Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Right to Bear Arms?

It's been far too long since I've been able to write, but some events of the past few weeks have really started to motivate me to start writing again. So this is my modest effort to try and start it up again.

I was pretty horrified to read this Associated Press article detailing some events surrounding a shooting at party at a Lakehouse, just west of Columbia, South Carolina. Yes, I know shootings happen throughout the country, but this instance is weird, and truly points to the need for additional gun controls.

A South Carolina man shot an unarmed teenager to death after a scuffle at a weekend party thrown by his children, then shot two teens involved in a retaliatory shooting at his home, authorities said Tuesday.
The party throwers claim the deceased teenager, 17-year-old Deshaun Rashad Clark, stole their cell phone. Reeves' son went to the family's other nearby home to get his father, Francis Marion Reeves III, 62, who brought a loaded pistol and unloaded shotgun back to the lakehouse. Reeves was told that his daughter had been attacked at the party and watched as his son was attacked by three people. So what happens next? According to the article:

After Clark returned with friends, Reeves shot him, prosecutors said. Partygoers scattered and friends took the injured teen to a fire station. He died at a hospital.

The unfortunate part is, this didn't end here.
Reeves returned to his home afterward and was sitting on the front porch when one of the slain teen's friends drove by and shot at his home in retaliation, police said. Reeves fired back with a shotgun, police said, striking two teens who were in the car. They were not seriously injured.
I wonder what might have happened if Reeves had not been an owner of firearms?

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At 11:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Cocaine still exist.

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