Wow this is a hard one to call since I feel for the animal and the man who saved the kid. In Washing D.C. a man who shot a pit bull who was mauling an 11 year old boy may be facing gun charges. The man witnessed three pit bulls biting the 11 year old who was on his bike when he decided to get his gun. The man then shot one of the dogs dead prompting a police officer to then shoot the other two dogs as they continued to maul the boy who was hospitalized for lacerations. The police confirmed that the man could be charged with violating guns laws because in D.C. it is illegal to fire a gun on the street even if you legally register the gun. A gun law expert who is also an attorney told the Post that making it stick is difficult because the attack was near the man’s property line.