In the NRA’s America, banging on the wrong door at 2 a.m. will get you shot. Because an armed society is a polite society:
A man who accidentally banged on the door of a stranger’s house early this morning was shot by the homeowner, Metro Police said.
The victim had been at a birthday party at a nearby house in the 9200 block of Wittig Avenue, near Fort Apache and Elkhorn roads, Metro Lt. Ted Glaude said. He and a friend left briefly, and when they tried returning about 2 a.m., they confused the two houses and knocked on the wrong door, police said.
Sidebar: here’s a picture of the neighborhood. I can’t imagine why anyone would confuse these cookie-cutter houses, can you?
Officer Laura Meltzer said the homeowner called police, believing the men to be burglars, and fired a single round.
The bullet hit one of the men in the chest.
Let me get this straight: You are inside your home. People you do not know are outside. You’ve called the police. Why the fuck did you start shooting? It’s like that idiot in Georgia who killed the old man with Alzheimer’s, or that Michigan man who shot and killed Renisha McBride when she knocked on his door seeking help, or that Tennessee woman who shot at a car full of kids ’cause she thought they going to turn around in her driveway. Or George fucking Zimmerman or … or … there are a gazillion of these incidents every year, you know?
People are idiots. Armed people are dangerous idiots.
The money shot is this pic of the front door of the house:
Guess God didn’t bless his house after all.