By now most of you have heard the story of Lynne Russell, the former CNN news anchor, and spouse having a shootout with a would-be robber in a motel in Albuquerque. One of the comments she gave a local TV station is that the main reason her spouse is alive is he was a better shot. Training requirements to have a CC license paid off in his case.

In this day where lunatic/extreme criminals seem to be everywhere, The CC permit makes more and more sense. Average response time for cops is in multiple minutes. They do their best but they can’t be everywhere or any place without a delay. The result is, most often, that the innocent people become the casualties.

In this case the result was the opposite of what you regularly read. The victims survived and the criminal died.

I wish, in a perfect world, we did not need guns or they were used for fun or used for skill games. But the CC laws that require formal training have given regular people an opportunity to have a first line of defense and safeguard their lives. Until there is an alternative, this is the best/only defense most people will have.

It also may, just may make just one criminal think twice before they assault someone.