But when Brandon Meriweather does it he is a thug with character issues. Funny how that works. Funny how the media keeps saying "gun charge" when Meriweather has no gun charge. They fail to mention the Miami police stated Meriweather did not do anything criminal. They fail to mention that he was using his registered handgun to return fire / protect himself against a man who had just shot his roommate in a robbery attempt. At this point anyone who owns a legal handgun has a character issue. The Constitution of the United states says otherwise. Millions of people own handguns legally, millions. Lawyers, doctors, women and men. Funny how this kid is a thug because he used his registered handgun to protect himself and his roommate against a armed attacker. Something anyone on this board would do if they had to. Did I mention the kid was studying to be a cop. I love the bull**** these media clowns spit out. Totally unfair. Can meriweather do anything about these people slandering him and not stating the details/facts about this situation? I'm so sick of them saying "gun charge" and not telling the full story ( which totally debunks there agenda they are pushing) Like I said. If this was Joe Thomas out in Wisconsin returning fire against a assailant who just shot his roommate with his registered handgun, he would be hailed a hero. But the kid who is studying to be a cop in a city where a fellow teammate was shot in the back of the head for no reason cannot own a gun legally for protection without being a bad person?