One of my favorite sayings is that God created all men, but Sam Colt made all men equal.

Well, Mr. Colt and his colleagues have made women pretty damn equal as well, and that’s a wonderful thing. After all, there’s a man alive right now that might not have been if his wife weren’t armed.

About a week ago in Indianapolis, a man was arriving home around 9:00 p.m. after running a few errands when he was jumped by two armed attackers, right on his front stoop. The two suspects forced the man through the door, pistol-whipped him, shot him in the leg and demanded cash.

While this was happening, the man’s wife was running to his aid. The attackers, wearing gray clothing and masks on their faces, demanded money from her, too. The woman then ran off toward the kitchen and grabbed a handgun instead. By firing one shot, she scared off both of the attackers and quite possibly saved her husband’s life.

Oh, it would be easy to rag on the guy by needing to get saved by his wife, but I’d only do that to my friends who would understand I’m joking.

The reality is that we should all be so lucky as to have a wife that would draw and fire a weapon when we were in that kind of trouble. Not every wife would, especially as anti-gunners have wormed their way into a lot of women’s heads with arguments that guns equal dead family members. A lot of gun people joke about issues with their wives over their gun buying, but it’s not a joke for a lot of guys.

In this case, though, it seems the loving spouse had no issue with a gun in the house. More importantly, she had no issue using that gun when it mattered.

Oh, she might have been saving her skin first and foremost, but that’s fine too. After all, she can’t do anything to help her husband or raise their kids if she’s dead. I’ve told my wife before that if it’s her life or mine, save her own life. It’s not heroism so much as pragmatism. If she saves herself, she may still be able to save me, but she can’t do that if she’s dead.

Regardless of what my wife and I have talked about, this is one of those stories that needs to be broadcast far and wide. Americans, particularly women, need to hear about things like this. They need to know that guns aren’t some evil menace waiting to take your life, but are tools necessary for someone to defend themselves.

I applaud this woman for her actions, and I hope we all understand that we need to hold people like this up as shining examples of why the Second Amendment works. It’s not for men or white people, but for every single American. It’s what keeps us free from tyranny, even the tyranny of the criminal demanding money from a family member.