Quentin Patrick thought his home was being robbed. So he fired 29 bullets from an automatic rifle out his front door of his house hitting 12 year old T.J. Darrisaw, T.J.’s 9-year-old brother, Ahmadre Darrisaw, and their father, Freddie Grinnell.
T.J. was killed.
All automatic assault rifles should be banned for ownership by private citizens in the United States. That is obvious and has always been obvious, and only the nuttiest of the gun nuts could possibly think otherwise. This particular incident does not change that, though I fully expect people to use this as an argument in favor of unfettered gun ownership.
Minimally, these weapons should not be allowed in the home. Perhaps they could be kept locked up at the gun club. As long as you don’t let your tiny children use them.
This incident happened in Sumpter, South Carolina. Patrick’s gun was an AK-47, or as the morons who flaunt such weapons often refer to them, because they can’t handle a lot of syllabus in one word, “AK.”
Patrick’s front porch light was on. It was holloween. He emptied the “AyKay” through the front door after he heard someone knocking on the door.
There is probably a lot more to this story, I suspect involving drugs and money. Patrick was a convicted felon.