She Refused To Be a Victim

Don’t expect much coverage of this event by feminists or the national media, since it doesn’t support the narrative. She wasn’t a victim. A gun probably saved her life.

The “How dare you live without me!” attitude fails again. Woman shoots, kills ex-boyfriend with shotgun after he breaks into home, report states.

She broke up with him. She changed the locks. He broke in.

The woman told officers she hid in the bathroom when he broke into her home and shot him with a shotgun when he entered.

Ouch.

This is Texas, so she is not facing charges at this time. (Cops don’t make that decision, but…)

And the guy who got shot had no pulse when cops got to him. Shotgun to the stomach will do that. He was rushed to the hospital where he eventually died.

Self-defense is a human right.

There is a bit of a legend about a Colt firearm engraved as follows:

“Be not afraid of any man;
No matter what his size;
When danger threatens, call on me—
And I will equalize!”

That principle certainly seemed to apply Wednesday evening.

The “How Dare You Live Without Me” Attitude Doesn’t Work Out

crime scene tapeIt never does. Lexington Police investigating homicide on Alice Drive

Police report a homeowner said a man broke into her home and began shooting. Police say another person fired back and shot the intruder.

Police say they entered the home and found 24-year-old Jaymes Michael Miller dead.

Investigators say the homeowner and Miller had been in a dating relationship.

It doesn’t say, but my guess is, “Ex-boyfriend, meets armed current-boyfriend.” Or something to that effect.

Charges are not expected to be leveled against the shooter. The dead guy had a warrant out for domestic violence.

Guys, just accept the fact that “It is over” and move on. Nothing else makes sense.

Relatives Can Be a Danger to Your Safety

The Left loves to warn you that if you own a gun, you might shoot someone you know. But then most of the threats in your life will come from someone you know. 76-year-old Florida woman shoots daughter in self-defense, deputies say.

“Edwards resumed hitting her, and her mother warned her if she hit her again, she’d shoot. Edwards hit her again, and her mother shot her in the leg,” deputies said.

According to the news release, Edwards was being treated for a non-life-threatening injury and will be taken to jail when she’s released from the hospital.

Every case of domestic violence, like this one, is a result of someone the victim knew acting violently. It’s a good thing the mother was able to defend herself.

This Looks Like a Straight-forward Case of Self-defense

My guess is that they arrested this guy because he works for Customs and Border Protection, and so he must be guilty of something. LPD: Self-defense claimed by suspect in fatal shooting of Laredo firefighter.

The dead guy was the husband of the woman whose apartment he broke into. They were separated. He was apparently incensed because the CBP officer was with her. He sent her threatening text messages. He threatened to break in the door to the apartment. He attacked the CBP officer and knocked him to the floor before he was shot.

But because a Customs and Border Protection officer must be guilty of something, they arrested this guy on a murder charge. In Texas.

Politics over facts?

Wouldn’t Think Self-defense is an Issue in Texas

But when women defend themselves from abusive men, District Attorneys don’t like that. Even in Texas, apparently. Murder charge dismissed in Robert Lee shooting.

A Coke County woman has been cleared of a 2018 murder charge in the shooting death of her husband.

The court determined her claim of self-defense couldn’t be disproved by the prosecution, according to court records.

She was attacked 3 times in one day. She broke away the third time, and got a firearm, and defended herself. But apparently the DA thought she fired too many times, or something.

During the third “assaultive episode” of the evening, she broke free from his grip, fled to the bedroom and retrieved a firearm. He approached her in a threatening manner and she started shooting, according to the state’s motion.

A witness who entered the kitchen after the shooting verified that Jasmine Moreno was in a cornered position, according to the state’s motion.

And apparently the fact that she used a single action revolver, and had to “cock the hammer for each shot” was also an issue in the DA’s eyes. Oh, there was a grand jury, but the DA runs those. (So semiautomatic pistols are a problem, and now single action revolvers are a problem?)

And the media, even in Texas, is completely opposed to self-defense. At least this source seems to be.

In the meantime, at least for now, self-defense is a human-right. And it may be your legal-right in Texas.

“She went to the police, but they did not take it seriously.”

Sadly that is the epitaph of too many stalking victims. R.I.P., ‘Sexual Intellectual’.

Relying on “The System” to protect you is a fool’s choice. The courts have said over and over that cops have no duty to protect you, not even if you have a restraining order. She didn’t have an active order against this guy.

And this is California, so the idea of a stalking victim having a concealed carry license and a firearm is just nuts. The Left would rather see dead women, than live women standing over dead stalkers.

