Yesterday I was more glad to own firearms than most days. About 3 or 4 miles from my parents house, a man snapped. He killed 8 people and forced a helicopter down. They called in over a hundred law enforcement officers from all over the state to get the man. He was out in the woods hiding, and there had been rumors that he was some sort of Former Marine Sniper or something, I don't know if that part is true or not. But I do know that It isn't too far to walk from that area to the backside of our farm through the woods. I stayed with my mother last night and kept my dad's 870 loaded and within arms reach because they hadn't caught the guy. He turned himself in this morning. But I didn't know if he was going to try to move under the cover of night come kill us and take a vehicle and clothes or what. I was glad I had a firearm. The bad part is, the anti gun nuts are going to use this as an example as why people shouldn't have guns. But what they won't say is that if we hadn't had guns, he would of probably just chopped those people up with an axe or something. By the way, I have to admit I was rather impressed that he took down a helicopter. It didn't explode or anything, it landed safely, he hit the helo 4 times and atleast one of those shots clipped a fuel line and they had to put it down in a pasture.