(Photos courtesy: Indiana Department of Corrections)
WAVE 3 TV in Louiville KY reports on the escape of three Indiana convicts who've made their way across the border into Kentucky and have broken into at least one home along the way.
Three men who escaped from a Southern Indiana correctional facility on Friday are still on the loose.
At the home in Sanders KY on Monday morning, the three fugitives first attacked Richard Marshall. He was badly beaten and tied up in the barn. Then they moved to the house.
"The other brother, Keith, when he opened the door for them, they hit him in the head with a club, put him on the floor and tied him up," said Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith.I don't know about you, but I call this a dilemma. What's the well-intentioned anti-gun guy supposed to say? Should he actually say that when three escaped convicts come a knockin' it's a bad thing to have guns in the house? Honestly, I'd be hard-pressed to say that. Yet, this story, which very likely will have a bad ending, is a perfect illustration of some of the key points in the anti-gun argument.
Police say the three escapees ransacked the house, and when the third brother, Barry Marshall, showed up, he was met at gunpoint and tied up.
"They've got clothes. They are well armed now," said Sheriff Smith. "They have got two high powered rifles, three handguns, plenty of ammunition."
Investigators say the fugitives stole 10 guns, $2,000 in cash, a truck, flannel shirts, and jeans.
The main point is "gun flow." These ten guns moved from the good guys to the bad guys. It's simple. Rarely is there a clearer example than this one.
Another point is that guns in the hands of the good guys are not the answer to violent crime. Now, as I said, I couldn't sit here and say that I'd not want to be armed if this frightening situation should ever befall me, I would, but using this case as an example, those 10 guns did not help the Marshall brothers protect themselves. Unfortunately, most gun owners are not as prepared and trained as some of you. In fact, those 10 guns, due to the inexorable nature of "gun flow" are now liable to do some terrible damage.
What's your opinion?