The NRA is forever telling us that a good guy with a gun is the antidote to a bad guy with a gun. In Texas, where everyone seems to be locked, loaded, and spoiling for a fight, how are you supposed to know the difference?
Now a 6-year-old girl lies in the hospital, shot in the spine by a “responsible gun owner” who got worked up when a family took a wrong turn and dared to shine their headlights on the gun owner’s car.
The incident in question took place Tuesday evening. A family made a wrong turn in their hunt for a tire shop. They pulled into the parking lot for a group of townhouses and attempted to get a new reading from their GPS device.
Police investigators say the lost car’s headlights were apparently shining on another car in the parking lot, and when the occupant of that car became upset with the audacity of the family–shine your lights on me, will you?!–the irate driver walked towards the car belonging to the lost family and fired nine shots! Nine shots! One of those shots penetrated the headlight and lodged in the spine of a 6-year-old little girl whose only crime was her family being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Acting out of sheer terror, the driver of the car that had been shot attempted to escape, which led the shooter to fire four more rounds. The horrified family managed to drive down the street and locate a police officer for assistance. The little girl was rushed to the nearest hospital.
Later that same evening, a SWAT team arrested a “person of interest” on an unrelated charge, but he has yet to be charged with the shooting of the child in the townhouse parking lot.
Yet according to the NRA, all problems can be solved with a gun. Sure seems like more problems are created than solved.
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