The Left Really Hates Self-defense

They hate self-defense in general, and Stand Your Ground in particular. Deadly shooting of armed robber at gas station brings attention to NC Stand Your Ground law.

NBC Charlotte has learned both teenagers were arrested on the same day and the same charge last month. On Friday afternoon, Harris was scheduled to be back in court on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery and the other is dead.

The Left and the media (but I repeat myself) is bent out of shape because a concealed carry license holder intervened when these two would-be miscreants tried armed-robbery against a store clerk.

“The patron perceived an imminent deadly threat,” said CMPD Sergeant Brian Scharf, adding, “everyone has to make their own decision whether their life is in danger or not.”

Self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

And people say Concealed Carry can’t possibly work. ‘Hero’ customer, a licensed gun owner, shoots 2 robbery suspects at 7-Eleven: reports.

A customer at a 7-Eleven store in Virginia shot two suspects who were allegedly trying to rob the business early Thursday morning, police said, according to reports.

Other customers in the store called him a hero.

Police believe the same suspects may be linked to three other 7-Eleven robberies that occurred overnight, WTKR reported.

So legal concealed carry put a stop to a crime spree.

A third person, outside of the store, was arrested in connection with the crime.

Liberal Democrat From Chicago Encouraging Concealed Carry

Surely it is a sign of End Times. Or maybe not. Chicago Lawmaker Encouraging Concealed Carry.

Bullets from one of the many weekend shootings in the city were lodged in State Rep. La Shawn Ford’s (D-Chicago) car.

“I think about it all the time,” Ford said of the shootings that plague his community. “That’s why I’m working with a concealed carry instructor and we’re going to go through the neighborhood and we’re going to encourage people to get their concealed carry license because it makes no sense for people not to have the protections that they need.”

Hat tip to Dean at Gun Watch, who notes.

Illinois was dragged into recognizing the right to arms by federal courts. It was Otis McDonald, a Chicago resident, in the seminal McDonald v. City of Chicago, that incorporated the Second Amendment as applying against state and local governments, as well as the federal government. Otis McDonald was an black resident of Chicago.

When the law controlling Concealed Carry was passed in Illinois, after McDonald v. City of Chicago, State Rep Ford voted “Present.” So people can change their minds.

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Concealed carry is legal in Ohio. The bad guys apparently haven’t gotten that memo. Teen was shot by the victim he was robbing. Now his partner has been charged with murder.

Around 5 a.m. Saturday, investigators say two 15-year-old boys tried to rob an unidentified victim in the 3600 block of Reading Road.

The victim fired at the teens, striking 15-year-old Jordan Lara. He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

The actual shooter, the victim of the robbery, is not facing any charges. However, the surviving teen is.

The lawyers call it all kinds of things, but those of us who aren’t lawyers usually call it Felony Murder. (Whatever you call it, the Left HATES it.) If you are committing a crime, you are responsible for all of the bad things that can result from that crime. And trying to rob someone can result in a self-defense shooting. Holding people responsible for the foreseeable outcomes of their actions? I know, it is such a 20th Century concept.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense in The People’s Republic of Chicago

I know this is late. I probably need to update my news feeds. Concealed carry holder kills man with gun.

A concealed-carry holder shot and killed someone who approached him with a gun May 27 in Little Village on the Southwest Side.

He shot the guy in the head, and it took him 3 days to die.

Self-defense is a human-right, and even in Chicago, it might be your legal right. (Though when this article was published, the investigation was still underway.)

Even in The People’s Republic of Chicago, Self-defense Works

Don’t expect the Gun-hating Left to admit that. Concealed carry holder shoots back, wounds 2 gunmen in Chicago.

Two guys walk up to a car and start shooting. They hit an innocent bystander first.

The license holder was seated in a vehicle about 2:15 p.m. when at least two men came up and started shooting, Chicago police said.

The gunfire hit a 22-year-old man standing outside the man’s car in the 6200 block of South Justine, police said. The concealed carry holder stepped out of the vehicle, took out his own weapon and shot two men.

Hat tip to Second City Cop, who says…

these CCL people ought to be getting Special Junior Police Badges and a coupon for ammo and range hours:

A Victory for Gun Owners in the PA Supreme Court

JusticePeople are calling this “major,” but however you slice it, it is a win. MONUMENTAL Decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding whether the Open or Conceal Carrying of a Firearm is Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime.

