There is more information on a self-defense shooting from a few days ago. Teen fatally shoots mother’s abusive boyfriend, will not be charged.
Specifically, about who trained her in shooting, before he died, and more information about the gun used has come to light.
The children’s late father had taught the girl and her siblings how to shoot and safely handle guns, allowing her to effectively use the single-action Colt .45-caliber revolver that had to be cocked between shots, said District Attorney Ted Bell.
As someone said, “Well done dad!”
“It was absolutely clear that the mom’s life was in jeopardy, as well as potentially the children, and so in that situation we absolutely support the right of somebody to defend themselves and others with deadly force,” [Bell] said. “I commend the 15-year-old for doing a very difficult thing by saving her mom’s and siblings’ lives and showing an amazing amount of maturity.”
The previous posting on this incident can be found at this link.
Self-defense is a human-right, and in North Carolina, it appears to be your legal right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (Hat tip to Twichy)
So should these kids have had access to the gun, or should the gun have been safely stored? Woman being choked by boyfriend is saved when son gets gun, daughter shoots, kills man.
The Gun-Hating-Left loves to say that kids should be locked away from firearms. (Or vice versa) But in this case, it might have ended with three innocents dead instead of one violent offender dead.
Investigators determined that Kelley had attacked Nierman and was choking her, yelling that he was going to cut her throat and kill everyone in the house.
Nierman’s son went and got a gun and her 15-year-old daughter took the gun from her brother and fired it twice, hitting Kelley in the chest.
So I wish someone from the gun-haters would explain to me how this would have ended better if the kids couldn’t take action. The DA, and the cops agree that this was justifiable self-defense. Which is a human-right. (Hat tip NRA Armed Citizen.)
How should a 79-year-old defend himself From a 37-year-old intruder? Sheriff: Armed homeowner shoots intruder in barn.
When the homeowner, a 79-year-old man, heard an intruder in the pole barn around 11:20 at his home in Inland Township he grabbed a shotgun and confronted the man, according to Benzie County Sheriff’s Deputies.
Not willing to take orders from the guy with the shotgun, the bad-guy advanced on the homeowner.
Deputies said the homeowner fired a single shot and hit the the intruder in both legs.
The homeowner kept an eye on the man until police and an ambulance arrived at the home.
Police took the would-be bad guy to hospital. The DA is reviewing the case, but the cops didn’t arrest the homeowner.
Self-defense is a human-right.
Sometimes you wonder about certain states. Though it looks pretty clear to me that they were hoping to charge this guy with something. Fatal Kent shooting ruled self-defense; victim’s shoe print was on kicked-in door.
It’s Connecticut, and they’re journalists, so they are naturally confused about who is and who is not a victim. (If you break into my house, you’re a criminal, not a victim, not even if I defend myself.)
“Several members of my staff, including myself, reviewed the investigation and concluded that it appeared to be a lawful exercise of self-defense,” State’s Attorney David Shepack said.
It took the six months to determine that the dead-guy’s shoe-print was on the kicked-in-door. (Which was probably repaired 5 months and 3 weeks ago.). In Texas, the cops would have shaken this guy’s hand, and said something like “Thanks for saving the taxpayers a lot of money” after a day or three. But not in Connecticut! They have to be 110% sure they can’t charge with something, because they just plain hate self-defense. (You are supposed to rely on The State for absolutely everything.)
But in the end, even in Connecticut, self-defense is a human-right.
I’m sure the authorities hate to admit it. Police probe home invasion, shooting.
How would you respond to people breaking into your home at 20 past midnight?
The homeowner stated he had heard loud knocking at his door before observing two men in his backyard. The homeowner armed himself with a firearm and stayed inside his home.
The homeowner then heard someone enter the residence through a window and observed that the intruder to be armed with a handgun, police said.
The homeowner fired several shots at the intruder who then retreated back out the window and fled the area on foot
That convinced the bad-guy to retreat. Cops caught up with a “person of interest” at a local hospital, who was suffering from gunshot wounds, but they have no evidence to connect him to the home invasion.
Self-defense is a human-right.
He decides to rob a store and meets two citizens with concealed weapons. Man attempting armed robbery dies after customers shoot him.
According to police at the scene, the suspect entered the store and displayed a weapon. Then two customers discharged their weapons. He did not appear to have taken anything from the store.
The would-be bad-guy was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.
Police are still investigating, because that is what they do, but concealed carry is legal in Indiana.
Self-defense is a human-right.
Because the way he was going about things didn’t work out so well. Police: Shooting death was “Lawful Self-Defense”, No Charges Filed.
Someone damaged her new partner’s car tire. They were in the driveway considering the damage. “It looked intentional.” That’s when the ex showed up, despite the existence of a restraining order. (Court orders are just a piece of paper.)
Police say Wheeler forced his way into the home and began to physically assault the other man. The assault stopped briefly, and then started back up. As that assault continued, the man fired one shot from his lawfully-owned handgun. Wheeler was hit in the abdomen.
He died in a local hospital. Cops are calling it an act of self-defense.
Violent stalkers. Crazy ex-boyfriends. They are not stopped by a piece of paper, and when the SHTF the cops are minutes away. (It doesn’t say in the story, but likely no one called 911 until after the shot was fired. When was there time?)
Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.