For an idiot news reader on a Detroit television station, people using guns to defend themselves from marauders is the beginning of “an alarming trend.”
According to WXYZ Action News, twice in a week, armed teenage robbers have been shot by their intended victims, who were licensed to carry a concealed weapon. But this is a bad thing, according to anchor Stephen Clark, who opens the newscast with, “Could a couple of recent shootings in Detroit be the start of an alarming trend?”
In the first instance, an assistant coach walking two girls out of Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School was confronted by two teenagers who put something against his chest. The coach, a reserve police officer, shot them both. One died.
A week later, two teenagers tried to rob two utility workers. One of the workers was also legally carrying a firearm. He shot both boys, sending them to hospital.
Only in a land of progressives and statists can people protecting themselves from criminals be “the start of an alarming trend.”