Sunday night, March 10, an 81-year-old man was on his way home in Ocala, Florida, about 40 miles south of Gainesville, when he noticed there was a car following him. The Miami Herald reports that the elderly man, James Stevens , pulled into a nearby field instead of going home. At which point, 28-year-old Lonnie Lorenza Hollingsworth Jr., got out of his car, approached him and demanded “everything you got.”
Although it’s probably not what Hollingsworth had in mind, what Stevens did have was a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, with which he used to shoot Hollingsworth. According to the police report, four shots were fired, one hitting Hollingsworth in the abdomen.
A nearby resident, who apparently saw the entire incident unfold from the point they pulled over, called 911. When authorities arrived on the scene, they resuscitated Hollingsworth. He was then transported to a local hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.
Hollingsworth apparently has had several dealings with police in the past, including a conviction for carrying a concealed firearm without a license, in addition to the firearm having altered serial numbers. He also had a charge, which was eventually dropped, for wearing a bulletproof vest during an attempt to commit a crime.
With NBC’s weeklong series “investigating” “gun violence” in America, which exploits deaths that occurred over a weekend in January in an attempt to gain acceptance for gun control, the Little Rock Gun Rights Examiner has started its own series in an effort to help show that guns not only take lives, they very often save them. The series will highlight 30 days of guns saving lives. This is story number 28.
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