If only this Marine had thought to carry a gun on his porch, he would still be dead but at least he would be armed.
Courtesy of Fox 61:
A South Carolina teenager is accused of firing a gun at a road sign and accidentally shooting and killing a Marine on his porch.
The State newspaper reported that 17-year-old Eason Reid Gravley faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and possession of a handgun in connection to the death of 48-year-old Joe Darius Black.
The suspect allegedly fired the gun at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood County, fatally hitting the victim in the chest.
The bullet “passed through or by the road sign” and into a wooded area near Black’s home, according to deputies.
Black leaves behind a wife and four children. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after serving 20 years.
Spend twenty years defending your country only to die in your own backyard because that same country does not have adequate guidelines to keep guns out of the hands of teenagers.
That is a sad indictment of our current gun laws.