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Shooting created emotional debate

Published 10:21am Thursday, November 21, 2013

The recent shooting in Coal Grove was, I’m sure we all agree, a tragic event.

A man deemed it necessary to shoot to protect his property, and possibly himself. A young man almost died. This event has created a rather emotional debate locally.

I do not wish to take part in that discussion because I cannot know what I would do in such a situation. However, I do know that there are many lazy and/or drug addicted people in this area who would take all that I have worked for if they could.

And some of them would be willing to harm me and my family in doing so.

That fact places me in a somewhat paradoxical situation, which I believe, is shared by many others. I do not want to hurt anyone; yet my .38 special is loaded with hollow points.

Did the shooter use excessive force? Or did he have every right to shoot? That is the focus of the debate. I can understand both sides of that discussion.

But in order to keep the discussion fair and honest, one truth must never be ignored. The victim shot the criminal.

 

Greg Hunter

Pedro

 

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