“An argument ensued, during which time Bowles approached Collins’ vehicle and reached through the driver’s side window. Collins pushed him away and grabbed his gun to scare Bowles. During the altercation, the gun went off,” according to the court document.
The “victim:, one Desmond Bowles was a former worker who had been told to stay the hell away from the property. The day of the incident, Desmond Bowles got drunk, got in a three-wheeler, drove to the property he had been told not to go, started to argue with the “attacker” (David Collins) who was inside his vehicle. The “victim” reached inside the vehicle and proceeded to attack the David Collins at which time the firearm was produced and a shot was fired injuring Desmond Bowles.
So my question is: Why even bring charges against David Collins? He was in his property, inside his vehicle, was attacked, defended himself and yet he gets charged only for the prosecution never getting around to present the evidence of his alleged culpability to the judge.
It might be my perception, but I see an ugly trend here. Prosecuting Attorneys seem to automatically charge anybody who uses a gun in self-defense just because they can. It is like they are saying: “I can’t take your guns away but I am sure as hell make your life miserable if you have to use them.”
It might be our new battlefront.