This week saw two instances where citizens fought back against the criminality that seems to have covered the nation. In Couva this week, bandits were shot by a security guard. The outcome, had the guard not been there and properly armed and/or trained, we would not have been able to tell. Would it have been another headline, “Business owner and security guard murdered”?

Then again in San Fernando, the owner of a supermarket was awakened by bandits who had beaten his child and he, too, had to defend himself and his family with a licensed firearm, that led to the death of a potential murderer in his home at 3 a.m.

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