UPDATE: On Sunday evening, December 16th, the GunMemorial website quietly removed this perpetrator from their pages after receiving so much backlash from this article. Unfortunately, we have discovered thousands of other violent criminals who were killed in self defense on their site. We’ll be exposing some of the worst here soon.
On February 8, 2018 a young woman shot and killed her attacker during a public road rage incident. 23 year old Aubrey Bowlin, was riding her motorcycle along I-5 in Milton, Washington when an irate driver began to act recklessly.
According to witnesses, 60 year old Bruce Jones was distraught by the way Bowlin was driving her motorcycle. He boxed her into a location she could not drive away from. Jones exited his vehicle and physically attacked the young woman who was sitting on her bike. A fight followed, initiated by the much larger man. At one point, Bowlin head-butted Jones, who then drove Bowlin’s head into the jersey barrier before taking her to the ground. He hit her and shook her, she described, like a dog shaking a toy in its mouth. He violently tried to rip her helmet off and was choking her with the neck strap. She believed he was going to choke her to death. Bowlin shot Jones once in the chest when he attempted to climb on top of her. Jones died at the scene.
No charges were filed and Bowlin was exonerated by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, as this was a clear case of self defense. Bowlin was a permitted concealed pistol carrier. She called 911 after ending the attack with her fatal shot, and waited at the scene. She did everything right, although according to her, she still suffers from PTSD.
Seems like an open and shut case, right? Nope.
It’s been discovered that the website gunmemorial.org, which puts up photos of people whose lives have been “lost to gun violence,” is memorializing this perpetrator as a “gun violence victim”. In fact, 90 virtual candles have been lit for him at the time of this writing. This is a man who nearly pummeled a 23 year old woman to death on the side of the interstate for the public to see. And he is being held up as the victim by the anti-gun community.
It begs the question of how many other of these so-called “victims” are actually perpetrators. The anti-gun movement has adopted the term “homicide” when speaking of stats. But did you know homicide and murder are not the same? Homicide is all death except suicide – even justified deaths, such as those killed in self defense, as is the example here, as well as law enforcement related deaths. Murder is a malicious act with the intent to cause death (or serious harm resulting in death). Aubrey Bowlin could have been a murder victim, but she was not because instead she made Bruce Jones a homicide case. See how that works? With the ability to sway public opinion so easily by simply using a different word, it’s no wonder those who wish to to take away an individual’s right to self defense with a firearm would use the term homicide in their argument as it carries a much higher number. A number that portrays perpetrators as victims.
It doesn’t take much digging into this Gun Memorial website to find their connection to the Gun Violence Archive – the website behind the widely spread number of 307 “mass shootings” in 2018 – a story we completely debunked after doing some serious research. (By the way, that real number is 6, not 307). Gun Violence Archive also makes a habit out of holding up violent criminals as victims – simply by using the word homicide.
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