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Wrong victim. (Exercising the Right).

At about 9 p.m. on June 14th, a young woman approached William Joseph Hunt, 75, in the parking lot of an Albertson's grocery store in Gainesville, Florida. Implying that she had a firearm, she threatened to shoot Hunt unless he surrendered his car keys. Rather than comply, however, the elderly man reached into the glove compartment and grabbed a handgun of his own, for which he has a conceal-carry permit. The large woman rushed him and during a brief scuffle Hunt fired at least one shot. It missed, but some fragments reportedly struck his assailant in a leg, after which she fled into a nearby bookstore. When police arrived, they surrounded the store and arrested a 17-year-old juvenile. A police department spokesman told the Gainesville Sun that Hunt probably would not be charged with anything, since "according to all the information we have, everything sounds justified."
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Author:Lee, Robert W.
Publication:The New American
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 29, 2002
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