Neighbors Were Shocked

Because they always are. Homeowner shoots through front door at would-be intruders.

A resident told police at about one Thursday afternoon, he heard two men singing Christmas carols as they knocked on the door, then tried to kick it in.

The homeowner shot at the men, who took off — one possibly in an older model teal car.

As for the neighbors?

“Kinda scary considering there was a gunshot about 200 yards, if that, from where I’m standing,” Lance Turner says.

Neighbors like Turner in the Lincoln Village neighborhood on the city’s north side off Cook Road are concerned.

The didn’t realize that they lived in The Real World™ where crime can, and all too often, does happen. Oh, and people defend themselves. I’m sure Mr. Turner would have been happy if his neighbor had been injured or killed, as long as no firearms were involved. Or something.

Don’t Bring a Bottle to a Gunfight

And it seems that Michigan is still not a clone of New Jersey, either. Man shot after attacking gas station employee in Macomb Twp.

According to reports, the man walked into the gas station and had some sort of altercation with one of the two brothers who runs the gas station. At some point, the man struck the clerk over the head with a glass bottle.

The clerk responded by pulling out a handgun and shooting his attacker twice in the stomach.

The guy who got shot was taken to a local hospital. He was conscious, but no other word on his condition or prognosis was offered. The clerk who got hit with the bottle (actually one of 2 brothers who run the store) was checked for injuries as well. The investigation continues.

Self-defense is a human-right. In Michigan it can be your legal right as well.

Self-defense In Indiana

Or how would you react to someone forcing entry to your home? Police: Elkhart man shot during attempted home invasion in Cass County.

Police say the 35-year-old homeowner got into a fight with the Elkhart man after he forced his way into the home. The homeowner then shot the man, who drove and was later found at Elkhart General Hospital.

Investigation continues. DA is reviewing. But my guess is that the guy who got shot will be arrested once he is out of the hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Indiana it is mostly your legal right.

A Story of Self-defense That Makes Me Hate the Media

Even more than I already do. Which is a lot.

You can file this under, “So why do we care?” Slain attempted burglary suspect identified as former Cocoa High linebacker.

They make it sound like he graduated last year. He graduated from high school in 2011.

Wallace is a former Cocoa High School linebacker who was involved in the school’s 2009 Class 2A state championship

In the world of the news business, isn’t 2011, let alone 2009, ancient history?

And of course family and friends are shocked to discover that he might have been involved in anything nefarious.

Texans Are Still Armed, Robbers Are Still Getting Shot

Did he think he was in New Jersey? ‘Threat was quite active’: Armed man, 21, shot, killed by convenience store customer on far West Side, police say.

I think the headline says it all. He tried to rob a store, and a customer objected. With extreme prejudice.

As for the cops…

“In the state of Texas, you can carry a weapon, and you have the right to protect yourself and your property. And while these were customers, and not owners, they did feel that the threat was quite active, and they addressed it as such,” said Officer Alisia Pruneda, spokesperson for the San Antonio Police Department.

The would-be bad-guy died at the scene.

Floridians Are Almost As Heavily Armed As Texans

Florida is most definitely not New Jersey. Brevard County homeowner fatally shoots intruder, deputies say.

Officials said the homeowner told them a person in black and wearing a mask broke out a window at the back of the house in an attempt to get inside.

The homeowner said he fired a gun at the person climbing into his home, causing the burglar to fall back outside, deputies said.

Cops found the guy, dead, in the back yard. There may have been an accomplice, but if so he didn’t stick around.

Self-defense is a human-right.

With Friends Like This…

Oklahoma is also not New Jersey. Tulsa Police Say Fatal Shooting At Apartment Complex Was Self-Defense.

[Tulsa PD] said Alfred Guy, who was high on PCP, went over to a friend’s apartment to ask for a ride. When the friend said no, police said Guy attacked his friend.

The friend pulled a gun and shot Guy once. He died of his injuries the following day.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Oklahoma it is mostly your legal right.

Good Guy With a Gun, Stops Bad Guy With a Gun

That’s how they usually get stopped. Bread delivery driver stopped armed robbery at Hardee’s, sheriff says.

And Georgia is also not New Jersey.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect, identified as Damario Kentrell Parrish, jumped across the counter and pointed a weapon at an employee, demanding cash.

When Parrish began to leave, Chilton grabbed a gun from his truck and ran back in to help the woman, according to witnesses. He shot Parrish, but the suspect was able to run away.

He was shot 4 times, and police caught up with him a short time later. They arrested Parrish and took him to a local hospital.

[Clayton County Sheriff Victor] Hill said he was “so impressed with Chilton” for “defending those who could not defend themselves” that he made him an honorary deputy and inducted him into The Sheriff’s Posse Hall of Fame.

Law enforcement that understands reality. Hat tip to Wirecutter.

Self-defense In The People’s Republic of Chicago

Austin, in this case, is a neighborhood in Chicago. Man shoots would-be robber in Austin.

About 4:45 p.m., he was exiting a business in the 5200 block of West Chicago Avenue when he was approached by two men, one of whom pulled out a handgun and demanded his property, Chicago police said.

The man, who is a valid concealed carry license holder, pulled out his own handgun and fired shots toward the armed man, police said. The armed man then ran in an unknown direction.

