A couple of things occurred to me while reading this excellent report of some Midnight Rambler who got his body temperature lowered, but first, the facts:
A woman who lived next door to 26-year-old Justin William Wright woke up to find him standing in her bedroom after he broke in through a window. Then he attacked her.
Then she shot him, and then he died.
Now, if we were to give the Usual Suspects their moment in the sun, we would ordinarily be hearing wails of “Why didn’t she just shoot him in the leg?” and all that twaddle. But of course we won’t hear that because DoublePlusEvil Man was involved, and she only a Pore Helpless Victim.
And yes, as the article points out, this was another example of someone being killed by someone they knew. Well, yes. And I’m willing to bet that even outside gang shootings (where everyone knows everybody), this kind of thing is more prevalent than the bald stats show.
Finally, score one for those people like me (and all my Readers) who want women to be armed, precisely in case of this kind of neighborly activity.