A pair of thugs decided to pick a fight with an elderly man in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the two began to beat him as 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.
At just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, a 65-year-old man was approached by two young hooligans, age 21 and 20, while he was walking with his wife. 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 husband, but he would soon put it all to an abrupt end, much to the surprise of the punks, who were about to get an unanticipated and painful dose of 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.
After pulling out his legal .45 caliber pistol, the elderly man shot the two assailants, hitting the 21-year-old in the neck and the 20-year-old in the stomach. The two were taken to the hospital, where one is said to be in stable condition while the other is listed in serious condition.
The 65-year-old was taken to the hospital for treatment, but the husband did his job in defending himself and 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. Meanwhile, it’s quite likely that the two assailants were taught an unforgettable lesson about their behavior.
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.