This is the account of a man who, while chasing two teens from his private pool with a handgun, shot one.
The teen wounded was not seriously hurt. It was a wrist wound. However, the homeowner was tried in court which resulted in a hung jury. There was no further trial.
Have you ever heard of him? His name is Carl Rowan.
No one protested the shooting. Neither the NAACP nor the ACLU. There were no threats of civil rights charges. No death threats. No marches around the country. Are you getting it yet?
The homeowner was Carl Rowan, a nationally known journalist and a gun control advocate. He had written that no private citizen should own a gun, only police and military should have arms.
One more thing.
The homeowner, Mr. Rowan is black.
The teens were white.