A guy with two gunshot wounds showed up at a local hospital a little bit later. The investigation is ongoing.

Self-defense is a human-right, and even in Chicago, it may be your legal right. Hat tip to Second City Cop who says “Well done citizen.”

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought breaking into a home was a fine idea. He was wrong. Graham man shot during attempted break-in.

An investigation revealed that Tristan Antonio Chavez, 22, of Stockard Road, tried to gain access into the home by “beating and kicking the door,” officials said. The homewoner confronted Chavez, and a brief struggle occurred. After the homeowner was struck, Chavez was shot.

When he gets out of the hospital, he will be taken to the county jail. The investigation continues.

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

Masked Burglar Meets Armed Homeowner

Tis the season for burglary. Or something. Deputies: Limestone County man shoots, kills home intruder.

Deputies say a resident returned home from work to find his door open. He told investigators a masked man was inside when he walked in.

The intruder reportedly charged at the homeowner, who shot him in self-defense.

The homeowner is not being charged, though the police don’t have the final say. Self-defense is a human-right.

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 and The Right Way.)

A Vehicle is a Weapon, and You Can Defend Yourself

If attacked. Also, this guy is not the sharpest tool in the shed. (Did he think he was in New Jersey?) Homeowner holds criminal mischief suspect at bay until police arrive.

He starts ramming a vehicle in a driveway with his truck. Repeatedly. He causes “extensive” damage to the home. The homeowner objects and shoots out the tire of the truck.

The homeowner came out and shot the suspects tire to prevent further damage to the house and danger to his family.

Police say the suspect may have thought the people living at the home were involved in an incident from earlier in the day.

Facepalm X 2But it appears that this guy was “confused,” and attacking the wrong family. In the words of Bugs Bunny, “What a maroon!”

The homeowner held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The suspect was arrested on a felony charge of criminal mischief. Police say the homeowner was well within his rights.

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

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.

Texans Are Still Armed, Bad Guys Still Getting Shot

It isn’t New Jersey, after all. Suspect shot during west Houston gas station robbery.

He cooperated with the robber, until he saw an opportunity.

The clerk complied with the suspect and started cleaning out the register, at which point the suspect became distracted with a set of lottery tickets behind the counter, police said.

With the suspect’s attention away from him, the clerk pulled a pistol of his own and started shooting at the gunman.

The would-be bad-guy was taken to a local hospital.

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

“Just don’t put an AK-47 in my face.”

He thought that having an AK-47 meant that he was dangerous. Miami Man In Van Guns Down AK-47 Wielding Robber Because He Didn’t Want ‘To Go Out Like A Punk’.

A 60-Year-old Miami man said he was forced to shoot and kill a gunman who had broken in to his van early Monday morning in an attempt to rob him of his jewelry.

“The guy I killed last night, he put an AK-47 to my damn face,” said Donovan Stewart.

Really, go read the whole thing. I can’t quote it all, and I wish I could.

Self-defense is a human-right. (Hat tip to Say Uncle.)

“There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.”

― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

Self-defense is Legal in New Hampshire

Prosecutors hate that. Boscawen man found not guilty of felony charges after arguing self-defense.

A Boscawen man accused of firing a handgun at another man after an argument was found not guilty of attempted first-degree assault and two counts reckless conduct.

Derek Dussault, 35, who had been incarcerated for 4 ½ months while awaiting trial, was found not guilty on all three felony charges after a two-day jury trial last month.

Four and a half months… Probably long enough to lose a job, etc. “The process is the punishment.”

Floridians Are Heavily Armed

And home invaders are getting shot. Polk County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Deadly Shooting.

Ex-husband with a history of “anger management issues” tries to force his way into a home.

Investigators said the homeowner warned Ingram to leave or he would be shot. Judd said Ingram continued to force his way into the home and was shot five times by the homeowner. Ingram ran into the yard where he collapsed and succumbed to his injuries.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd usually has a quotable quote, but not so much in this case. He only notes that the Sheriff’s Department doesn’t make decisions about prosecutions. That is up to the DA and maybe a grand jury.

Self-defense is a human-right, and it Florida, it is you legal right.

A Rifle Used for Self-defense

The media isn’t saying what kind, but I know what rifle I would choose for self-defense. Home invasion suspect dead after being shot by homeowner; police looking for second suspect.

Two masked men with guns entered an apartment and ordered occupants in the living room to “get down.”

The renter of the apartment was in a bedroom, heard the commotion, exited the bedroom with a rifle and shot one of the suspects.

Police found the guy who got shot a short distance away. He was dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other guy is still on the run.

“Three men, one woman and three children were inside the apartment” when all of this took place. They are all safe, thanks to the right of self-defense. Which is a human-right.

Self-defense Is Legal in New Orleans

JusticeAnd the Prosecutors hate that. Jury acquits man who shot ex-boxer Fouad Zeton’s son, claimed self-defense.

All this over an argument over the closing time of a bar.

Prosecutors said Nero inflamed the situation by taking out the weapon and forfeited his legal claim to self-defense when he pointed it at his friend.

He only shot when the other guy made a “punching motion” in his direction. This was after the guy had backed up an entire block. As for the DA’s position on what causes you to give up your right to self-defense, the jury didn’t buy it. They came back in 4 hours with a verdict of “Not Guilty.”