Of course, I do not classify one of the perps as ‘innocent, in the process of turning their life around”. On the eve of President Obama’s pronouncement of how he is going to further restrict Citizens from their Second Amendment Rights (after all, guns can never be used to defend innocent, law-abiding Americans), comes this story of yet another incident where an innocent law-abiding citizen was able to “equalize” himself against a greater force of Strong Man Rule types (reformatted and emphasis mine):
Miami-Dade Police are investigating after a home invasion ended in one of the suspects being shot and killed late Monday night. The incident happened around 11 p.m. at a gated community in the 800 block of Northeast 209th Terrace, Miami-Dade Police spokesman Det. Alvaro Zabaleta said.
As has been said in the past (paraphrased): gated communities are where the money is.
Zabaleta said police received a 911 call of a home invasion in progress involving two suspects. Shots were fired and one of the suspects, identified only as a 22-year-old black male, was killed at the scene. The second suspect fled in an unknown direction and it’s unknown whether he is also injured, Zabaleta said.
Two against one – imagine if he didn’t have a way to defend himself as they entered the home without invitation (after all, that’s kinda what “invasion” means, right?)?
The homeowner, identified as a 19-year-old black male, wasn’t injured. Police didn’t say who opened fire and no other information was immediately available.
Nearby residents said they heard several gunshots coming from the apartment. “My wife heard five or six shots,” neighbor Jerome Irving said.
Police are still investigating the incident.
So, where DOES gun control really fall on the radar screen of Americans bucket list? Gallup has a poll result – and it doesn’t seem to match the politician bluster: