Any violent death is a tragedy. Those deaths, the young mother in my former home town who was beaten to death with a claw hammer in a quiet subsivision.. The woman asleep in her apartment in central Indianapolis who was raped and strangled. The young man who, with the words "prepare to die", purposely turned his car the wrong direction into oncoming traffic, killing all but one of his classmates. The woman who drowned her kids so she could keep the attention of a man that didn't want kids. The beautiful 21 year old from PA, found dead from a savage knife wound. The woman and her two kids out east who just a few months ago had their throats cut with a blade and their homes burned by an estranged husband when the wife refused a reconciliation out of fear.
All the while, the anti concealed carry community cries "keep the guns out of the hands of our citizens!".
I for one am not going to judge what happened or may have happened in these latest tragedies, simply because they might have involved a firearm.
I will do what I was taught, avoid confrontation, keep away from evil when possible, and only when presented with a clear and present danger, defend myself as I was taught, with the tools I have, without hesitation, but never without thought.
For it makes no difference if they have a firearm or just their hands. Those intent on evil, will prevail, if you do not defend.