Random thoughts from flyover country

Thursday, January 31

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (Possibly)

Gun owner saves boy from vicious pit bull attack, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. 01/22/13

Posted on January 24, 2013

An 11-year-old boy was riding a bike through his Washington, D.C. neighborhood when he encountered a trio of unleashed pit bulls. The pit bulls viciously attacked the boy, with the young man’s uncle later recalling that all three of the dogs were biting the boy’s limbs. A neighbor who witnessed the attack went home, retrieved a pistol, and fired at the dogs, striking one. The sound of gunfire alerted a police officer to the attack, and once on the scene the officer dispatched the other two dogs. Following the attack, the boy was taken to a local hospital and underwent surgery.

The boy’s uncle praised the actions of the armed citizen and police officer, stating, “They did the right thing.” Unfortunately, doing the right thing can be a crime in Washington, D.C., as District police are investigating whether the armed citizen violated any of the city’s onerous gun control laws. (The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. 01/22/13)


So, this guy saves a child's life, and HE might go to jail. What ever happened to President Barack Hussein Obama's, "...if there is a step that we can take that will save even one child from what happened in Newtown, we should take that step.” Well, perhaps getting eaten alive by pitbulls isn't exactly what happened to the children in Newtown, but doesn't the same thing hold true here?


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