Friday, April 21, 2006

Another "Youth" Gunned Down In His Prime

Yep, it's yet another senseless gun death in Red America. If only they had adopted Massachusetts-style "common sense" gun control laws, this tragedy, and countless others just like it, could have been averted.

DeAngelo Morrison felt lucky to be alive Wednesday, hours after he shot and killed a masked man armed with a shotgun who was chasing him into his Speedway apartment.

How terrible.

Speedway police say Morrison, 21, was acting in self-defense when he fired his handgun at the two men rushing up the stairs at the West Wind Terrace Apartments, near I-465 and Crawfordsville Road.

The bullet struck DeShawn Givens, 21, in the chest and police said he died at the bottom of the stairwell.


"At the end of the day, the law says if you have no other out and it appears you are about to get killed or seriously harmed, you don't have to send out a survey," said Scott Newman, the former Marion County prosecutor. "You can pull out a gun and defend yourself."

If only that were the case here in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Self-Defense Situation Assessment Survey

Have a good weekend, folks.