I have a friend whos brother was recently shot. I thought I'd share the story and discuss what the outcome will be. So his brother was driving through a neighborhood hauling some stuff so he was going slow. He has done this once before and both times there was a kid (21yo) driving a sporty Acura behind him honking his horn and revving his engine. Probably lived in the neighborhood. Well this time my friends brother pulled over. The kid pulled over behind him. The two exchanged words and my friends brother reached through the window and hit the kid. He hit him supposedly twice. The kid then took out his gun and shot him once. I'm not sure what kind of gun it was but it was a fmj .40s&w round. Luckily, the bullet went right through his stomach and out his back half an inch from his spine. My friends buddy lived, spent four days in the hospital and was just recently released.
Now I was told this story from my friend about his brother who I met only once. I am not sure if that's exactly how it happened but for the sake of debate let's say it's pretty close. As for the kid who had the gun, he now has a court date that is set.
To start with, I say the kid with the gun was in the wrong. But I bet I know what he was really thinking. The kid was thinking about the castle doctrine so he felt he had the right to protect himself against a guy who was assaulting him through his window. However, where he went wrong is he could have easily avoided the situatio but instead decided to instigate an start a fight by pullin in behind the guys car instead of just going around. The kid was 21 years old so he just got his ccw and was being stupid about it. Now for my friends brother who got shot, do I think he deserved it? Maybe not but he shouldn't have assaulted the kid. Who knows what people are carrying. What do you guys think?