Being a loving gun owner, with perhaps more love than sense, the man jumped in and physically tried to stop the pit-bulls from attacking his Shepherd. With the owner of the pit-bulls help, the attack was stopped momentarily..but after a moment of regrouping, the pit-bulls resumed their attack on both the dog AND its owner, and that point the man made the correct decision:
Lewis, a legal gun owner who has a concealed weapon permit, pulled out his handgun and opened fire at that point, shooting one of the pit bulls and scaring away the two others.
A witness near-by obviously felt that Mr. Lewis made the right decision:
Charles McLennan was nearby and watched in horror as pit bulls attacked.
"If he didn't have that gun, he would probably be dead," McLennan said of Lewis.
But of course, denial isn't just a river in Egypt, so the pit-bulls owner disagreed:
LaValley acknowledged that the dogs were fighting, but said Lewis should not have opened fire.Whatever...when being attacked by three pit-bulls(or ANY THREAT) the time to act is before it's too late...
"At no time whatsoever was his life in danger," LaValley said.