To the editor,
I want to congratulate the Hancock County Prosecutor, James Davis Jr., for showing integrity in his decision not to file charges on the store owner of A&M Quick Stop in the Follansbee area.
The owner showed he would uphold his U.S. constitutional rights (second amendment) defending his home, family and business by, well, sadly shooting an 18-year-old who thought maliciously wounding another man not even two months ago was a fun thing to do.
The worst thing is these young people needed mental evaluation, but never got it two months ago to see if they should be on the streets at all, but in this unfortunate case someone young who needed help had to die by taking foolish chances.
Now let's look at a case prior to this one, which was more recent, and excuse me if dates aren't 100 percent correct. In June, here in Jefferson County, our sheriff, Fred Abdalla, was on television and clearly said, "If someone enters your home or property and you feel threatened, you can legally shoot them."
A month or two later an incident occurred in Dillonvale with a property owner who was gun safety certified and concealed weapon permitted.
Get this. During the incident in Dillonvale with several witnesses, the landowner told the person several times to get off his property, but the guy refused and got very violent and grabbed the property owner. The owner pulls a gun out and shoots the heathen but doesn't kill the fool. Guess what? Here is where our law over on this side decided to double talk and arrest and charge a man 100 percent in the right, even though he showed several times to witnesses reasonable cause.
I am very surprised the U.S. Supreme Court never heard of this. We would have had another sheriff and prosecutor by now. The point is, in both cases, the property owners did what was right and allowed by law. The difference is, one law enforcement agency decided "we make our own law as we are going depending on what mood we're in," or "I was just kidding Jefferson County residents when I said that they are not covered by the second amendment."
Well, at least West Virginia is covered by the U.S. Constitution. Let's all move over there where it is safer.