Protect yourself or hurt others
by gbrouillard on February 1, 2016 - 2:36pm
One of the most controversial subject in the United States these days is the importance for the people to possess a firearm. One of the reason of this issue is the uprising in mass shooting in schools and public places. In an article from the Montreal Gazette by Michael E. Miller published on January 26, 2016, the reason for the debate is well depicted. On January 21st 2016, Dane Gallion, a 29 years old man from Seattle went in a restaurant, drank a 22-ounce beer and afterward, went to a cinema to see 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Until then, his evening seems to be as normal as anyone else’s.
However, seeing the uprising in the number of mass shooting event taking place in the United States recently, Dane has decided that he would bring his hand-gun in the cinema. Just in case. As it is described in the article named “Man who feared mass shootings brings gun to Movie Theater, woman gets shot in the back”, the man brought his gun unholstered and tucked it into his waistband. Even though that cinema has a rule against firearm, he succeeded in sneaking in his arm. Afterwards, while the movie was playing, his gun went off and the woman sitting in front of him received the bullet in the back. Now, according to Dane’s lawyer, this event is a terrible accident that was not meant to happen. Dane gallion was consequently charged with a third degree assault. Nowadays, he cannot have in his possession a fire gun.
This article is reliable because Michael E. Miller is a foreign affairs reporter for The Washington Post. Something interesting with his formation based on this article is that he was covering crime and the Caribbean for The Miami New Times prior to joining the Washington post. Also, he won several national journalism prizes, including three Sigma Delta Chi awards for excellence.