DETROIT, MICHIGAN — A city with a history of violent crime would have some call for stricter gun control, as we’d call for more responsibly-armed citizens.
Here, we have two stories with two very different outcomes. The first shows a man who was unarmed;
[…] a 27-year-old man was entering his home when he was approached on foot by two men. The area is north of Harper and east of East Outer Drive.
The Whitehill resident was robbed and then shot in the left thigh before the suspects fled.Via DetroitNews.com
The victim here is unarmed and at the mercy of the two armed men. There’s not much that anyone can do while they’re alone and up against two people with at least one gun.
Moving on, another incident happened just 90 minutes before the one above, but the outcome was much different;
[…] a 27-year-old man was approached by a 24-year-old man, said Dontae Freeman, a spokesman for the Detroit Police Department. The area is just west of Lahser. A conversation between the two became a physical fight and a third man also became involved in the fight.
At that point the 27-year-old, a concealed pistol license holder, pulled out a handgun and shot the 24-year-old man in his hip before calling 911. After being transported to the hospital, the 24-year-old was listed in temporary serious condition.
The concealed carrier was detained by police and questioned, and was then released.
While we aren’t sure if the aggressors in the above story were armed, we do know that the armed citizen was able to defend himself against an attack.
Had the man in the first story been armed, the outcome could have been different; meaning that he may not have been shot as a result of the robbery.
It’s all speculation, but we’ve seen enough stories here of armed citizens protecting themselves, that we’d rather see armed citizens vs. defenseless citizens.