One month ago, in the notoriously dangerous neighborhood of
Witnesses say the perpetrators counted their rounds and discussed if they had "enough" ammunition.
The students believe the gunmen were going to rape and murder the entire group of students, who were celebrating a birthday at the end of the semester. However, one male student, whose identity is being protected by police and local media, retrieved a handgun from a backpack and fired at the thug who was detaining the men. (That is: One smart student had prepared for a night in
The unnamed student exchanged gunfire with Lavant, lethally wounding him in the process. Lavant fled out of a window and died in front of his apartment, which was just one building away.
One of the female students was injured during the exchange, but doctors expect a full and complete recovery.
So what is the point?
A student saved the girls from rape, and saved the whole group of 10 people (including himself) from murder ... and he did it with a handgun. This is a perfect example of how ludicrous "big city gun laws" are. What if this had happened in
Yes, we would be reading a different story -- one so horrendous that we would shudder at the very words. Either this whole group of friends would have been raped and murdered by these two hoodlums ... or the hero of this story would be facing prison time for firearm possession and murder. Thankfully, however,