The Other McCain can’t muster much sympathy for this woman, and people do have to accept the consequences of their decisions. But the guy who is responsible is the one with the real problem. He hadn’t dated this woman in years, but he couldn’t move on.

The guy was also in the clutches of Trump Derangement Syndrome, as well as other things. He couldn’t stop looking back.

Always act like a winner, even when you lose. If you really want revenge against the girl who dumped you, the thing to do is to carry on with your life as if you’ve suffered no pain at all. If she’s done you wrong, there are other women in the world who’ll do you right. Or such would be my advice, if any heartbroken young guy sought my advice. [SNIP]

Here’s some advice for you ladies: Don’t date guys who show clear symptoms of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Not that I’m a Ph.D. therapist or a relationship expert or anything, but like I keep saying, Crazy People Are Dangerous.

Concealed Carry Stops Ambush

crime scene tapeThis incident happened a few days back, but there were almost no details provided. ‘It was instinct’; Homeowners speak following double fatal shooting in Greene County.

A couple coming home from grocery shopping stop at the street/gate to get an Amazon package and the US mail. They are ambushed by the ex-wife, and the ex-wife’s new husband. (Not in that order.) Two gunfights – in sequence break out.

“All of a sudden, hell began,” he said. “All I really remember was a 6’4”-6’5” man that was probably 230 pounds with a full camo mask and hoodie ran to my wife’s driver’s side with a gun and held it about ten inches from her head.”

He drew his legally-carried weapon and they traded gunfire. Then the ex-wife drives up and gets in on the action.

Around the same time, Lindsey’s ex-wife, 59-year-old Cheryl Sanders, pulled up to the scene and started toward Molly, threatening to kill her. More gunfire ensued, and Cheryl was killed.

There was a history of animosity. Several attempts at blackmail, and 5 years ago the husband, Lindsey Duncan, reached out to police saying he had reason to believe that his ex-wife had tried to hire a hit-man.

The investigation is ongoing, but it is going to be hard for a prosecutor to say that he did something wrong.

Self-defense is a Human Right. Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

Because Keeping Violent Offenders in Prison is Unfair

I thought that the point of the Criminal Justice System was supposed to be the protection of Society. It is starting to look like a jobs program for lawyers. Ex-boyfriend out on bond for shooting woman 6 times returned to home and killed her, prosecutors say. Hammond mayor says justice system failed her..

In November he shot her 6 times and was arrested for attempted murder. Later in November he was released on bail.

Last Thursday, he came back and shot her 5 times, killing her.

How’s that bail reform working out? How long before you blame the gun? No blame for the criminal? No blame for the judge? If it was anyone but a .gov bureaucrat making these awful decisions you could charge them with depraved indifference. This outcome was completely predictable, and so “The System” has to have some responsibility. There will be no accountability. (They work for the government.)

On Facebook, [Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.] on Friday criticized Goforth’s release in the November case, saying the justice system “failed” Williams. Lake Superior Magistrate Natalie Bokota, assigned to the case, approved a request on Dec. 11, allowing him to continue living in Missouri, records show.

And this judge doesn’t appear to have a good record vis a vie recidivism.

In an unrelated case, Bokota accepted a plea agreement in 2018 for James McGhee, charged with beating his pregnant girlfriend, killing two of four fetuses. He later kidnapped her for about a month, records allege. He received three years probation.

McGhee was later charged with killing another girlfriend.

I understand no wanting to keep people in jail ahead of a trial just because they are poor. But violent criminals being free is not a good thing.

The “How Dare You Live Without Me” Attitude Didn’t Work for Him

He ended up being shot. RCSD: Man went to Irmo home threatening to shoot ex-girlfriend and her family, shot by homeowner.

Joseph James Harkless, the suspect, went through a break up with his girlfriend earlier in the day Saturday. He then threatened to shoot her and her family, deputies said

Officials say Harkless went to the home of one of his ex’s family members and shot a glass patio door at the back of the house. But as he went inside, the homeowner shot him, deputies said.

He then stole a car, drove to a local business and asked them to call 911. After he was done at the hospital, cops took him to the county lockup.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

People You Know Can Be a Threat

The gun-hating Left often goes on about how a gun you own will be used to shoot someone you know, as if to say that someone you know could never be a threat. Texas stepfather shoots stepson in possible act of self-defense, police say.

But people you know can be threats. (Look up the definition of “domestic violence” sometime.)

Police believe the shooting may have been an act of self-defense.

An elderly couple lives at the home with their stepson.

