The following story illustrates the importance of gun ownership and the need to have your weapon ready if the situation warrants it. It’s too bad that being armed has become a necessity but that is the lifestyle we now face in the United States of America.
The headlines in the “Valley and State” section of the Arizona Republic shouted yesterday (January 14) that “17 YEAR OLD FATALLY SHOT IN FIGHT”.
The story goes as follows: The 17 year old was shot to death at about 11:15 p. m. Saturday outside an apartment complex at 17th Street and Indian School Road.
Responding officers found that the 17 year olds’ two 18 year old brothers were throwing large river rocks into an apartment occupied by a 19 year old guy, his girlfriend, and child. One of the rocks had hit the 19 year old requiring medical attention.
Investigators determined that the 17 year old and his two brothers had been drinking and gotten into an argument with the 19 year old. The 19 year old walked away and went into his apartment and shut the door. At that time the 17 year old went into his apartment and retrieved two knives.
When he returned with the knives, he and his brothers tried to force their way into the 19 year olds’ apartment while hollering threats.
The 19 year old repeatedly told them to leave and that he had a gun. Fearing for his life and the lives of his girlfriend and baby, he shot the 17 year old dead. The brothers retreated and began throwing the river rocks through the apartment window.
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When the police arrived, they arrested the two brothers. The 19 year old guy was released on a self defense claim.
I wonder how many times a day this situation is re-enacted in the United States. I wonder how many times the person being attacked doesn’t have a gun and winds up on the unfortunate end of the stick.
In this case, the guy had a gun and protected his family while the bad guy suffered death. It seems only appropriate that it should be that way yet there are those who think all our guns should be taken away.
I never thought that I would have to carry a gun with me but I now go nowhere without it. I like the above story in the sense that three guys were breaking into an apartment with a guy, his girl, and their baby and they were thwarted by firepower.
Maybe a few crooks will hear about it and think twice before attacking someone.
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