TOLEDO, OHIO — Teens will be teens, no doubt, but there’s a fine line between immaturity and downright stupidity. Four teenage boys are now facing murder charges after a person was killed when they threw a sandbag from an overpass onto oncoming traffic.
The story goes as follows:
Twenty-two-year-old Marquise Byrd died Friday at a hospital. The Warren, Michigan, man was sitting in the front passenger seat of a car traveling south on Interstate 75 in Toledo when a sandbag smashed through the windshield Dec. 19.
The Lucas County Coroner’s Office says Byrd died of blunt-force trauma injuries to the head and neck.
Along with the sandbag, many other objects were said to have been thrown over at traffic.
Which begs the question: If you were in a vehicle, say, traveling on the overpass and saw some people throwing large objects over, would you pull over and try to put an end to it? Of course you would, because anyone with a brain could see the dangers of what they were doing.
But what if they didn’t stop initially? Does the law protect you if you were to draw your firearm on the bad-decision-making teens? Would a scenario like this justify the drawing of a firearm? Remember; Any draw of the firearm can be looked at as a possible trigger pull.
In this case, the presence of a firearm would most likely be enough to stop what these idiot teens were doing, don’t you think?
Of course we wouldn’t assume initially that they would, for sure, injure or kill someone, but the likelihood is extremely high. So, again, DGU?