Cops can no longer stop someone just because they are open carrying or concealing a weapon. Both activities are legal, and absent some other specific reason to believe a law is being broken, they can’t harass people.

The Court then went on to agree with the primary argument that I made in the Amicus Brief that just as the police cannot stop an individual who is driving to see if he/she is licensed, police cannot stop an individual with a firearm (without more) to see if he/she is licensed to carry.

That’s my favorite bit of the argument, because it is the most common-sense.

So, one step forward in Pennsylvania. Hat tip to PA Gun Blog, and From the Barrel of a Gun.

Self-defense Is Legal in Ohio

JusticeAnd concealed carry works. Gunman cleared in fatal Canton gas station shooting.

Attorney Jeff Jakmides said his client acted in self-defense when he was attacked and punched by a man in the BP parking lot on Tuscarawas Street W near the Interstate 77 exit ramp. The man killed also wielded a knife that was later found at the scene by police, Jakmides said.

“He was in lawful possession of his sidearm,” Jakmides said of his client. “He has a concealed carry permit.”

Jay H. Schweitzer, 31, of Canton, died following the shooting on Oct. 6.

There were recently changes in Ohio law to dial back the often over-zealous prosecutors – who hate self-defense.

Texas Passes Carry Bill In the Event of a Disaster

The Left is not pleased. Texas Passes Bill to Let People Open Carry Firearms in the Wake of Natural Disasters.

hen society’s infrastructure has broken down, there’s nothing like a firearm to make sure people stay in line. An armed society is a polite society and all that good stuff.

The Left (and the Progressive Right) are not happy of course.

“We have someone (armed with a hand gun) in every building”

In deep blue Washington? WA school district arms staff to deter campus shootings.

“We have someone (armed with a hand gun) in every building”, says Toppenish School District Superintendent, John Cerna. “In some buildings we have multiple people…and nobody knows who they are except me.”

In the event of a school shooter, the first thing you do is call for people with guns to come to the campus. This short-circuits a lot of wait time.

Concealed Carry, Self-defense in Philadelphia

Even in a deep blue city like Philadelphia, self-defense works. Police: Man with gun permit shoots attacker in West Philly.

A guy was behaving ‘erratically,’ and appeared to be under the influence.

Witnesses said the older man, who was a local resident and appeared to be under the influence, was punching cars and people, and at one point used a rock to shatter the rear window of a Mitsubishi SUV, Small said.

At that point he was confronted by the younger man and allegedly responded by punching him in the face, Small said. The younger man responded by shooting him in the leg.

Cops were on the way, and witnessed the shooting. The CCW permit holder is cooperating with the cops.

Self-defense is a human-right. (Hat tip to The Daily Caller.)

Armed Homeowner Interrupts Burglary

Cops scooped up 2 of three people. Deputies release name of suspect they are searching for in Seminole County burglary.

A homeowner came home to find 2 people inside his home. At least one of them was armed, and the homeowner (Florida) was also armed.

According to deputies, a person returned to their home on Virginia Avenue in unincorporated Altamonte Springs at 1:15 p.m. to find two people in the home.

Deputies said one of those people was armed and the homeowner shot at the suspects. No one was injured.

Two people were arrested when they abandoned their car a short distance away, (one of them may have been released – the other story I read on this incident wasn’t very clear) and they released the name – and there’s a photo at the link above – of the person they are searching for.

Investigators are still looking for Daquon Atkins.

Deputies said he is considered armed and dangerous.

So it’s a good thing the homeowner had a concealed carry permit. Since no one got shot, this will likely fall through all the statistical counts on self-defense.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Oh, and self-defense is legal in Florida. Largo Police: Good Samaritan Acted in Self Defense When He Shot Man.

He was down in the road, and people thought he had been hit by a car. They called for help and urged him to wait for that help.

Police said Girardin turned toward both men who were following him, produced a box cutter, and charged at them in a threatening manner. The witness, who was standing next to the Good Samaritan, said he was in fear for his life. The Good Samaritan fired one round from his weapon, striking Giradin in the upper left leg. The Good Samaritan then applied a belt on Giradin’s leg to act as a tourniquet. Largo Fire Rescue arrived about that time.

