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D.C. man who shot dogs biting boy could face charges
The Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2013 | Andrea Noble

Posted on 01/24/2013 1:26:34 PM PST by george76

City wants to know if gun he used was legal. D.C. police are investigating whether a man will face criminal charges for shooting a pit bull that was attacking a child in his neighborhood.

The incident unfolded Sunday afternoon, after three pit bulls attacked an 11-year-old boy as he rode his bicycle through the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest, according to a police report.

When the man, a neighbor, saw the boy being mauled by the dogs, he went inside his home and got a gun. The man killed one of the dogs. The gunfire attracted the attention of a police officer in the area near Eighth and Sheridan streets, where the attack occurred. The officer responded and shot the other two pit bulls as they continued to attack the boy.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; doggieping; guncontrol; pitbull; pitbulls; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/24/2013 1:26:39 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

No good deed goes unpunished.


2 posted on 01/24/2013 1:30:03 PM PST by YHAOS
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Of course this is what happens when communities are governed by assholes.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 1:30:15 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: george76
"When seconds count, the Police are only minutes away."

Seriously, take the "questioners" out back and beat on them for a while. An attitude adjustment is in order here.

4 posted on 01/24/2013 1:30:42 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie Ping


5 posted on 01/24/2013 1:32:41 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: george76

Thank God he didn’t shoot a criminal. That would be...well...criminal.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 1:40:09 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: george76

District of Corruption “common sense” gun laws.


7 posted on 01/24/2013 1:44:10 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: george76
The Washington Post, which first reported the details of the shooting, quoted the boy’s uncle as saying the boy was also shot in the foot.

This is why it's being investigated.

8 posted on 01/24/2013 1:45:39 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: george76

Everyone needs to understand the unique problem faced by DC that means they do indeed need very tough gun control laws. You see, there is a -huge- concentration of politicans there who are imposing their will upon the people.

They need a safe “green zone” where they can feel safe from the people they are busy trying to enslave.

If they did not have such a law, they would be forced to make sure they were treating the people and the constitution with profound respect.


9 posted on 01/24/2013 2:00:41 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

Very good point. Imagine if you would, these politicians having to walk home unprotected after putting on the table a law destroying the Bill of Rights like they did today.


10 posted on 01/24/2013 2:06:17 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: Valpal1

I understand,the guy should have just let the pit bulls eat the kid and he wouldn’t have gotten in trouble.

When you have three pit bulls mauling a kid it isn’t easy to just hit the dogs. sometimes the bullet will go thru the dog. If the kid were mine I would thank the man who saved my child’s, the foot will heal.

In DC???? He might get 10 years.


11 posted on 01/24/2013 2:08:44 PM PST by Venturer
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To: george76

Cops are just pissed they didnt get to shoot the dog...


12 posted on 01/24/2013 2:19:47 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: george76

http://www.cato.org/blog/gun-owner-saves-boy-pit-bull-attack-wait-police-say-actions-could-be-criminal

Is the unidentified neighbor hailed as a hero? No – just the opposite – he apparently needs a lawyer because he is reportedly under “investigation” for violating our capital city’s firearms laws! You see – he may have discharged his weapon beyond his property line. Talk about no good deed going unpunished.

Every single day, Americans use guns to save lives but we do not hear about these incidents on the evening news–and that’s mostly because the gun only has to be brandished and the bad guy takes flight. Just not considered “news.” Another reason is media bias–as the past few days illustrate. Yesterday, CNN had full coverage of a gun crime in Houston. This story–civilian uses gun to save an 11-year old’s life–only a few paragraphs back in the metro section of the newspaper.

Whether or not the prosecutors file charges here, DC laws need to change–so residents don’t have to hope for good sense to prevail (while paying attorneys fees). House Republicans do have jurisdiction over DC affairs – so here’s an opportunity to send a bill to the president’s desk to get the needed changes in place.

To draw more attention to how often Americans use guns in self-defense, Cato published this paper and created this self-defense map.

Per the Washington ComPost: “He(the boy’s Uncle”) also said his nephew was struck in the left foot by a bullet; police said they had no record that either a shot fired by the officer or the neighbor struck the boy.

A police spokesman would not say whether the gun was legally registered. Even if it was, using it on a D.C. street is illegal. But David Benowitz, a defense lawyer who handles D.C. gun cases, said prosecuting such a case could be problematic because the attack appeared to have occurred near the shooter’s property line.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-boy-mauled-by-pit-bulls-has-surgery/2013/01/22/c4f52f1a-64e0-11e2-b84d-21c7b65985ee_story.html


13 posted on 01/24/2013 2:20:46 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: Venturer

It is by no means clear that the neighbor shot is responsible, it could have been the popo. It is also not clear that the kid’s foot was actually hit.

But you can damn bet they’ll try to shift the focus onto the citizen if they can.


14 posted on 01/24/2013 2:22:59 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: ├čudda├čudd

Cop on a bike heard the shots and came and shot the remaining two dogs.


15 posted on 01/24/2013 2:24:48 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: Valpal1

Well, I’ll tell youall, if you see me being mauled by 3 pit bulls fell free to shoot me in the foot to save my life. Also the article said they had to investigate weather it happened on his property, or he could be charged for illegal carry. So, if someone needs saving they better hope they’re in the right place.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 2:54:06 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: george76

It’s because shooting dogs is in the domain of cops. Only cops can indiscriminately shoot family dogs.


17 posted on 01/24/2013 3:06:50 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: george76

I’d be curious to know if the boy’s parents are going to sue him.I’m sure they will be encouraged.


18 posted on 01/24/2013 3:31:48 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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19 posted on 01/24/2013 7:38:24 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: george76

Too bad the kid didn’t live in David Gregory’s neighborhood. If Gregory had shot the dog it would have been OK.


21 posted on 01/24/2013 8:16:26 PM PST by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: george76

Oh good God.

This is what we have become. Niggling over details that have no bearing on the issue at hand. Going off on tangents.

At least it wasn’t because he shot a dog.


22 posted on 01/25/2013 5:45:14 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SkyDancer

These are hardly “family” dogs. They’re garbage.


23 posted on 01/25/2013 5:53:02 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I was being a bit fatuous in that cops always shoot dogs first before asking questions of a homeowner. I was guessing they were miffed that they didn’t get to shoot the dogs. I should have added the </sarc


24 posted on 01/25/2013 8:14:41 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

I doubt they always shoot. How many articles are written about dogs who were not shot by the cops? None.


25 posted on 01/25/2013 10:59:43 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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