I Guess It All Depends...
Watch this video from CNN.com.
Now, watch it again.
Repeat as necessary.
It shows quite vividly what happened one night when a couple of scumbags brazenly entered a store in Clinton Township, Ohio, with their (non-legally obtained) weapons drawn, threatening the clerk behind the counter.
The clerk, a law-abiding member of the immigrant community, responded to the threat immediately by drawing his own handgun and firing at the scumbags in question.
The scumbags turned tail and fled, like the cowardly shitstains we all know them to be.
Thus, the store clerk got to go home to his family at the end of his shift.
Other than the somewhat troublesome fact that the scumbags left the store on their own two feet, and not strapped to the coroner's gurney, what's not to love?
Plenty, according to some.
You see, Ted Kennedy and the rest of the illegal alien-loving, armed citizen-fearing doucherockets up on Capitol Hill would sooner see a convenience store clerk gunned down for the $100 in the till and a stack of lottery tickets, than allow him or her to actually take responsibility for his personal safety in such a situation, where the government was clearly incapable of preventing, or responding to in a timely manner, the lawless and violent actions of the aforementioned scumbags.
Yet, somehow, it's the eeeeeeevil Republicans who are always being called out as anti-immigrant, racist goons by these useless idiots masquerading as compassionate advocates of the "working man".
(link via Zendo Deb)
More of this highly quoteworthy story here.
Walford Market owner Clive Weidle said he always wears his weapon and he won't hesitate to use it.
"It's closer to me than my wife," said Weidle, laughing.
When two masked armed robbers marched into his market just before closing time, Weidle said, "I had to go for it or be at their mercy, and I'm not going to be at their mercy like that."
The senior senator from Massachusetts, safe behind a phalanx of heavily-armed, taxpayer-funded bodyguards, disapproves.