At least in this case:
A Georgia mother hid her two 9-year-old twins and shot an intruder, Paul Ali Slater, several times during a home invasion on Friday, according to multiple media reports.The deaths of all those kids in Newtown, CT were a stark tragedy.
The deaths of that young woman and her twin children would have been no less of a tragedy. It was averted by a woman with modest skills needed to defend her family from a committed and experienced criminal.
Fortunately, she also possessed the only tool that would have enabled her to put those skills into action.
It is regrettable that the many lives saved by guns each year are not