I saw an article in the Gwinnett News today. I didn't cut it out or make notes from it, so I'm lacking details, but here's the gist of it: Man is walking in front of his own house at 7 a.m. in a residential neighborhood. Nearby there is a house with pit bulldogs that run in a pack around the neighborhood, but apparently none of them have ever attacked a person before. This day, the dogs attack the man. He goes down (and he's a big guy, not a skinny little weakling). The dogs are just about ready to finish him off when his neighbor comes out with a big stick and joins the fight. He breaks the stick over one of the dogs' heads, but they don't stop the attack. The dogs are still trying to kill the victim, but they are not as susccessful now that a 2nd man has joined the fight. Then a third man shows up. It's the adult son of the second man. He has a different kind of stick with him--- one with a skinny .410 barrel on one end and a wooden stock on the other. He uses that stick to clobber one of the dogs with a load of birdshot, mortally wounding that creature. The other two dogs immediately retreat. They are later captured, and scheduled for lethal injection sometime today or tomorrow. The article mentioned that no criminal charges are expected to be brought against the young man with the shotgun. WELL NO SH!% !!! I think both the older guy and his son ought to get some kind of award from the city or county-- and a gift certificate from a sporting goods store where he can buy another box of .410 shells. P.S. The article described the weapon as a .410 bore shotgun. Not .410 gauge, which is the more common but inaccurate term. So the author either knew something about guns or copied the data from someone who did.