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Parents of Robber Mad That Their Son’s Victim Had a Gun


We all know the saying “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” But would you believe that the good guy with the gun is coming under fire for defending himself?

On October 30, an armed man and two others attempted to rob a Pizza Hut restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina. One of the armed robbers was shot and killed by a Pizza Hut employee. Now, the parents of the armed robber are speaking out, questioning why the Pizza Hut employee shot their son in the head in self defense with a handgun the employee legally owned.

The parents,*Temia Hairston and Michael Grace Sr. understand that their son, Michael Grace Jr. broke the law, but they don’t think defending the employees at the restaurant with a gun from an armed robber was just.

“If there was to be a death, it was not the place of the employee at Pizza Hut. That is the place of law enforcement,” Hairston told WBTV.

The parents said that their son wasn’t doing well financially and had come on hard times and as a result, resorted to crime to provide for his child. The parents added that their son previously worked at the Pizza Hut restaurant that he was attempting to rob and he never would have hurt anyone during the robbery.

“It was an act of desperation, but I do not believe that Michael would have hurt anyone,” said Hairston.

It reminds me of a similar situation…

Whatever happened to personal responsibility?

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