I like to remind readers that owning and carrying a handgun is your right, protected by the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. You never know when you are going to need to defend yourself, such as during an encounter with a dangerous panhandler:
A driver pulled up to a ramp onto Interstate 95, got out, pumped several bullets into a popular panhandler in a wheelchair, then sped away — leading police on a 20-minute chase on residential streets and Interstate 95 before he was captured.
Miami-Dade police took the shooter into custody before noon Tuesday, but did not release the victim’s name or give a motive for the killing, which took place at the southbound ramp from Northwest 95th Street to I-95.
“He got out of the car, approached him and shot at him several times,” said Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, a Miami-Dade police spokesman.
Police did not say how many times the panhandler was shot, though four bullet casings were marked off on the road surrounding the man’s wheelchair. They said the dead man was 58 years old.
The responsible gun owner, later identified as Rodney Louis, was subsequently stopped by police on northbound I-95 after his car rammed another vehicle and then the median barrier. It is not known at this time whether Mr. Louis will be allowed to keep his weapon.
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