Two stories from San Antonio illustrate the choice before us regarding our right to bear arms.
This is what can happen when you are not equipped to defend yourself:
An 18-year-old was shot and killed on Tuesday night after trying to stop a man from stealing his car, police say.
The deceased has been identified as Christopher Hinjos.
The teen allegedly saw the man breaking into his silver Toyota in the 300 block of Allendale Oaks near the UTSA campus around 11 p.m.
Neighbors told officers that they saw the two men fighting in the yard before Hinjos was shot in the hand and the suspect drove away in the vehicle.
Hinjos then ran to a nearby house and banged on the door for help, police said, but the suspect returned and shot him again. He died on the doorstep.
At the mercy of a merciless thug is a lousy way to die.
In contrast, this is what happens when lawful citizens are armed:
A man is dead and another is recovering in the hospital after police say they were shot while trying to steal an SUV from outside a home in an affluent neighborhood.
San Antonio police said the shooter, who was visiting family at a home in the 600 block of Lightstone Drive in Stone Oak, heard the men breaking into his Toyota 4Runner around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The 25-year-old man stepped outside with a gun, confronted the men who were rifling through his vehicle and opened fire, according to a police report. …
Officers said the shooter is not expected to face any charges since he was protecting his property.
I love a happy ending. But happy endings are not on the liberal agenda.
On tips from Bill T.