We all heard about people from the past, regarded as heroes, like Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickok, however, many will argue these are merely fantasies. Perhaps their greatest contribution to mankind is of entertainment value.You can also read about genuine individuals from World War I & II who have made heroic sacrifice and contributions toward a better life for us.
Hero’s continue to exist in our daily lives. We read accounts of police officers and military people serving our country making sacrifice beyond the call of duty. Some may argue they are doing their job however most will agree they are going well beyond that requirement. We are grateful for the thousands of military people and police officers who are serving us. These are people whom we admire and wish to emulate, but, it takes superior strength and courage to do what is right while risking your most valued attributes.
In addition to the outstanding people mentioned, we also have the ordinary concealed carry “heroes” who protect other citizens. A brave lady performed flawlessly to stop mass murder during a church service at a Colorado Springs Church. She deserves recognition as a heroine and provides an excellent example of how her faith, courage and training saved up to 100 lives that day.
A CCW license holder went toward the scene of a shooting, rather than away, and helped prevent more lives from being lost during the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, along with 17 others, in Tucson, Arizona. This man was reported to act with great courage and discipline, as he helped to curtail further harm, while others ran for cover.
There are many opponents of our 2nd amendment right to carry, but, I wonder how many would change their minds in favor of concealed carry, if someone was pointing a gun at them while in church, at the shopping mall or convenience store. All citizens need to give thought to the benefits of concealed carry and support legislation that will allow well trained, responsible citizens to protect themselves. Keep on packin dude.
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