A band of merry crackheads has kindly volunteered to perform an experiment, re-examining the age old debate of Shotgun v. Rifle.
Phillipe Robinette, 27, of Aquebogue and two other men, one of whom was wielding a .22 caliber rifle, forced their way into the home just before 12:30 p.m. and shot a pit bull. The resident of the home, armed with a shotgun, confronted the trio and shot at Justin Benkov, 25, of Mastic and Fred Flock, 27, of Coram, officials said. Mr. Robinette had already fled the scene...
Mr. Flock was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Benkov was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was listed in critical condition.
For those keeping score at home, that's Shotgun - 2, Rifle - 0. Unless you count shooting the dog, for which I'll conced a half a point.
In this case of home defense, the shotgun succeeds with flying colors. Which isn't surprising since it's almost impossible to miss with a shotgun, making it ideal for civilian home defense against cracked up morons.