- The Washington Times - Monday, June 5, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Yes indeed, the Second Amendment does save.

The latest instance of a gun saving a potential victim from a would-be crime comes by way of Oklahoma, where a Poteau resident, acting quickly, shot and killed a neighbor who was trying to drown his own twin, 3-month-old babies in a bathtub.

KFOR-TV reported Leland Foster, 27, was killed by his neighbor, Cash Freeman. The details?

“City of Ada spokeswoman Lisa Bratcher told reporters that [Foster] died from gunshot wound after a 12-year-old girl ran from the home and alerted a neighbor for help,” Fox News reported. “Bratcher said the neighbor, identified as Cash Freeman, told police he went to the home armed with a handgun and shot Foster twice after seeing him holding the infants under water in a bathtub while threatening the children’s mother with a knife.”

Sick.

What’s more, Foster, it was later learned, had been arrested in 2011 for domestic abuse by strangulation and arson.

Good thing Freeman had a gun. The babies were taken to the hospital and reported in stable condition.

He saved their lives by shooting Foster.

But now? Now Freeman’s worried he may face charges.

The district attorney’s office is apparently deciding the matter now. But let’s be real here: Only in the left’s mind would Freeman be considered criminal.

To everyone else — to all the sane-thinking of the country?

Freeman’s a hero. A fast-acting, quick-thinking, cape-wearing hero. He could’ve simply dialed 9-1-1 and waited — probably too late — for the police to arrive. He could’ve dismissed the 12-year-old as delusional. He could’ve done nothing — stayed in his home, refused to answer the door, turned up the television to drown out the knocking.

Instead, he grabbed his gun and raced to the rescue. And because of that decision — because of the fact, too, America has a Second Amendment that allows for private citizens to own weapons for this very purpose of self-defense and saving — two little 3-month-old babies are still alive and well.

Let the lefties lurking in the political background, looking for reasons to strip innocent Americans of their firearms and occasions to blot the Second Amendment from the Constitution, chew on that for a while.

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