The guy who got shot is in the hospital. Police are investigating charges of aggravated assault against this guy with the DA’s office. They have said the Good Samaritan acted in self-defense. Which is a human-right. And in Florida, it is your legal right.

Good Guy With a Gun Stops Kidnapping

This is the kind of thing the gun-hating-Left says never happens. (Never say never.) Witness pulls out gun, stops suspect from kidnapping 11-year-old girl, police say.

According to Sgt. Tommy Thompson with Phoenix police, the suspect approached the girl from behind, grabbed her arm and pulled it behind her back and put his arm over her face while she was walking to school near 19th Avenue and Bell Road on April 3.

When the suspect started talking to the girl, a witness knocked him down and told him to leave the girl alone.

The Good Samaritan only ran the creep off and didn’t try to hold him for police. (Hat tip to MaddMedic.)

Cops Thank CCW License-holder, Call Him “Hero”

While this remains a tragedy, since the guy killed his wife, the witness stopped him from hurting anyone else, or getting away. Witness ‘eliminated a threat’ by shooting man who killed his wife at Tenn. dentist office.

A man shot and killed his wife at a dentist office, but a citizen with a concealed carry permit shot the suspect, which authorities said likely prevented anyone else from being hurt.

The county sheriff had the nice things to say. Click thru.

I’m sure the guy shot his wife because he thought he loved her. Or something. The guy who got shot was taken to hospital.</p

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense Is Still Legal in North Carolina

Two guys (father and son) approached him, and one of them was armed. They probably thought a guy driving a Subaru wasn’t likely to be armed. No charges in fatal road rage case.

No charges will be filed as a result of an Aug. 5, 2018, road rage incident in eastern Wilkes County that left a man dead and his son severely injured, according to a statement sent by District Attorney Tom Horner’s office and identified as being jointly made by Horner and Wilkes Sheriff Chris Shew.

The statement said, “Not only would it be impossible for a jury to determine beyond a reasonable doubt that either surviving individual to this tragedy was guilty of a crime, but that an initial indictment would be impossible to be obtained from a grand jury based upon a lesser burden of proof being that of probable cause.”

The events that lead up to this, make the entire incident pointless, but the dead guy and his son – in the eyes of the law – put this guy in a position where he feared for his life, and so he was legally able to defend himself. (And because he had a concealed carry license, he was actually able to defend himself.)

Concealed Carry and Self-defense In The People’s Republic of Chicago

The media coverage is even a bit positive. Woman With Concealed Carry License Who Shot Robber Called A ‘Hero’.

Residents are praising the 25 year-old woman, with a concealed carry license, who shot and killed a man who was trying to rob her at a bus stop.

She shot him in the neck, but then he grabbed her gun and ran off. Cops found him a short distance away. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Don’t expect this to change the minds of any of the Chicago gun-haters.

But self-defense is a human-right, and Chicago may even be recognizing it as a legal right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

(HeyJackass! shows 4 fatal and 14 non-fatal self-defense shootings in 2018 in Chicago, though the stats are not limited it to cases only involving a firearm.)

Self-defense In the People’s Republic of Chicago

Yet another failure of the Victim-selection Process. Police: Man shoots robbery suspects in Logan Square.

two male suspects with handguns got out of a silver Nissan and told the man they were robbing him, police said. The man, who is a concealed carry license and firearm owner’s identification card holder, shot both suspects, police said.

Instant Karma.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

“The robbery did not go as planned.”

I could start this the same as the previous post – “Two men walk into a bar convenience store.” Held at gunpoint in Christmas Day robbery, customer pulled his own weapon, NC cops say.

While the would-be robbers held the people in the store at gunpoint, “one of the patrons was armed and shot at the two robbers,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a press release.

The Sheriff’s Office thinks both miscreants were injured, and the have arrested one. They are looking for 2 more (2nd guy in the store plus a driver.)

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense Is Legal In Michigan

JusticeYou can also file this under “Defending yourself from someone you know.” Taylor woman will not face charges in fatal gas station shooting.

Two women pull into the parking lot of a gas station in separate vehicles. A fight starts. One is a Concealed Carry Licensee.

“After a thorough review of the facts and evidence the warrant has been denied because there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the shooter committed a crime, and that she was not acting lawful self-defense,” a release from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office read.

Self-defense is a human-right.