While many on the Left spent last week using the terrorist attack in Canada to promote their gun control agendas, all three major networks managed to overlook a newsworthy story that supported gun rights. On October 20 in Lumberton, North Carolina, a grandfather used a gun to successfully protect his family from violent home invaders.
According to a local NBC affiliate, at 10 pm on Monday, October 20, Kenneth Byrd, a 67-year-old grandpa, responded to a knocking on his door and opened it to find three hostile men in ski masks and black gloves. The criminals forced their way into the house and commanded the grandfather and his wife to the back of the house to their safe to retrieve their money. At the same time, the three men began attempting to rape his granddaughter.
If this homeowner had been unarmed, the story would have ended there. Hopefully the family would have escaped alive, but there is no guarantee that the men would not have just murdered them after raping the granddaughter and stealing all their money. However, this grandfather had a gun. He managed to grab it, and used it to shoot all three subjects, killing one. After suffering several gunshot wounds himself, the heroic grandfather was able to run to a neighbor’s and get help.
While the networks will go above and beyond in connecting any incident involving acts of violence to the need for gun control, they will also go out of their way to avoid stories such as this one. The Second Amendment saved Kenneth Byrd and his family, and without a gun his family would have been left at the mercy of evil criminals.
As a neighbor put it, "They kicked the wrong door in."
PS: ABC’s Good Morning America had a home-invasion story on Friday, but with much different circumstances. It came when a woman shot her partner in adultery. George Stephanopoulos reported: “We begin with a bizarre home invasion in Florida, where a semi-pro golfer's wife shoots a man in the middle night. She says he'd been stalking her. He says they were having an affair.” The Tampa Bay Times reported the victim’s cellphone had a "treasure trove" of data that proved the affair.