The Invisible Victims of Gun Control

She’d always “felt safe in her neighborhood,” said an unnamed young woman in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.  That is, until around midnight of October 25, 2008, when she heard a crash in her basement.  A 47-year-old registered sex offender named Ronnie W. Preyer had broken into her home.  She “made a beeline to the back door, but Preyer was waiting for her,” writes Bridget DiCosmo of the Southeast Missourian.   She fought back, but was punched, “twice, she thinks.”  Before leaving, her rapist told her, “Don’t tell anybody, I know where you live.” “I wasn’t going to tell, but the more I thought about it, the worse I felt,” she recalls. The landlord fixed her window and installed security devices to the doors, and, “in a gesture that may have saved her life, purchased a shotgun for her” before teaching her how to load it. At 2 A.M. on October 31st, the lights...(Read Full Article)

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