Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's Not Just Massachusetts

Boston Herald: Supects arraigned in home-invasion homicides

MERIDEN, Conn. - Two convicted burglars were out on parole Monday when they allegedly broke into the home of a prominent Cheshire physician, set it on fire and killed his wife and two daughters, authorities said.

No mention of any guns involved, thank goodness. If someone in that house had access to a firearm, someone could have gotten hurt.

As Zendo Deb is wont to say:

There are no guarantees in this life, and being prepared for an emergency is not a guarantee that I will survive the emergency, but the police are many minutes away, and in those few minutes that make all the difference, you are on your own. If you need to defend yourself from violent attack, few things are as effective as a firearm.

And, we don't have to guess what would have happened to Dr. Petit and his family had they not been armed. Things could hardly have turned out worse.