B-ham and Huntsville are what we call south Chicago here in L.A. (lower Alabama) for good reason.
"Humans more important than hardware."
I couldn't help but notice, when the shooting started, who ran.
These street thugs are opportunists, not predators. They're buzzards. Sissy buzzards at that.
We the People...
The areas around Atlanta have the same problem. Atlanta thugs doing home invasions was the reason that Forsythe,GA passed their local ordinance requiring every household to have a gun in it. Home invasions went from a couple a week to a couple a year basically overnight once it passed.
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"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." Robert E. Howard, "The Tower of the Elephant" (1933)
Good for that young man....glad he had the gumption to pull the trigger.
North Alabama is pretty peaceful, very little crime- Except Birmingham, Huntsville and some of the other larger cities like Mobile and Montgomery, and the old farming region known as the "black belt". Alabama did pass a law a few years back that says the state will not prosecute anyone who uses a firearm to protect themselves if they feel threatened of if they see an unknown 3rd party threatened. The perp/family can file a civil suit, but they will have to prove their case.
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