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.

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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.