Family members told police that the 38-year-old stepson may have been violent with them in the past.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Michigan Is Also Not New Jersey

And self-defense works. Police: Intruder shot and killed by Grand Rapids homeowner.

So this guy decided to break into a home at a little after 2:00 Wednesday morning.

A man went into a home and was confronted by the homeowner. Police say a fight broke out between the two men, which lead to the shooting.

The homeowner shot the intruder in the chest — he died on the scene.

Police are being a bit cagey, but it sounds like an ex-boyfriend/ex-husband breaking into the home were his ex now lives. The “How dare you live without me!” attitude never works out in the long run.

Self-defense Is Legal in Philadelphia

JusticeAnd the prosecutors hate that. A Philly woman killed the boyfriend who’d threatened to put her ‘in the grave.’ A jury found her not guilty.

“You touch any of my s—,” he wrote, according to text messages read in court, “I guarantee your daughter will be missing two parents, because I’m going to jail and I’m going to put you in the grave.”

An hour later, Roye was dead. Ramseure had shot him five times, then called 911.

And on Thursday, a jury acquitted her on all charges.

The defense attorney gets the last word.

Coard, who in his closing arguments refused to identify Roye as a victim, called the prosecution “an outrage and an injustice,” and a waste of public resources. “Here’s a woman who had the [expletive] beaten out of her, she had a [Protection from Abuse Order], the guy comes into her house and she shoots him with his own gun. Why are we here? If that’s not the Castle Doctrine, what is?”

The Media Admits That a Court Order Isn’t a Magic Spell

They still miss a lot. Restraining orders ‘just a piece of paper’ without a plan, advocates say. Still, they told the truth, even if it was by accident.

A sad story of a woman and her children killed by her estranged husband after she spent a day getting a restraining order.

The day before she was murdered, Rosario spent hours at a San Diego courthouse getting a restraining order against her spouse, Jose Valdivia. She’d threatened to get one before, Rosario wrote in court documents, but Valdivia told her it wouldn’t do her any good.

And it didn’t.

The article quotes people in the victim-support-industry about the need for plans.

Advocates say plans are tailor-made for each individual, but some common components include: putting together a list of emergency contacts, making copies of important documents and giving them to someone you trust, creating new habits — like shopping at a different grocery store — that aren’t familiar to an abuser, changing wireless and cellphone passwords and limiting location sharing on social media.

Self-defense? Pepper spray? A firearm? Anything? Of course not. The victim-support-industry is not interested in getting abused spouses to refuse to be victims. They have shelters to fill, and lawyers to pay. Giving important documents to a friend or relative will not keep you safe. Having a list of contacts will not keep you safe, unless you write it on the inside of a bullet-proof vest. And then you wear the vest.

As for “shopping in a different grocery store” that misses the biggest issues. To and from work. Picking up and dropping off kids at school and daycare. Attending religious services. All of these activities involve being in a known location on a set schedule, and all of those places are “gun free zones” so the potential victim is disarmed. For whose safety? “You don’t need a gun in church!” is a statement I have heard made by folks on the Left. They don’t have a violent stalker. And they aren’t religious anyway…

Then again, this was California, so she couldn’t purchase a weapon if she tried. Or she could, but she would have been dead before the waiting period was up.

A gun may not have saved this woman. “There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.” But the system did nothing for her, and even if it worked perfectly, was probably never going to save her from this guy. That isn’t what cops do. They are not your personal bodyguards, unless you are an elected representative of the people. Cops show up after bad things have happened and try to figure who did what. In the few seconds to minutes when bad things are happening, or about to happen, you are on your own. You should plan accordingly.

Use The Weapon You Have At Hand

And if that happens to be a bearded battleaxe, well then… Victim uses battle axe to fend off home invader.

He was mad that his former girlfriend was dating a “nerd” who played video games. Or something. Except it isn’t just about video games.

The suspect knocked on the door repeatedly, then kicked it in, while Ball was in his apartment playing video games and watching Rick and Morty.

Ball said he had reason to believe the suspect had a firearm.

“(The) door opened, (I) grabbed the axe, (then) step, step, hit.”

The video goes on, and on, but it does include a nice picture of the axe.

The suspect spent a night in a local hospital with “substantial wounds” before being taken to the county lockup.

Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Jim VanDyken said avoiding confrontation with a robber is usually the best course, but he says people have a right to defend themselves, especially in their own home.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (Hat tip to hellinahandbasket.net and The Right Way.)

Self-defense in Washington State

Washington hasn’t quite turned into New Jersey. Armed intruder killed after breaking into McCleary home.

