Within the last few days, two Americans prevailed in struggles for their lives. The first incident occurred in Chicago. Thirty-five-year-old Jason Brock allegedly broke into a home around 10:30 a.m. and was met by two unarmed people inside the residents.
The two would-be victims fought Brock, took the gun away from him, and shot him multiple times. Brock was pronounced dead at the scene due to gunshot wounds as well as blunt trauma from the struggle. A 43-year-old resident of the home was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
During an unrelated event in Riviera Beach, Florida, 21-year-old Junis Lewis Jr. was also shot dead with a gun he was carrying. According to the homeowner, who identified himself to the police as both the shooter and the victim, Lewis and two male accomplices attempted to rob him at gunpoint outside his home. The victim fought back, managing to grab one of the assailant’s guns and fire it at Lewis.
It’s difficult to imagine the intensity of these life-or-death confrontations and how easily they could have gone the other way. We applaud all three victims for turning the tables on their attackers…and point out that this is why so many of us choose to carry.