This is a topic I’ve been thinking about for a while.
What happens is you have to defend yourself against a teenager who poses a lethal threat.
We now have a real world example.
A teen was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon after a shooting incident inside Northpark Mall in Ridgeland.
Ridgeland Police Department says Za’Lill D’Chelle Patterson, 16, tried to steal from a popcorn store inside the mall around 5:20 p.m. on Saturday.
According to authorities, Patterson pulled a gun on the store owner. However, Police Chief Brian Myers says the owner shot first, striking Patterson in the leg. She was then transported to UMMC to be treated for her injury.
RPD says the store owner has been interviewed and has fully cooperated with the investigation. No charges have been made at this time.
She pulled a gun in a robbery and won a stupid prize to the leg for it.
The police declared it a good shoot and the guy hasn’t been charged.
So far I have not seen any social uprising over this.
A bullet fired by a teenager is no less lethal than one fired by an adult. Self defense is a fundamental right. It’s good to see the police understand that and act accordingly.