“According to police, a man was walking to his car when he spotted a stranger pointing a sawed-off shotgun at him,” abc13.com reports. “The car owner told police that he pulled out his pistol and opened fire on the stranger.” Result?
The shotgun holder was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
According to police, the driver holds a government issued permit to carry a firearm and will not be charged.
Whoa! A government issued permit to carry? So I guess that makes it OK. Which pisses me off.
The mention of the armed defender’s TX LTC suggests that only someone with a government permission slip is or should be “allowed” to shoot someone else trying to take his or her money or life. Or rape or inflict grievous bodily harm.
It sucks that Texas doesn’t have Constitutional Carry. Maybe next time.
Meanwhile, it’s great that we have an example of action beating reaction in a defensive gun use. Not that it’s always a great idea to draw on a drawn gun. But it’s not always great to not do so.
You carry your gun, you takes your chances. Same deal if you don’t.