Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

He thought it was a good idea to break into a home. Police: Homeowner shot suspect during home burglary | KOB 4

Police say it appears the homeowner shot the suspect in the buttocks in an act of self defense and will not be charged. The suspect has been taken to the hospital for treatment and is being interviewed by detectives.

That is a bit of logical acrobatics I don’t intend to examine, but the bottom line is the homeowner has a right to defend himself and his family.

Self-defense is a human-right.

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He Suffered a Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

He thought it would be a good idea to break into someone’s home. He was wrong. Police: Homeowner shoots, kills suspected home invader | KOB 4

Police say their preliminary investigation shows the suspect was attempting to break in to an apartment on Tramway near Copper when they were shot by the homeowner. The suspect died from their injuries.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

The “How dare you live without me” attitude didn’t end well for him. Apparently he couldn’t accept the “ex” part of ex-boyfriend. Man shot, killed after breaking into ex-partner’s home

She had moved on. He couldn’t. It cost him his life.

“The estranged boyfriend or husband made it to her apartment. Kind of came in through the window armed, and there was confrontation somewhere inside the apartment,” said Albuquerque Police Officer Simon Drobik.

Police say the woman and her new boyfriend were in an apartment and that the new boyfriend shot and killed the intruder in what appears to be self-defense.

He couldn’t accept that it was over. Too bad. From the appearances he meant to do them (or her) violence. I have no sympathy for this guy.

Self-defense is a human-right.

He Picked the Wrong Store to Rob

You could say he suffered a failure of the victim-selection process. APD: Circle K clerk shoots suspected armed robber | Albuquerque Journal

So a guy walks into a store and tries to commit armed robbery. In the course of which one of the clerks shoots him.

It being a (relatively) big city, the cops are desperately trying to find a reason to charge the clerk with something. And the reporters are apparently trying to get him fired, because this just doesn’t sit well with the anti-self-defense talking points.

When reached by phone Monday evening, Robert Sway, the director of human resources for Circle K, said he also could not comment on the shooting or say whether clerks are allowed or encouraged to arm themselves.

In the meantime, a would-be bad-guy is off the street, and police are investigating to see if he robbed another store about 20 minutes before he got shot, or if there is another bad-guy running around.

Oh, and self-defense is a human-right.

Break Into Homes and You Will Eventually Find an Armed Homeowner

The results should not surprise anyone. Alleged intruder dies after homeowner opens fire

[Officer Simon Drobik, of the Albuquerque Police] says the homeowner shot at the intruders inside the residence when he saw them armed with “blunt objects or edged weapons.”

One of the reported intruders died at the scene. The other suspect was not there when police arrived and it is unclear if that person has been located.

How would you respond to uninvited people in your home? Self-defense is a human-right.

“I wish society were safer, but it’s not”

A breakdown of justified shootings in Albuquerque over the past year. Self-defense shootings spike in Albuquerque

[Roger Finzel, a retired criminal justice attorney and concealed carry instructor,] said he believes the trend is reflective of Albuquerque’s crime rate. “We have an increase in violent crime, and people are now taking steps to defend themselves,” he said.

Violent crime, including murder, rape, aggravated assault and armed robbery, rose 15 percent in Albuquerque between 2010 and 2014, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, while the population increased 2.5 percent. The statistics for 2015 aren’t available yet.

And this being the Left Media, they have to bring up Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida. Which is laughable because “Stand Your Ground” did NOT play a part in the Zimmerman trial. Only in the press coverage of the Zimmerman trial.

They do highlight 2 instances of people doing it wrong, and getting charged for shooting burglars. The criteria is immediate death, or danger of great bodily harm. (That is the criteria in New Mexico, and in a lot of other places. YMMV as I am no lawyer.)

In the end we are left with a few of ideas: Self-defense is a Human-right. It is better if the Good Guys win in an Good Guy/Bad Guy encounter. Violent criminals don’t stop being violent just because you are singing Kumbaya. (OK, so I threw that last one in on my own.)

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

Two guys try to break down the door of a house that contained an armed resident. The results should surprise no one. Homeowner shoots and kills 2 possible intruders in SE Albuquerque

“There was a gentleman standing at the doorway and I said, ‘are you guys ok?'” [a neighbor] said. “And he said, ‘I had to shoot them…I didn’t want to shoot them, but they were breaking down my door…so I shot them,’ and he was crying.”

One guy died at the scene. One guy died at a local hospital. One guy was arrested when he crashed (what may be) the getaway car into a police cruiser.

Self-defense is a human-right.