There’s a REASON you want Good Citizens to have guns… and this is it.
Prison breaks might make for exciting television and movie dramas, but in real life, they suck. Good guys get killed. And bad guys find their way back into society.
There’s a REASON we locked them up in the first place.
But while a massive manhunt was going on to recapture the two escapees — who had killed two guards in their escape attempt — they made the mistake of wandering onto the wrong citizen’s property.
Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured after a chase and being held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said.
Donnie Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, were apprehended Thursday in the rural community of Christiana, Tennessee, ending a multi-state manhunt that began Tuesday morning.
‘True bravery is what’s caused us to stand before you tonight to talk about a successful capture instead of a tragic incident,’ Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said at a news conference. ‘So I’m totally grateful to everyone involved.’
That’s what the gun looks like in the hands of a good guy.
We already know what it looks like in the hands of a bad guy:
Earlier in the day, police in nearby Shelbyville had responded to a call about a home invasion, where a couple had been held captive, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.
The suspects fled in the couple’s vehicle and fired on sheriff’s deputies chasing them on Interstate 24 about 50 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said. Rutherford County Sheriff Michael Fitzhugh said his deputies did not return fire and none of them was injured.
Fortunately, the bad guys were no longer armed at this point:
Authorities warned that the men, who had escaped with the guards’ 9 mm pistols, were considered very dangerous. Gwyn said investigators believe both weapons have been found at the site where the men crashed the vehicle.
Maybe instead of making guns harder to obtain, we should go back to training our young men and women into being good citizens.
If everybody treated guns and citizenship the way these two heroes have, there would BE no ‘gun issue’.