These people are the reason why you WANT law abiding citizens to have weapons. If they pull an armed robbery or threaten another citizen, an armed citizen can put a stop to it immediately if circumstances allow. If I remember correctly (and I am sure that this can easily be verified or corrected), there are some 2.5 million crimes thwarted by law abiding citizens brandishing a firearm.
Gun control laws only restrict honest people from owning a weapon. They obviously do not thwart the criminal element from owning a weapon.
Goldsboro Man Convicted Following Shooting Of Police Officer - A federal jury has convicted a Wayne County man on multiple charges stemming from the shooting of a Goldsboro police officer. Bobby Rawlings, 59, was convicted Monday for possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of possession of cocaine, and two counts of carrying a firearm in a drug trafficking crime. Rawlings, a multiple convicted felon, shot a police officer in the chest last year during the execution of a search warrant at his residence. Rawlings only stopped firing at the officer when his weapon jammed. Three months before, Rawlings was stopped by the Highway Patrol and caught with cocaine and a loaded handgun. Rawlings is still awaiting sentencing.
Police Seize 87 Grams Marijuana, Loaded Handgun During Traffic Stop - Smithfield Police seized a quantity of marijuana, a loaded handgun, and drug paraphernalia Monday. Officers responded to a disturbance call in the parking lot of the Sunoco on East Market Street around 6:00pm. A truck fled from the convenience store before police arrived but was spotted outside Howard Johnson’s on Mallard Road . Samuel Wayne Hill, 17, of Braswell Road , Smithfield was arrested on several charges including maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of a handgun by a minor, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail for Hill was set at $35,000.