The first rule of gunfighting is — we all know this, right? — have a gun. Once you have a gun, conventional wisdom suggests your choice of caliber is not of primary importance. There are, of course, limits to this conventional wisdom. A 23-year-old Georgia man discovered that no legitimate defensive caliber begins with “point one seven seven” . . .
Let’s head to Channel 11-Atlanta for the details:
Ryan Jones was shot at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday outside a house in the 9900 block of Bells Ferry Road near Holly Street in Canton.
Witnesses told Cherokee County Sheriff’s investigators that Jones arrived at the house with a BB gun and demanded to be paid for a debt he claimed he was owed.
A person inside the house, 43-year-old Brian Turner of Woodstock, shot Jones with a shotgun. Turner was a guest at the house, according to Cherokee County Sheriff’s Lt. Jay Baker.
Jones was taken to Northside Hospital Cherokee with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Baker said investigators obtained a search warrant for bodily fluids to determine if Turner was under the influence. Turner refused to comply with the warrant and was arrested for obstruction; he has not yet been charged in the shooting.
Jones is being held in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center on $1,000 bond.
The outcome of this confrontation came as a surprise to…whom? Other than exactly nobody, ever?
I’ve got two questions for the Armed Intelligentsia. First, what are the odds Jones wasn’t drunk? And second, how old does the allegedly 23 year-old Jones look to you?