WBEZ | gary indiana http://www.wbez.org/tags/gary-indiana Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 'By the time you hear a shotgun cock, you pretty much know what time it is' http://www.wbez.org/news/time-you-hear-shotgun-cock-you-pretty-much-know-what-time-it-105522 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/RS7013_Lisa, Gary gun owner and child-scr.JPG" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F79164712&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe>The reasons people own guns can vary as much as the opinions over what to do about gun violence.</p><p>In WBEZ&rsquo;s ongoing series &ldquo;Our Guns,&rdquo; we&rsquo;ve been hearing from local gun owners to learn more about their affinity for firearms.</p><p>So far, we&rsquo;ve heard from hunters and American soldiers. Skeet shooters and firearm safety instructors.</p><p>Today, we hear from two women from the high crime city of Gary, Indiana. They don&#39;t know each other but they both own guns for one simple reason: Protection.</p><p>Lisa requested that we not use her last name, but she is a 30-year-old nurse who lives alone with her two children ages 8 months and 8 years old.</p><p>Leticia Baker is a&nbsp;34-year-old social worker with a bubbly personality.</p><p>Gary is a city that experienced more than 200 home burglaries in December.</p><p>Some of those have turned deadly for the homeowner.</p><p>These two women say they don&#39;t want to become the next victim.</p></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/time-you-hear-shotgun-cock-you-pretty-much-know-what-time-it-105522