Basically what happened is this. A homeowner/gunowner takes off sick with the flu. A burglar enters the house and upon hearing someone moving around, took off running out through the front yard. The homeowner, not wanting the bad guy to get away, fired a warning shot, which presumably convinced the guy to stop running, and then pistol-whipped him, just to keep him around for the police.
All that's bad enough, not bad enough to be charged with anything, but plenty bad enough in my opinion. But, what's worse is his overall attitude as expressed in these two quotes.
Every day we read on the pro-gun blogs about how responsible they are and how they would never use their guns unnecessarily. They all claim to hope they'll never need to use the gun."Actually couldn't believe it was happening at first," McCauley said. "Then I got dressed as quietly as I could, grabbed my pistol.""It was the best sick day I've probably had," he said.
I don't buy it. I believe many gun owners are like this guy, just itching for a chance to use it, just waiting for a "bad guy" to cross their path.
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