Self-defense is Legal in Georgia

As I always suspected that it was. DeKalb homeowner won’t face charges after fatally shooting intruder

“The homeowner gave him a warning,” [DeKalb police Lt. Lonzy] Robertson told the news station. “The suspect continued to approach, at which time the homeowner fired one shot.”

The neighbor they interviewed (no doubt hoping for the “shocked” response) said he thought the homeowner did the right thing, and talked about protecting yourself and your family.

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

Black Women and Armed Self-Defense

US News wakes up to the fact that people in danger of becoming victims of crime might not want to become victims of crime. Black Women Picking up Firearms for Self-Defense | Political News | US News

It is a well-written article on an important topic. Well worth a minute of 3 of your time.

Marchelle Tigner is on a mission: to train at least 1 million women how to shoot a firearm. She had spent no time around guns before joining the National Guard. Now, as a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, she wants to give other women of color the training she hadn’t had.

“It’s important, especially for black women, to learn how to shoot,” Tigner said, noting that black women are more likely to be victims of domestic violence. “We need to learn how to defend ourselves.”

The US News is disturbed that “It’s hard to find definitive statistics on gun ownership,” but it is a lesson long in the learning. If someone taking a survey asks you if you own a gun, you say, “No.” Also applies to anyone in the medical profession, or any other busybody not in law enforcement.

You’re Doing it Wrong

Get the gun FIRST. Better yet, have it on you. (Ohio allows concealed carry these days, with proper licensing.) ‘I was shooting in the streets yelling, ‘call the police’ ‘

Gary Gross, and his family were startled by the intruders who entered their Kenoak Lane home at around 3:15 a.m.

He said his wife and 14-month-old baby were in a back room.

Gross grabbed a hammer and confronted both men, according to a news release. A struggle ensued, and the homeowner retrieved a gun and shot both men.

Still, it worked out. Police found both miscreants and both are in hospital.

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

Self-defense in Las Vegas

I don’t think there are too many good Samaritans like this in the world today. Man Dead After Shooting – AM 720 KDWN

Police say the woman had signs of abuse and was bleeding from the face. It’s believed she ran from her apartment and was being chased by her boyfriend when he got into an argument with a neighbor. That’s when the neighbor shot and killed the boyfriend.

I’m not sure I could intervene for a neighbor in this way. I wish I was sure that I could, but if I’m being honest, I probably would only call 911.

Anyway going by this report, Las Vegas Metro Police seem to believe it is a justified shooting.

In Oklahoma it is Make My Day

Also known as the Castile Doctrine. Man deemed justified in fatal shooting of teenager attempting to break into home | KOKH

So how would you react to someone trying to break into your home at 4AM?

When the homeowner opened the door, the 16-year-old miscreant rushed him, with what later proved to be a framing hammer. Luckily the homeowner had armed himself with a shotgun, and fired one shot. The would-be-bad guy was found dead in the driveway.

“Any person who makes a conscious decision to commit this type of crime should take take note that homeowners have the legal right to protect themselves,” Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said.

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

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

If you break into homes, you will eventually face an armed homeowner. Clovis robbery leaves suspect in hospital | KRQE News 13

The house was empty when he started. Too bad for him, the homeowner came home while he was robbing the place.

The suspect spotted the homeowner and threw something at them, but the homeowner pulled out a gun and shot the robber.

The robber is in the hospital.

<Self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0

Several people entered a home – at least one was known to the homeowner. They pulled guns, but that isn’t the guarantee some people think it is. Zachary police: One fatally shot, one arrested after trying to rob home at gunpoint late Tuesday | Crime/Police | theadvocate.com

Damon Hayes, 20, of Baton Rouge, was found dead at the scene of the home invasion in the 4000 block of McHugh Road around 10:30 p.m., McDavid said Wednesday. Police soon learned that his accomplice was still in the area and later arrested Jordale Carter, 20.

In other news stories on this crime, it isn’t clear if there are more bad-guys involved or not.

The investigation is ongoing.

Self-defense is a human-right.