July 24, 2018

DUDE, YOU'RE KIDDING YOURSELF:

This Shooting Should Sicken America's Armed Citizens (DAVID FRENCH, July 23, 2018, National Review)

In a nutshell, here's what happened. A young woman, her boyfriend (Markeis McGlockton), and their young son pulled into a handicapped parking spot at a convenience store. While the car idled, McGlockton went inside to get snacks. While inside, a 47-year-old man named Michael Drejka (who reportedly has an odd history of initiating confrontations over parking spaces) approached the car and started an argument with McGlockton's girlfriend, Britany Jacobs.

McGlockton walked outside, saw Drejka and Jacobs arguing and pushed Drejka to the ground. While McGlockton stood a few feet away, Drejka pulled a gun and shot McGlockton in the chest. McGlockton staggered away, into the convenience store, where he died in front of his son.

Incredibly, the Pinellas County sheriff, Bob Gualtieri, is refusing to charge Drejka, citing Florida's stand-your-ground" law. At a news conference, Gualtieri said, "The law in the state of Florida today is that people have a right to stand their ground and have a right to defend themselves when they believe that they are in harm." This is an inexcusably bad misstatement of the law. Drejka should be charged, and law-abiding Florida gun owners should demand accountability.

Mr. French is a smart guy, but doesn't understand that "gun rights" are the same as "reproductive rights".  

Posted by at July 24, 2018 4:21 AM

  

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