Also not sure if this is a cultural thing or not, but the Hispanic/Mexican guys in prison often seem way nicer and more respectful than the black or white guys.
Of course this is generalizing, but I've met enough prisoners over the years that this is fairly consistent. I really never thought about this before, but these articles kinda make sense from what I've seen firsthand. Of course I don't always know all the details, but I remember this one white guy that raped a child being in a low security prison while a black guy that committed the same crime was in a high security prison. I remember asking about it many years ago and they just told me it often came down to the specifics of a criminal/situation. So I figured there probably was just stuff I didn't know. But these articles make me wonder.
In this case a guy with a gun pursued the kid. Since he made the first move stalking him, I think the kid had a right to defend himself. Who knows what really happened here. Maybe it should be a crime for any guy carrying a gun to pursue another guy in the first place.
Just a side question - why do people buy guns for protection when Tasers are available and can serve the same purpose without killing someone? I can understand a gun for hunting where the aim is to kill something. But if someone just wants to protect themselves, there's ways to do that so you don't have to kill another person to protect yourself. I'm just curious about the logic.
As far as tasers go that works great when you are 1 on 1 and you have enough of them to keep the defendant zapped until the cops get there. What do you do if there are 3 guys? You don't have time to do all that. The obligation to keep the criminal alive is on the criminal NOT me. The fact is that with a gun I can make sure I'm safe. I don't have to worry about the guy shaking off a taser in a few minutes and coming after me again. Also a taser has limited range. Do you really think it is safe for a person to get closer to the criminal?
Again, people have the right to have guns and they work great for keeping homes safe. I don't understand why I have to endanger my family to protect the criminal.
Thanks for explaining the taser vs gun. I never really considered 3 guys attacking me or the taser not being effective enough. You and your family should be safe. But it seems like there should be some way to do so besides shooting someone.
Of course, if you're jumped by 8 guys, a six shooter just won't do. We need us some Uzi's.
If you only require the weapon for the occasions you go out hunting for wild animals, why can't the weapons be stored at a Police station & signed out to the owner once they request the weapon for the hunt? Keeping the weapon in your house, if it's just for hunting, makes no sense....
Also to your point about being jumped by 8 guys (which is used just to set up a straw man). IF 8 guys came into the house they generally won't stay when they hear gun shots. I don't have to kill them all (even though I do use a 10 shot mag.). Which totally misses my point about the taser. The taser makes no sound and won't keep others from attacking. It is a fire and forget weapon. It only works once. Even if they see their friend getting tased they know the guys doesn't have a chest full of them so there is no reason to be afraid.