Sunday, October 26, 2008

Who Says Size Matters?

A feel-good story out of (God Bless) Texas:

LUFKIN, Texas — A pizza delivery man who was taking an order to a house in East Texas pulled out a gun and opened fire on two would-be robbers, police said.

One of the alleged robbers was hospitalized after getting shot in the back, Lufkin police said. The Papa John's pizza delivery man, who's licensed to carry a handgun, wasn't hurt.

The shooting was Tuesday night, after the delivery man walked up to a house and rang a doorbell, Lufkin police said. It turned out the house was vacant and two armed men approached him from the side of the house, The Lufkin Daily News reported Thursday. The delivery man drew a .22 caliber Derringer and fired two shots, and the assailants ran away, police said.

It's been said many times before, but bears repeating: a .22 pocket gun in your pocket is immeasurably more valuable as a tool for self-defense on the street than the tiger-striped Desert Eagle sitting in your pistol safe at home.