Maybe They Don’t Have Armed Self-defense in New Zealand

So how should a woman at home with 2 teenage daughters react to a man bent on breaking into her home? Without a gun that is… New Zealand man shot, arrested after attempting to break-in Goochland home

When she realized he was trying to break in, she told him she was calling the police and that she was armed with a handgun.

Skinner broke through the glass on the door and reached through to unlatch it. The woman with the handgun, unidentified by police, warned Skinner repeatedly before shooting him twice.

Cops found him in a neighbor’s front yard. He was taken to a local hospital. Turns out the guy is from New Zealand. (Queue the shocked diplomatic core in three, two, …) Not only is he from New Zealand, but he only arrived 2 days ago. Charges against this guy are pending.

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

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Update on the Walmart Shooting on Sunday

The guy who shot the Walmart gunman breaks his silence. ‘I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead. He has been cleared of all wrongdoing.

“I carry a firearm for the same reason I carry a first aid bag, hoping never to have to use them but always being prepared nonetheless,” George, 47, said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

[snip]

“I acted on Sunday to protect my family and others from the gunman and his display of obvious deadly intent,” George said. “This is in accordance with both my training as an emergency responder and calling as a pastor, husband, father, and grandfather.”

Expect the media to play up the “First Responder” role, but his is a paramedic, not a cop.

This is the story that the media really doesn’t want to talk about. A bad guy with a gun, stopped by a good guy with a gun. In this case a really good guy. Details of the incident are at the link above, or my post from Tuesday.

He Ignored a Warning From an Armed Homeowner

I guess he thought it was a bluff. Suspected intruder shot at North Little Rock home, police say.

So a guy is at home with his girlfriend, and they are watching a movie, when someone starts trying to kick in his front door.

The North Little Rock man grabbed his handgun and told the intruder, “Stop kicking the door. I’ve got a gun,” but the kicking continued until the door was forced open, according to a report from the Police Department.

The report states the homeowner fired two shots from the kitchen as the intruder [snip] entered the living room.

The would-be bad-guy was shot in the torso. He stumbled out the door, and collapsed. Cops took him to a local hospital.

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

Armed Self-defense Stops Arson

So how would you react to a stranger pouring gasoline all over your living room? Police: Homeowner shoots home invader in Schuylkill County

State police said around 6 p.m. Sunday, the suspect took a gas can from the garage and went inside the home in North Manheim Township, near Pottsville.

The man started pouring gasoline on the floor inside, and the homeowner, who was inside doing work, tried to push the suspect out of the home and a struggle ensued.

The homeowner’s daughter got him his gun and called 911. That still didn’t deter the would-be arsonist, so he got shot in his left arm and abdomen. (One shot). The Bad Guy – who has not been identified – is facing charges of arson, burglary and assault.

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

An Epic Failure of the Victim Selection Process

His night didn’t turn out the way he planned. Chaotic 911 call details moment Oklahoma couple shoots intruder in the chest

So the couple who owns the home wake up at 3:30 AM to the sound of an intruder rummaging through their house. The woman loads her pistol and gives it to her “military trained” husband. (She had been practicing since a previous home invasion.) She then calls 911.

They said they told him to lay down but he refused. The woman called police and, on the 911 call, both can be heard ordering him to lay down.

Allery allegedly continued walking away from them, refusing to lay down, until he walked up the steps leading out of the sun room. There, he reached a door he couldn’t open while, below him, the couple continued to yell at him.

That’s when he turned around and, according to the affidavit, “began moving towards” the man with the gun. That’s when the homeowner shot Allery in the chest.

Oklahoma has a “Make My Day” law, so it is extremely unlikely that the homeowners will be charged. (They haven’t been.) The guy who got shot was taken to Oklahoma University Medical Center, and then he was taken to lockup.

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

Bad Guy With Gun, Good Guy With Gun

This is what the media says never happens. Well it happened. ‘Hero’ customer kills gunman during wild rampage at Tumwater Walmart

The bad guy opened fire in Walmart, then he tried to carjack a car in the parking lot. The 1st guy refused to give up his car, and got shot. When the bad guy turned to a second car, he got stopped. With extreme prejudice.

The suspect then approached a second car and driver – and it was then that Adams saw one of the two armed customers jump into action and shoot the gunman dead.

“Those men who stood up, they are heroes to me,” says Chadwick.

The armed civilian who shot the gunman was later identified as a 47-year-old Oakville man. After shooting the suspect, he immediately grabbed his first aid kit from his car and rendered aid to the victim of the attempted carjacking. The victim was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, in critical condition.

The would-be bad-guy is dead.

This is what concealed carry can do. It isn’t a guarantee, but if you called 911 (assuming they had a car available to respond) help would be minutes away. [Hat tip to The Ultimate Answer to Kings.]

He Ignored a Warning Shot

So he got shot. Parkland woman shoots ‘high’ teen intruder

[The homeowner] woke up when her dogs started barking, heard a scratching sound then saw an intruder down the hallway. She grabbed a handgun and told the [suspect] to stop. When he kept coming, she fired a warning shot through a window but that didn’t deter the teen. She then shot him in the arm and called 911.

The gun-hating Left will count this as a “teen tragically shot,” because the criminal is 16-years-old. The fact that he was committing burglary at the time (and after he got shot kept saying “I am so hi”) will not matter to them. Why clutter the issue with facts?

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