The police can't be everywhere which is why citizens should be able to use firearms to defend themselves. NY is known for their anti-gun stance and the criminals are aware of this as well.<quoted text>Where were the police? You would think they would have been aware of the biker mob when they drove in. What were they doing? Stuffing their faces at the donut shop? They always seem to be around when you're driving through their speed traps.
I can't blame police for this matter. I do blame the politicians however. If you tell criminals that their actions will not be met with resistance, then criminals see no reason to restrain themselves. This man was forced out of his vehicle and beaten in front of his young child and wife. I don't blame him, I don't blame his attackers, I blame the state and city government there.
I would love to see those lowlifes come here and try the same thing with me. Our government not only protects me from prosecution, but licensed me to use my firearm to protect myself and others I believe may be in harms way.
Even if this victim was not armed, the very idea that he could be armed would have prevented this attack.