Gun Expo showcases variety of ways to defend one’s self

Gun Expo showcases variety of ways to defend one’s self

Gun Rights

Bart McCurdy shows visitors a Patriot Pin for a fixed magazine on an AR-15 Maglock during the Fairfield Gun Show at the Specialty Events Center, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic) FAIRFIELD — More than 40 vendors set up shop Saturday in the Specialty Events Center for the Mountain Aire Gun Expo. Guy Myers, who oversaw the event, shared a personal story on how important it is for people to be able to defend themselves. His mother was 14 when both her parents died. She was left to take care of two younger siblings, a brother and sister. The trio was picked up hitchhiking by two men. One attempted to rape his mother; the other her 8-year-old sister. Bart McCurdy shows visitors a Patriot Pin for a fixed magazine on an AR-15 Maglock during the Fairfield Gun Show at the Specialty Events Center, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic) His mother carried a gun given to her by her father and shot both men before she and her siblings took off. “Firearms are a great equalizer,” Myers said. Myers cited the work by economist, political commentator and gun rights advocate John Lott. In his books, “More Guns, Less Crime” and “The Bias Against Guns,” Lott writes that defensive gun use is underreported, saying that only shootings that end in fatalities are discussed in the news. He wrote that “national surveys” suggested that “98 percent of the time that people use guns defensively, they merely have to brandish […]

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