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Shooting Of 3 Burglars Sparks Gun Debate

From Glob­al Times — They might have nev­er thought the house own­er, a Chi­nese woman who was wear­ing a night­gown, would furi­ous­ly open fire on them when they invad­ed her house with guns, and one of them — Anto­nio Leeks — might also have nev­er thought he would lose his life.

This is not a scene from a US film. This is what real­ly hap­pened in Gwin­nett coun­ty, Geor­gia, last week, accord­ing to a sur­veil­lance video released by police.

The video from inside the home shows the Chi­nese woman, Chen Fengzhu, orig­i­nal­ly from Fujian Province, South Chi­na, rush from her bed­room and then unload all her bul­lets on the three men.

As they exchange fire, with dry­wall debris cloud­ing the dark home, the video shows one man run through a glass door. Anoth­er man died of his injuries in the dri­ve­way.

This video has gone viral on dif­fer­ent Web plat­forms, such as YouTube and WeChat, and gen­er­at­ed mil­lions of views and hot dis­cus­sion.

One top­ic is whether the own­er should have fought against the invaders in that dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion. Oth­er is an old debate — whether the US gov­ern­ment should put stricter mea­sures on gun own­er­ship.

Most of the com­ments praise her brav­ery. Gavin Smith, a You Tube user, said, “Well done! Brave lady! Peo­ple, stand up and use your con­sti­tu­tion­al rights to fight and pro­tect your­self.”

Joey Chen, a real estate man­ag­er in Los Ange­les, told the Glob­al Times that “Chen [the house own­er] has done what she should do to pro­tect her prop­er­ty, and I would do the same thing if I was in the same sit­u­a­tion.”

Joey , who had expe­ri­enced two bur­glar­ies in Sep­tem­ber, said, “You can­not image how slow the Amer­i­can police are, espe­cial­ly when it is a bur­glary report, so hav­ing a gun can at least over­awe the thieves.”

How­ev­er, con­sid­er­ing the dan­ger of the sit­u­a­tion, some peo­ple had oppo­site views.

I admire her action, but I might not have done that if I was her,” Joyce Zhang, who runs an edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tion in Chica­go, told the Glob­al Times.

Zhang said to avoid get­ting shot or killed her­self, she would have called the police.

Whether I would do the same thing or not, I believe it would be safer if there were less guns in soci­ety,” Joyce added.

Tak­ing the oppo­site view, YouTube user “ASP1RE Offi­cial” said, “Do you think she could have won against three men if she didn’t have her weapon?”

Gun cul­ture

Own­ing guns has been an Amer­i­ca tra­di­tion, which made the US the first and the only coun­try to con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly allow the pub­lic to own guns. Forty-four out of 50 states have clear pro­vi­sions to pro­tect people’s gun rights in their state con­sti­tu­tions.

Joey, an Amer­i­can cit­i­zen, said hav­ing a gun is very impor­tant for pro­tec­tion, “Not only from gang­sters, but also from wild ani­mals such as bears and wild dogs.”

How­ev­er, fre­quent gun vio­lence, such as the Orlan­do bar shoot­ing in July, has made the old debate fresh again.

Accord­ing reports, most Amer­i­cans like guns, espe­cial­ly men, but the need for more mea­sures on gun con­trol is also demand­ed by some peo­ple.

Accord­ing to Zhao Jian­qi, a gun-lov­ing Chi­nese inter­na­tion­al stu­dent study­ing in the Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois in Chica­go, the con­trol of guns in some states is not very ade­quate.

From Zhao’s expe­ri­ence in a gun range in the state of Wis­con­sin, to get a gun in a shoot­ing range is very easy, even for for­eign­ers such as inter­na­tion­al stu­dents and tourists.

It was kind of sur­pris­ing to me when I first get into a gun range in Wis­con­sin. They just checked my stu­dent ID with­out ask­ing for a shoot­ing license and any back­ground or pass­port check,” Zhao said.

Fur­ther­more, when I walked into the shoot­ing zone, I found that peo­ple can freely take the guns out of the range, which could be very dan­ger­ous if some­one was out of his mind,” adding that he felt very at risk, despite hav­ing fun.

Appeals for gun con­trol

If his cousin hasn’t died, Mor­ris Vic­tor, an actor based in Chica­go, “might be a gun lover,” but since his cousin’s sui­cide using a firearm, Vic­tor wants to keep away from guns.

Every time when I see a gun, my cousin’s image comes to mind. He suf­fered depres­sion. If he did not own a gun, he might be well, at least alive,” Vic­tor told the Glob­al Times through a video inter­view.

Smith com­ment­ed under the Chen video on YouTube, “If any­thing, greater gun con­trol would have made it hard­er or pre­vent­ed the three intrud­ers from obtain­ing guns rather than pro­hibit­ing the defend­er from obtain­ing one.”

Despite the dif­fer­ent views of whether the own­er should fight with the invaders or soci­ety needs more guns, all of the peo­ple inter­viewed for this arti­cle agreed that more gun con­trol is need­ed.

Despite my sup­port­ive opin­ion on hav­ing guns, ade­quate mea­sures on gun con­trol are nec­es­sary. It is like med­i­cine that could save you or kill you,” Joey Chen not­ed.

I absolute­ly sup­port gun con­trol, I under­stand the ben­e­fit of hav­ing a gun for safe­ty, but if every­body has a gun, it is already not safe,” Zhang con­clud­ed.

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