A senior citizen and his wife were walking down a street in Philadelphia when they encountered two young men. Suddenly, one of the men asked the husband, “What are you looking at?” The elderly man responded, “What are you looking at?”
Apparently, that did not sit well with the 20 and 21 year old street thugs. They began to beat the man in front of his wife. At one point, they were even kicking the man after pushing him to the ground.
But, they made a serious mistake. Their victim had a license to carry a concealed weapon. He pulled out his .45 caliber pistol and shot both of them. Both were sent to the hospital where they are in stable condition.
The husband, who is known in the neighborhood as “Old Man Sal,” escaped with bruising to his face and body. But, he is being lauded as a hero for protecting his wife. And hopefully, he taught these thugs a lesson not to try this again.
The police believe the shooting was in self defense. “In any kind of situation like that, I mean the only appropriate amount of force would be to stop the aggressors,” Philadelphia Police Lieutenant John Stanford told NBC 10. “You can’t become the aggressor. This man is very lucky he was able to defend himself and defend his wife because we don’t know. We don’t know if he didn’t have a firearm, we don’t know what we may have been talking about at this point in time.”
Thank goodness this man had his gun and wasn’t afraid to use it. This is one of many reasons why the Second Amendment is important.
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H/T: Mad World News