The suspect was confronted by the reporting party and a struggle ensued. A 36-year-old female who was also present retrieved a firearm and shot the suspect, killing him. The suspect had a protection order prohibiting him from contacting the female who shot the suspect, said [Undersheriff Brad] Johansson.

So in the end, the order of protection did no protecting, and a firearm was required to keep the good people safe from the bad person.

The investigation continues, but police are calling it self-defense.

A Restraining Order Is Just a Piece of Paper

“The System” is all about hearings and rulings, and not about safety. In wake of murder-suicide, R.I. Family Court proposes added screening for restraining orders.

A District Court judge found her husband, Oscar Hudson, guilty of violating a restraining order against her and issued another.

But Hudson appealed his conviction, then killed Bogran and himself a month later.

Maybe we should pass a law making it illegal for someone subject to a domestic-violence restraining order to possess a firearm. Oh, wait a minute…

As for safety?

“Everything worked the way it was supposed to,” [Family Court Chief Judge Michael B.] Forte concluded, “but it was still a disastrous result.”

I would say that if you have a dead person on your hands, you should stay away from phrases like “Everything worked the way it was supposed to.” But then I’m not a lawyer, and I’m not worried about bureaucratic procedures and ass-covering.

They are going to look into offering “services” to both parties in future disagreements. Those won’t include a Glock, a case of ammo, and all the instruction the abused spouses want or need on how to defend themselves. That wouldn’t be civilized, or something.

Some People Have Difficulty With the “Ex” Part of Ex-boyfriend

The “How dare you live without me!” attitude never works out in the long run. Police: ‘Domestic situation’ leads to man’s deadly shooting in east side home.

Friends and witnesses who live in the home say an ex-boyfriend broke into the house and tried to kill his ex-girlfriend. That’s when the intruder was shot and killed.

Police would only confirm the case appears to involve a domestic relationship.

The investigation continues, but self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

A Restraining Order Is Just a Piece of Paper – UK Edition

But in the UK she has no chance of defending herself. Thug Denver Harris who beat girlfriend black and blue on the run after ‘cutting police tag off’.

He beat her. He kept her locked up in her in her own house for 2 days. He violated a restraining order. He was sent to jail but he was out on “license” (that’s British for “parole” I’m guessing). He was given an ankle monitor, which he cut off. Cops have been looking for him for over a month.

When he first went on the run at the end of September, a spokesman for the MoJ said: “We are working closely with West Midlands Police to find Harris who faces going back to prison once caught.”

It said his victim, Leanne Barrett, had been notified and officers are working with her to keep her safe.

I would say the best thing they could do would be to give her a 9mm, a case of FMJs, 2 boxes of hollow-points, some instruction and all the range time she wants, but that will never happen in the UK, where they are too “civilized” (read that as domesticated) to allow self-defense, and certainly not armed self-defense. Maybe they can put up a sign that reads, “No domestic violence allowed on these premises.” That is sure to work, at least as well as can be expected.

And if he kills her this time? Well, the powers-that-be in the UK will just wring their hands and say they did all they could do. Aside from empowering her to defend herself, that is.

Truly a defenseless victim, in a defenseless-victim zone.

A Defenseless Victim in a Defenseless Victim Zone

She is disarmed for her own protection. Domestic violence victim begs police to do more to help her as she releases terrifying footage of her violent ex head-butting her friends’ car window in an angry confrontation.

The cops in the UK have plenty of time to investigate hate crimes, and verbal slights, but actual violence? Well, they’re disarmed too, for the most part.

Ms Carter claims Smith has repeatedly breached a restraining order but says police advised her to move house, change her car and park it down the driveway

Sounds like that restraining order is really useful. About as useful as the cops.

Ms Carter said: ‘After that he received a community order and a restraining order that banned him from coming from within 50 metres of me. For a few months that worked, until he started just completely ignoring it.

It’s just a piece of paper after all.

So she can’t defend herself. That’s completely illegal in the UK. And the cops won’t do anything useful.

Restraining Orders Are Useless – UK Edition

And in the UK she is disarmed for her own protection. Or something. Man jailed after ripping girlfriend’s tooth out in horrifying attack.

Kurt Wright, 33, squeezed the tooth so hard that it broke off and the mum-of-three had to cough it back up after “half-swallowing it”

A restraining order was in place when he attacked her.

And the citizens of the UK are so completely disarmed that now they are talking about outlawing “pointy knives.” Because why should you ever need a weapon? He didn’t need one. In that place where Great Britain used to be…