americans use guns to defend themselves against a confrontation with a criminal up to 2.5 million times a year. This means that every day in America some 6,800 people use guns to protect themselves.
Scholars Clayton E. Cramer and David Burnett have documented how “a great number of tragedies — murders, rapes, assaults, robberies — have been thwarted by self-defense gun uses.”
However, only a fraction of those cases ever make the local news and barely any at all make the national news.
In addition, as gun ownership has increased in the United States, crime has gone down, as the video below explains using the latest FBI crime statistics.