Although it’s called the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia can prove to be anything but. In fact, a pair of thugs decided to pick a fight with an elderly man in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, thinking they had found an easy target. As the two began to beat him while his wife helplessly watched in horror, it’s safe to say they weren’t expecting the instant justice that put a quick end to their attack.
It was just after 8:30 p.m. on a Tuesday evening in March 2017 when a 65-year-old man was approached by two young hooligans, ages 21 and 20, while he was walking leisurely with his wife in the Queens Village area of the city. A verbal argument ensued for reasons unknown at this time, which quickly escalated into a physical attack.
As his wife watched helplessly, the two thugs began mercilessly beating her elderly husband, but he would soon bring the attack to an abrupt end, much to the surprise of his merciless attackers, who were about to get an unanticipated and painful dose of instant justice.
According to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small, the pair of punks were “punching” the man, causing “bruising to his face,” but their attack didn’t last long. The victim was prepared to defend himself, having obtained his concealed carry license and exercising his Second Amendment right to bear arms.
After pulling out his legal .45 caliber pistol, the elderly man shot the two assailants, hitting the 21-year-old in the neck and striking the 20-year-old in the stomach. The two suspects were taken to the hospital, where one was said to be in stable condition while the other was listed in serious condition.
The 65-year-old man was taken to the hospital for treatment, but the husband did his job in defending his wife, as she was not hurt.
At this time, it is unknown whether any charges will result from the shooting. As The Blaze reports, “Police told WCAU the district attorney’s office will determine whether or not the shooting in the Queen Village section of the city was in self-defense.”
We can only hope and pray that the elderly man is not charged for what’s clearly the appropriate use of his Second Amendment rights. These two punks thought they had an easy target and that the odds were in their favor. The firearm leveled the playing field, allowing this man and his wife to be protected from harm and proving why a firearm is often called the great equalizer.
Meanwhile, it’s quite likely that the two assailants were taught an unforgettable lesson about their behavior that they won’t soon forget, and if they do, they will have the scares from their gunshot wounds to serve as a reminder of what can happen should they continue to live the thug life.
Thanks to this law-abiding citizen utilizing the rights laid out for us in our Constitution, everything seems to have turned out just as it should. Hopefully, the DA’s office sees it that way as well.