About the Episode
A Las Vegas couple that has fostered over 100 kids in 5 years had their foster license revoked for pulling a gun in self-defense. On April 3 of this year, Kristi and Rod Beber had 3 foster kids in their care when their neighbors came onto the property in a state of rage. Kristi called 911, Rod grabbed a gun, and the situation was resolved without violence, shots fired, or injury. However, the state Department of Family Services has decided to revoke the license, judging Rod’s decision to grab a gun a decision that lacked sound judgment. Those kids are now in group home, and the Bebers still without their license, in spite of several laws protecting foster parents who own guns.
A new law has taken effect in Texas to address concerns that some government owned/affiliated businesses and attractions ban concealed carry, a right normally reserved for private businesses. The law will allow CHL holders to write a letter requesting explanation for why a sign banning guns is posted and whether the building is government owned or privately owned. If such a sign is wrongfully posted, the municipality, county, state, etc., could face heavy fines.
A 67 year old Maine resident purchased a gun for self-defense after being robbed several times. The same night that he purchased the gun, Harvey Lembo, who is confined to a wheelchair, defended his home from another robbery. He held the suspect up, but when the intruder tried to bolt, Lembo fired. The suspect was treated for his wounds and taken to jail after being found in a nearby wooded area.
Preventative Medicine published a study that victims who fought back with a gun were less likely to be injured after taking action than those armed with other types of weapons. The same study also showed that victims who were unarmed and did not fight back sustained nearly identical wounds to those who chose to arm themselves. The study concluded that if you used a gun for defense, you were not any more or less likely to sustain an injury, but it is better to have a gun than any other weapon.