Well here is the kind of story that just makes you smile from ear to ear that you are not likely to hear the liberal media talking about…
It’s one of those stories every 2nd Amendment advocate does not necessarily like to see happen but the incident is one that makes a superb example of why the 2nd Amendment is so important and why law abiding citizens should never have their right to keep and bear arms infringed…
Two inmates that were locked up in the Pickens County South Carolina Jail beat down two of the guards and escaped heading in different directions once outside.
Bruce McLaughlin Jr., who was 30 years of age and a pretty good size man once free decided his first act would be to commit another crime and sought refuge in a woman’s home nearby at around 3 a.m. The first thing he did upon entry was to grab a weapon from the kitchen… It was one of those strong metal knife sharpening tools. Once he felt adequately armed he made his way to the bedroom.
The occupant of the house was a single woman who believes in the 2nd Amendment, had been properly trained and even held a concealed carry permit… When Bruce Laughlin entered her bedroom, without hesitation she demonstrated her marksmanship skills to him by placing a single bullet in his head killing him.
She has asked Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark to protect her identity but the Sheriff is praising her for being a responsibly armed citizen and said this of the incident:
“This was a big guy. If she hadn’t had a weapon there’s no telling what would have happened,” Clark said. “I gave her a big hug. I told her how proud I was of her.”
The Sheriff has said that Bruce McLaughlin was somewhat of a career criminal who had been a temporary resident of his jail on at least a dozen occasions for everything from possessing drugs to assaulting a police officer. During his last visit, he was awaiting trial for first-degree burglary and grand larceny.
Sheriff Clark has said he believes the shooting was justified, but he will still have to forward the case file to county prosecutors after the investigation is complete. Given the following statement from the Sheriff, I seriously doubt she has anything to worry about:
“This is the shining example” of why owning and knowing how to use a gun is important, the sheriff said.
“She came out on the good on this end and the other guy, the bad guy, didn’t,” Clark said.
Clearly, the Pickens County Sheriff recognizes that when seconds count even a 3 minute response time is too long and understands the need for responsibly armed citizens and the importance of the 2nd Amendment.