A girl screaming help woke me up. The screams were coming from the passageway between our house and the neighbor's. Living on Chicago's West Side it may as well have been called the Wild West.
I put on a pair of pants and ran downstairs. My father was already at the front door -- gun in hand.
"Come on, son, let's go."
We went out onto the front porch. My father yelled out, "Let that girl alone."
My father fired one shot into the air. A man came running out and never stopped. The girl being molested came out and thanked us for saving her from that nasty man.
After giving her a 20 minute talk on the danger of being out after dark, he told me to walk her home and report it to the police.
I appreciated the Founding Fathers of our country for the Second Amendment.
Louis Clarizio Jr.