Here’s a local news story from Columbus, Ohio about gun violence.
A Columbus man said that he fought back when a man tried to rob him at gunpoint in west Columbus Monday night.
Kelby Smith, 34, told police he was in the driveway of the home on Crescent Drive just before 9 p.m. when he was approached by a robber.
Smith said that he had his 2-month-old in a car carrier and had to shield him from the robber who held a gun at Smith’s head.
The suspect took Smith’s money and started to flee the scene as he pointed the gun back at Smith and his child.
That’s when Smith pulled out his own gun and fired at the robber.
The robber continued to run, but police said that a man fitting his description arrived at Mount Carmel West a short time later with a gunshot wound.
Authorities said Smith does have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and they believe he was trying to defend himself.
Police are continuing to investigate, but the man at the hospital could face charges if it’s determined he is the robbery suspect.
Smith and his child were uninjured in the robbery.
Right now, the Democrats are going to be pushing for restrictions on guns, but it’s important to understand what guns are most commonly used for. For every one school shooting, there are hundreds of thousands of cases where guns are used for self-defense. If you are a leftist who believes in banning guns, ask yourself what would have happened if that legally-owned gun had not been there in this story. What should the victim do when confronted with a criminal? What I hear from leftists when I ask that question is that they think that criminals have more rights to commit crimes than law-abiding people have to defend themselves. That’s their view, although they usually don’t come out and say it. For people on the left, those who have property and wealth didn’t get it by working, and so it can be stolen from them. Law-abiding people have no right to upset the poor criminals by defending themselves.