Saturday, September 17, 2011

Some Folks Never Seem To Learn...!

Some day the fools that want to beat up on some older people, thinking them weak, will get the message.

Even though we don't have all the story, it seems to me that the younger guy in this story, who had a gun permit BTW, just took it for granted that the older guy wouldn't fight back! Bad decision!

Here's the story so far...

Officials: Good Samaritan shot man he tried to help

By Jazmine Ulloa
Published 12:35 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2011

A 62-year-old man who stopped to help a couple on the side of the road Thursday evening in Southeast Bexar County ended up shooting the man he was trying to help after he was allegedly attacked, Bexar County deputies said.

A 31-year-old man and his wife had been traveling on FM 78 around 7 p.m. when their truck ran out of gas at Firestone Parkway, and the older man pulled over to help, deputies said. A dispute arose between the two men over how the husband was addressing his wife. Investigators believe the older man was assaulted before he fired his gun, likely in self defense, said Sgt. Blake Johnson with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.

The husband, who was shot in the shoulder with a revolver, was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in noncritical condition.

Investigators will be looking into the older man's use of force before making any arrests, said Johnson. The victim was said to have a concealed handgun license.

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Now I know that many will say that the older gent should have just stayed out of the argument of husband and wife, but you have to understand that this is Texas and women being mistreated is NOT acceptable, especially by the old school crowd!

Now my thought is that since the younger guy had a gun permit, maybe he was reaching for a weapon and simply was beat to the draw! Whatever happened, many would be well advised to realize that a lot of older folks are packing now days...a LOT! Being older doesn't necessarily mean helpless anymore!Especially in Texas!

Coffee on the patio if you want some. Just check your guns at the back door, please!


Anonymous said...

Morning HJ,
Sounds similar to something that happened to me not so long ago. Only my situation turned out better, all the way around.

Ben in Texas said...

Yep..Don't Mess With Texas!! (or Texans) :-)

Good gun control is hitting what you aim at.

Dizzy-Dick said...

If I check my guns at the back door, how will I be of any help if someone breaks down your front door?

HermitJim said...

Hey YOF...
Now that's a story I'd like to hear! Glad that yours worked out better than this one!

Good to see you again, my friend! Thanks for the visit this morning!

Hey Ben...
Certainly seems to fit, doesn't it?

Thanks, buddy, for coming by today!

Hey DD...
Good point! I hadn't thought of that!

Guess I'll just have to depend on my attack cat to defend us!

Thanks for coming over this morning!

JoJo said...

Lets see, I'm sure it was all the wifes fault cause there wasn't any gas in the car, and the husband probably was drunk or needed to be so that made it his wifes fault, the older gent, just wanted to help and that must of been the wifes fault too. So he took it out on her. Anyway I sure would like to meet the older Gent. bet he is a sweet heart.
I heard TX. had some rain yesterday but it didn't last to long and didn't reach your area, is that right? Hope you get some soon.

HermitJim said...

Hey JoJo...
Fools like this guy don't really need a reason to act like an A**hole, it just comes natural!

Bet the old guy (who is younger than me) was just trying to help!

I'm sad to report no rain in my area, but we are supposed to get a little next week...or so they say!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!

Stephen said...

Agreed. I'm sixty and practice with my carry piece on a very regular basis. We might be older, but we're darn sure not helpless.

HermitJim said...

Hey Stephen...
Best way to take care of ourselves is to practice! A LOT!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Anonymous said...

When a good samaratin stops to help why would you pull a gun on them?????? sounds like the fellow was a punk, I am an baby boomer and I would have shot the creep if he started to verbally assault his wife..I have advocated for battered women for over 25 years and I will not take crap from a man verbally assaulting his wife, partner, etc. I give them a warning and boom they get it!!!! I know karate and I know how you should treat another human being a woman at that, who should be cherished and not verbally assaulted..he should thank his lucky stars he did not meet me..I listen to no guff regarding a woman at any time..just saying....