South Dakota: Also Not New Jersey

Another failure of the victim-selection process. One man dead in Sturgis shooting.

Sturgis police are releasing few details, but one man is dead after a homeowner shot him for allegedly entering his residence in the early morning hours on Sunday.

Police are still investigating, but self-defense is a human-right.


Texans Are Still Armed, Home Invaders Still Getting Shot

Yet another failure of the victim-selection process. Homeowner shoots and kills man accused of breaking into home.

Two miscreants decide it would be a good idea to break into a home in Houston, Texas.

According to police, the homeowner shot one intruder several times, but the other suspect ran away.

The guy who got shot died at a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense in Michigan

This would-be bad-guy made a bad decision, and has had a tough couple of months as a result. Intruder shot with .357 Magnum during home invasion pleads no contest.

I looked, but apparently didn’t have a post on this incident when it first happened.

63-year-old guy wakes up to the sound of someone trying to break in. Grabs his .357 magnum revolver. When the guy does break in, he shoots from the hip hitting him twice.

After two months of medical treatment, Elrod was arraigned and charged with one count first-degree home invasion, which was dismissed in his no contest plea of second-degree home invasion.

My favorite bit of this whole story…

The homeowner called 911 to report the shooting but hung up and got dressed after telling the dispatchers they “were asking too many dumb questions,” police said.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Armed Self-defense: International Edition

Here’s a story from Brazil. You broke into the WRONG house! Homeowner opens fire at armed gang who broke into his house in Brazil, sending the cowards running for their lives.

After hacking the security system they parked in the garage and entered the home.

But as they ventured upstairs they were met by the furious homeowner who blasted a pistol at them at point-blank range and sent them fleeing in terror – leaving behind their vehicle.

Police said no arrests have been made but one of the bungling crooks dropped his wallet, ID card and mobile phone at the crime scene, according to Brazilian news outlet G1 Globo.

So at least that guy qualifies as “stupid criminal.” Self-defense is a human-right. And Brazil has been doing more to ensure that it is your legal right as well.

How Should a Woman Defend Herself from Two Intruders?

Without a firearm that is. Tucson homeowner fatally shoots 2 men during attempted break-in, police say.

Upon further investigation, detectives learned the homeowner was asleep inside the home when she was woken up from noise coming from the back of the residence, Magos said. She then went to investigate and found two men trying to force their way into her home.

“She confronted them, she armed herself with a firearm and shots were fired and that info was relayed to us by 911,” Magos said.

One was dead at the scene; the other died at a local hospital.

The investigation is ongoing. Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense and Don’t Talk to Police in One Story

You have the right to shut up. EPD: Fatal shooting behind Sportsman’s being investigated as possible self defense.

Because of the convoluted nature of our legal system, you can’t just remain quite, it’s my understanding (I’m not a lawyer) that you need to actually say something, like you would like to talk to them, but you are going to wait to confer with your attorney before answering questions as is your right under the 5th Amendment.

One witness, an employee on break at the restaurant, reported seeing a man fall to the ground and being beaten up before shots were fired.

The “shooter” (victim?) was taken to a local hospital.

Police are not releasing the identity of the man with the gun because he is the subject of an ongoing investigation. The man has not spoken to police, invoking his fifth amendment rights, Cullum said.

As for not talking to the police… The video below is worth watching, particularly if you carry a concealed weapon, but really for everyone.

I love this video. A lawyer (and maybe a law-school professor, certainly he is speaking at a law school) tells you why you should never talk to police. The first 7 minutes contain some laughs that are also worth your time, and the whole thing is less than 30 minutes, and includes all of your reasons why talking to the police is OK in your case, and why those reasons are wrong. Really 100 percent wrong.

They Suffered a Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

They thought it would be a good idea to rob a house. Two men shot, injured in alleged burglary attempt. They were wrong.

Police said a caller reported multiple gunshots were fired at a home. According to officers, a short time later, two men arrived at Children’s Hospital Medical Center with gunshot wounds.

The investigation continues, but self-defense is a human-right.