A Perfectly Valid Question
"At first the story did not make sense. Why wouldn't a [North Carolina] family just shoot the guy?"
No reasons that I can see.
Fatal Shooting in Columbus County
A domestic dispute in Columbus County ends in a deadly shooting.
The sheriff's office says a man is dead after trying to break into his girlfriend's home on Robbie's Lane in Riegelwood.
The victim, 23-year-old Devon Tyrell Brown, was shot and killed early Sunday morning.
The "victim" was likely giving a statement to the police early Sunday morning. The individual who was shot and killed is the lowlife scumbag who was in the process of committing a violent crime against the inhabitants of the house which he had just broken into.
Try substituting the word "deceased" for "victim" and see how that fits.
Authorities say Brown and his girlfriend got into an argument Saturday and Brown left the house after threatening to hurt his girlfriend.
Early Sunday morning, Brown tried to break into his girlfriend's home and got into a struggle with the woman's uncle, David Simmons, who was staying with her.
The uncle then fired a gun which killed Brown.
Gun Control: Because the right of some asshole to break into his ex-girlfriend's house and beat the ever-loving snot out of her is more sacred that the right of her uncle to prevent him from doing so.