A small town in Oregon has received a lot of media attention because local citizens have taken things into their own hands: specifically, handguns. Some of them wear T-shirts: This Is a Glock Block: We Don’t Call 911.
The residents are tired of petty crime. They are tired of the local sheriff’s department that can’t get to the scene of a crime fast enough.
In short, they are tired of government-funded law-enforcement.
They have decided that self-defense begins closer to home: in their homes.
Gun control advocates are outraged. The local tax-funded cops aren’t happy with the competition, either. A news report from citizen gun-free England says this: “Police make a note of cautioning anyone from pursuing vigilante justice, though armed citizens have become more common deterrents to crime.”
“Vigilante justice” is a code phrase in cop-speak meaning “invading licensed turf.”
Citizens in the United States have constitutional protection for gun ownership. Around the world, this is regarded as a peculiarity of the United States. As a matter of fact, it is. Fortunately.