Are you any less mauled if a young dog bites you as opposed to a fully-grown pitbull? Not really. Hence why reasonable and prudent people will draw down on a snarling, charging dog of any age approaching them.
This goes double for pitbulls with their reputation for fearsome and vicious attacks on people and animals alike.
Such is the case of a concealed carry gun owner stepping out of his home in a just-published World Star Hip Hop video. The man steps out, surveys a beautiful day, then hears a dog’s barking.
Moments later, barks turn to snarls as a pitbull charges.
The resident executes a pretty respectable draw, and backpedals as he shouts at the dog. Then he fires once, and as the dog momentarily hesitates after taking the first round, the CCW holder then fires three more times, ending the attack.
Hearing gunshots, another man is heard shouting, “Bro, it’s just a f****** puppy bro!”
Here’s the video. Caution: NSFW (language and violence).
“It wasn’t gonna bit you, bro. I swear to God, bro,” the apparent dog owner shouts after the attack was ended with a judicious application of ballistic therapy.
Sorry, “bro.” A snarling dog, especially an aggressive canine breed, charging a stranger doesn’t fit most reasonable and prudent people’s definition of harmless puppy.
Moments later, the gun owner tells one of his family members who came outside to see what happened to call 911 when faced with at least one more angry neighbor upset with him shooting their “puppy.”
The profanity-filled recriminations flowed back and forth as the gun owner justified shooting the dog while the dog’s owners claimed that the gun owner “didn’t give them a chance.”
Later, when the gun owner pointed out that the dog’s owner didn’t even call off their dog, the neighbor said, “I tried to… I didn’t think- I didn’t think this rope was gonna come untied. My momma… she tied him up bro.”
Amazingly, a couple of minutes the wounded pitbull tried to get up and continue the attack, taking a few steps before collapsing once more.
The bottom line from the video: You never know when you’re going to need your safety rescue tool. If this gunowner didn’t have his gun this day and the skills to use it well, he probably would have suffered multiple, potentially crippling dog bites.