Florida commissioner uses gun in self defense

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Here’s what we learned today.

A Florida politician shot an intruder who was trying to run away from the police. According to a report by the Miami Herald, a Palmetto City Commissioner shot a man in self-defense when that man broke into his home after … Ready for this? … crashing a car into his neighbor’s house.

That’s right. The suspect, Avelino Misreal Vasquez-Perez lives in the community. Apparently Mr. Vasquez-Perez sped off in a car and then crashed a few blocks later. He was running from the police as he was speeding.

The passenger was arrested quickly, but Mr. Vasquez-Perez continued on and ran off and started to hide in a garage of Palmetto commissioner Brian Williams. When Mr. Williams learned about this, and the fact that Mr. Vasquez-Perez was in the garage, he ran into the garage with a gun and tried to stop Mr. Vasquez-Perez, but Mr. Vasquez-Perez attempted to push past and punch Commissioner Williams, and Mr. Williams shot back.

Vasquez-Perez surrendered to the police and went to the hospital where he apparently underwent surgery and is in stable condition.

So the point is, I wonder whether or not the emergency room doctors who saw this apparent criminal, Vasquez-Perez, come in with a gunshot wound are going to somehow blame guns for the injury which would be true, but in this case, it looks like the gun was used to help public safety.

So when doctors make comments about how we see the problems of guns because people get shot, the reality is those doctors have no way of knowing who and why their gunshot victims are in front of them. They could be criminals who try to injure or kill someone and were stopped by a police or by other law abiding citizen.

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