The next time you hear a gun advocate talking about how there would be less crime if only there were more "good guys" carrying guns, link them to this story:
Houston police say that an armed man's attempt to stop a carjacking went terribly wrong on Saturday night when he shot the vehicle's owner in the head, then fled the scene.Thank Maude that the person who was shot was not killed, although the consequences of the injury and what rehabilitation will be required is unknown. (Not to mention the cost of the care.) Can you even imagine being in the middle of a carjacking only to be shot in the head by some asshole trying to be a hero? Jesus Jones.
...Police officials say that two men jumped the owner of a Chevrolet pickup truck and absconded with his vehicle.
As the men struggled with the car-owner, a passerby produced a gun and fired multiple shots, missing the thieves but striking the victim in the head.
The shooter quickly gathered up his shell casings from the pavement and fled the scene.
The injured man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is currently in stable condition.
I don't want guns anywhere near me, and that includes gun-toting shitlords who think it's their right and obligation to "save" me, but might end up killing me instead.
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