So desperate that three of them rammed a van right into the side of the Guns & Ammo Gunsmith building in Belvedere, S.C., early Thursday morning to load the van up with stolen guns.
Luckily the owner was not only on site but well-armed, killing one of the three and wounding the other two so badly they stopped at a Waffle House for help.
The owner says the three brazenly threatened to kill him, but he got the better of them.
One supposes there are legitimate uses for AR-15 semiautomatic rifles after all.
Such battles occur every day on American streets. We need not disarm the good guys, or expect the bad guys to do it themselves.