Man attacked for second time considers getting a concealed handgun permit
Now, after a second assault by gay bashers - one of whom he killed in self-defense - Dawson's thinking about getting a gun.
The 21-year-old was cleared yesterday of charges in the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boy who was among a group that attacked him near his East Mount Airy home on Oct. 29.
There was great relief at the Dawson home yesterday after the decision by a Municipal Court judge, but now the concern is his safety.
Last night, Dawson packed to leave home for fear of retaliation.
"I mean, seven guys jumped me, and one guy died," he said. "There's still six other people that want to hurt me.
"I fear for my safety, and that's why I'm moving away," he added. "I won't carry a knife on me anymore, but I am considering getting a gun permit." . . .