Don’t Bring a Machete to a Gunfight

Did he think he was in New Jersey? This is Florida, where the population is heavily armed. Man armed with machete shot, killed outside Florida bar.

He was asked to leave. He went to his car and got a machete.

“He brandished a machete and went after a group of people,” police spokesman Chris Swinson told the Herald.

Witnesses told WSVN the man got the machete from his car and that he had started to chase a person when another bar patron shot him.

He died at a local hospital.

He was asked to leave. He could have driven home. He could have gone to an all-night diner. He chose to go after someone with a machete. He lost that argument.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.


Even More Florida Self-defense

This makes less sense to me than usual. Self-defense shooting reported at Cocoa laundromat, police say.

Davis said he didn’t know why the other man approached him, but said there could have been past drama from when their siblings dated.

So your sister, dated his brother, and that is an excuse to “go after him.”

“He walked up behind me, like you did, and I told him ‘Back up,’ and he charged at me and guess what I did? I shot him,” Davis said.

The investigation goes on, but the cops seem to think it was justified.

So will there be an outcry and outrage over “Stand Your Ground” now that it is benefiting an African-American? Somehow I doubt this will be even a blip on the national media’s radar.

Self-defense is Legal in Florida

But you knew that it was. And neighbors were shocked. Sheriff: Woman shoots, kills boyfriend in self defense.

He probably thought he was choking her because he loved her so much. Idiot.

The victim could be heard on 911 asking for an ambulance and telling the operator her boyfriend was coming at her with a big rock and tried to throw it at her head. She then told the operator she had a conceal-carry permit and had shot him in the chest.

The neighbors? They’re shocked because it is an over-55 community. (No youngsters allowed!) As if that would mean you don’t live in the Real World™.

The sheriff and the state’s attorney both agree that this was self-defense.

“This clearly appears to be, to us, a clear case of self-defense. Stand your ground is a defense that the shooter has to raise, we don’t raise it for the individual who did the shooting. So, If your question to me is, does it look like a Stand Your Ground, I would say that if she raises that as a defense, it would be a good one,” [Martin County Sheriff William] Snyder said.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Domestic Violence Attack Ends Badly for the Attacker

You could also file this under don’t bring a knife to a gunfight. Valdosta man shot, dies after trying to enter Madison County residence.

So the guy who got shot was sending threatening text messages to a woman at the house. They don’t say, but it sounds like she was staying with friends or family to get away from this asshole, and he objected. What he didn’t take into account is that Floridians are almost as heavily armed as Texans.

The homeowner was armed, when the asshole forced his way in through he back door.

The homeowner tried to push Martin back out the door when Martin reportedly raised a large kitchen-style knife in a stabbing motion, the news release said.

The homeowner fired one round from a handgun that struck Martin in the chest, ending the attack, the sheriff said.

Sheriff’s deputies found him a short distance from the back door, and he was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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

Florida Has a Felony Murder Law

JusticeThis is very similar to an incident from September, but this crime took place in May. Third person arrested, charged with murder in Tampa home invasion.

Four people break into a home in Tampa, Florida. Since Floridians are almost as heavily armed as Texans, they meet an armed homeowner, who defends himself, and one of the 4 bad guys is killed. The other 3 scamper.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested Taylor Pritt and Vincent Benitez, both 20, Saturday, charging them with second degree felony murder with a firearm and robbery/home invasion with a firearm. Late Saturday night, deputies in Clay County arrested Ashley Causey, 32, on charges of home invasion and murder resulting from distribution of controlled substances.

The Left is on record as not liking Florida’s law, because it is unfair to hold people accountable for the completely foreseeable consequences of their actions. Or something.

Self-defense is a human-right.

All Murders are Homicides. Not All Homicides Are Murders

Reporters seem to have a real problem with this distinction. Lawyer: Dunn justified in shooting ruled a homicide.

A guy, who was armed with a hatchet, was shoplifting. When the owner of the store – a city commissioner – objected, there was an altercation.

Dunn, 47, pulled a Glock handgun from his rear waistband and shot Lopez twice at the Vets Army Navy Surplus Store in North Lakeland as Lopez held a hatchet during an argument, Franklin said the investigation will show.

“There was shoplifting, he was told to pay and there was resistance,” Franklin said. “Michael recognizes he didn’t set these things in motion. He acted responsibly and legally.”

Much emphasis on the fact that the ME “ruled the shooting a homicide.” But homicide, doesn’t mean it is a crime. Self-defense can include justifiable homicide.

That is because self-defense is a human-right. (Which reporters and the Left – but I repeat myself – hate.)

Because the Left Thinks Responsibility for the Consequences of One’s Actions Is Unfair

JusticeOr Something. The Left REALLY hates felony murder, because they don’t think you should be held accountable for the consequences of your actions. Even when those consequences are pretty easy to see. Florida’s felony murder statute has some locals facing murder charges, without ever having pulled a trigger.

They discuss 2 cases: One I don’t care about. (Drug dealer kills someone who tried to steal his drugs.) The other I do care about.

Five people tried to invade a home. One of them was shot and killed by the homeowner. The four others are charged with 2nd degree felony murder under Florida law.

The argument? They are young (17ish). They didn’t think it through. Do you think at 17 they understand the difference between good and evil? Right and wrong? But then the Left doesn’t admit there are such things.

My first posting on this incident can be found at this link.