Self-defense In Memphis

Seems like a lot of people think they have the right to feel safe, when they really have the right to defend themselves. Homeowner shoots suspected burglar, police say. Oh, and at least one of the 2 bad-guys might rethink his life of crime.

[A resident of the apartment targeted] said his roommate got his gun, which he says he has a permit for, and shot the man who was trying to break in.

“The police told me two people tried to rob us with guns and what not. They pulled up in two separate vehicles and one got shot literally sticking his arm inside the house,” he said.

He had broken a window and was reaching in to unlock the door.

The guy who got shot is in a local hospital in “extremely critical condition”.

The reporter makes a point of establishing that the apartment in question is not to far from The University of Memphis campus, as if that should put out a force field to repel crime. Or something.

Neighbors were going about how the apartment complex feels seems safe. But feelings, or appearances, are not reality. If you can read this, then I hate to break it to you, but you live in The Real World™ where crime can and often does happen. You may feel safe, you may not want to think about what could happen, but burying your head in the sand to the reality of your situation does not make you safe.