Meanwhile, in Florida…
Today in Very Florida News: an incident report from a local law enforcement agency just arrived, informing that an alligator trapped a 15-year-old girl in a tree, so a deputy shot it with an AR-15.
— Jeff Weiner (@JeffWeinerOS) July 2, 2018
And get this. The Washington Post, of all places, has a really great write-up on the attack:
An alligator trapped a girl in a tree. Then a deputy arrived with an AR-15. https://t.co/xVSjSymBcR
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 4, 2018
Please click and read it all, but here’s the money excerpt:
Nature has made American alligators nearly perfect predators. The species hasn’t needed to evolve in any substantial way for 8 million years, according to research from the University of Florida.
But genetic progress did not account for AR-15-style semiautomatic rifles.
Blackmon was carrying one, and when he arrived, the alligator hissed, unfazed by his presence. He shouldered the rifle. The alligator turned toward him.
“I fired one single 223 round from my Bushmaster AR15 killing the alligator,” Blackmon wrote, noting the .223 caliber of the rifle ammunition. Jordan was helped down, and no person suffered injuries, the report said.
Report from News 6 where you can hear the 911 call from the girl’s mom:
And this whole story is a pretty good advertisement for owning a gun for self defense:
Had to call police (someone with a gun) & waited 30 minutes for a response in a life threatening situation. They should have had their own firearm for immediate protection.
15-year-old climbs tree in Florida to escape alligator https://t.co/ke337wwfd3
— Dave (@ArchangelOChaos) July 4, 2018
Why aren't we hearing more about the mass shooting in New Jersey that left 22 injured and one dead? Here's why:
*Strict gun-control laws
*Suspect just released from prison
*No metal detectorshttps://t.co/HEdQRFTDa0¯_ツ_¯/
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 18, 2018
Narrative FAIL: Lefties rushing to sound another AR-15 alarm trip HARD over reality https://t.co/JP5fMRvnyS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 18, 2018
NEW: Waffle House shooter had AR-15 taken after incident at the White House; Guess how he got it back? https://t.co/AgKRrv4XDM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 22, 2018