Some of you might remember the case of a guy who was assaulted by some kids on the Schuylkyll River Trail while on bicycle, and took a few shots at them after they began fleeing with the legally licensed pocket 380 he was carrying with him on the trail. I covered this case here, here and here.
The shooter was lucky enough not to have killed anyone, some suggested it was on purpose, which, of course, would violate any number of rules. His luck held out in court as well. Not only was he not severely punished for such reckless gun behavior as shooting at fleeing
teenagers on bikes, but he made a great plea bargain for himself, one which will enable him to preserve his precious gun rights.
Well, imagine my surprise, when I clicked on The Armed Citizen and read this story, which also took place on the Schuylkyll River Trail.
Man shoots at dog, owner cited for leash lawWhat is it with that trail? It sounds like it gets more than its share of gun play. What do you think?
A dog owner was cited for not having his dog on a leash after a pedestrian on the Schuylkill River Trail in Norristown shot at the animal claiming it had charged at him Sunday morning.
After Cpl. David Brooke heard gunfire around 6:12 a.m., he went to the trail near Markley Street and encountered 27-year-old William Lee Bennett, who admitted shooting at a dog, according to Norristown Police Department.
Bennett said after he crossed the bridge over Markley Street on the way to the Norristown Transportation Center, he spotted a dog running free that was growling in a threatening manner and headed in his direction. Fearing he would be attacked, he fired at the animal with a Glock brand handgun.
Shooting at a dog or other animals threatening to attack a domestic pet or person is legal in Pennsylvania; however, as a precaution, Brooke took the man’s gun and pepper spray he was carrying.
Seconds after the dog’s owner heard gunfire, Kenyatta Spruill, 33, told police his Shepherd mix dog came running back to him near the path; however, Bennett didn’t see Spruill until after firing at the animal, according to police.
Would this one be considered a legitimate DGU? Don't you think counting things like this is a way of padding the results in the favor of DGUs? I mean, this is a far cry from killing someone who's attacking you with a machete. Am I right?
Did you notice the guy had a Glock and pepper spray? Maybe he's been reading Sebastian who does the same thing. What do you think?
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