A quick-thinking mom wrestled her son from an alleged kidnapper in Charlotte causing the suspect to flee. Thanks to her strong will, she and her 3-year-old son at the time were unharmed. In the wake of heated gun control debates, one media source is highlighting this story to demonstrate that violence can be avoided at times without firing a shot. Is their argument valid or way off the mark? Nevertheless, when a mom wrestles her son from a kidnapper, it's worth mentioning.
As WebProNews said in a Jan. 16 report, the heroics of the mom who wrestled her son from a kidnapper took place in 2011. However, it is relevant to illustrate a point as the Obama administration and Congress mull over ways to lessen the increasing rates of gun violence.
Two years ago, a woman claimed she was walking in a park beside her son who rode his bicycle when the attempted abduction took place.
"He just snatched him around the waist, off the bike and that’s when I jumped on, and grabbed Liam and that’s when we were fighting about him. The only thing I could think of is, I've got to hold on to him as tight as I can," said Camilla McCall, the mom who wrestled her son from the kidnapper.
Allegedly, the man fled from the fearless mom empty-handed. However, a short time later, police used nearby surveillance to identify the suspect (pictured here), who had been arrested 103 times.
While his arrest history is mainly for non-violent offenses, many in the public were alarmed that a person who allegedly has no regard for the law, is not behind bars.
And while the kidnapping charges were dismissed for insufficient evidence, the man was charged with assault on the child.
The WPN writer was quick to point out that the mom wrestled her son from a kidnapper and was able to bring the matter to a happy ending, without as much as firing a shot.
And while this case ended well for the mother and child, there are many others in which a gun was the only thing that prevented a horrible crime from happening.
Still, the writer brings up a side of the gun control debate that is worth considering.
In short, are more guns the answer?