Friday, February 27, 2009

Role Model of the Week: VI

A farmer in Fayetteville, NC recently thwarted a home robbery attempt. Bryan Tew was pulling into his driveway on his John Deere tractor when he heard the unmistakable noise of someone breaking into his house. He retrieved his rifle from behind his seat when the alleged dirt bag, oops I mean perpetrator, came out of his house with his arms full of Mr. Tews belongings.

Mr. Tew said since the incident he has wondered time and again what he would have done if Mr. Woods had had a gun.

"I told the deputies, "The thing is my rifle wasn't loaded,' " Mr. Tew said. "They laughed and said, "Hey, that's all right. He didn't know that.' "

I applaud Mr. Tew for his actions on that day. I believe he did everything right. Except for the part where he did all this with an unloaded gun. Don't get me wrong it takes alot of bravado to confront a burglar with an unloaded firearm, but do you hold it by the barrel so that you can club him with it?

The point to this post is not what he did wrong but what he did right. He decided that he was not going to be a sheep and that he was going to defend what was his. This is a trait that is in short supply in society today, in a time when most people believe that government, and by proxy the police, will protect them and take care of their every need.

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