Legal Self-defense Stops Robbery

The part of the story that caught my attention, was the reaction of their regular customers. Men at Lee Ray’s store thankful to be alive after attempted robbery

So three armed bad-guys try to rob a convenience store. Since there have been robberies in the area, the store has extra staff. The staff are also armed and one of them is able to shoot 2 of the 3 miscreants.

First, one of the guys who got shot ran to a nearby house, hoping to hide, I guess.

One suspect was found nearby with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Junior says the man went to a home, broke a window and told the homeowner he’d been shot. He chuckled when he said the homeowner told the suspect he’d be shot again if he came inside.

That is a classic line if ever there was one.

Then the militia sprang into action.

Five or six of them showed up at the Bayou Maria Road store after they heard about the attempted robbery, some of them armed. They offered protection while asking if the men were OK.

“When the people heard about the shooting in the store, like five or six people who live around the store came to the store with guns,” manager Junior Issa told The Town Talk Wednesday night. “And guess what they said; Are you OK? Do you need help? We’re here.

“And that’s why we appreciate all the neighbors around here.”

Two of the three guys are in custody – after a trip to the hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.

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If You Need an Order of Protection, You Need a Plan for Your Personal Safety

“How dare you live without me!” It never ends well. Lacombe woman shot dead by ex-boyfriend in murder-suicide: sheriff

So apparently he couldn’t accept the “ex” part of the “ex-boyfriend” label. She knew he was trouble and she had a restraining order. It didn’t help.

Family members said Landor was in a car with her brother and his wife, about to go to a store, when Malveaux got out of the truck and approached. He then fired into the side of the car, striking Landor several times, they said.

“He stalked her down until he killed her – like a dog,” Landor’s aunt, Coradena Batiste, said. “The law just failed us,” she said, referring to the protective order.

It should be noted, that since there was an order of protection, in a case of domestic violence in place, he was a prohibited person, and should not have had any firearms.

A gun may not have saved this woman*, but relying only on the system, on the courts and the police to keep you safe, has been shown time and again to be a losing strategy.

* “There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.” (Marion Zimmer-Bradley – somewhere in the Darkover series.)

Officer Killed in New Orleans

They spotted something they thought was suspicious. Apparently they were correct. NOPD officer killed in New Orleans East shootout; suspect wounded, hospitalized | Crime/Police | theadvocate.com

According to Harrison, four of his officers were on patrol near the intersection of Tara Lane and Lake Forest Boulevard about 12:15 a.m. when they spotted something they considered suspicious. …

As the officers stepped out of the vehicle, a man opened fire at them, Harrison said, striking one of the officers multiple times. At least one of the officers returned fire and apparently struck the attacker.

The officer killed was 29-year-old Marcus McNeil. “He is the 5th officer killed in the line of duty in the last 4 years.”

Self-defense is a Human-right

The night did not work out the way the would-be bad guy planned it. LaPlace homeowner shoots, kills suspected home intruder: sheriff | NOLA.com

He heard voices in his backyard, which was fenced, so no one should have been there.

Sheriff Mike Tregre said a surveillance video of the incident shows the suspect ‘bumrushed” the home owner.

“The subject just rushed into him, trying to force his way in,” Tregre said. “The home owner opened fire, striking the intruder.”

He was shot once in the abdomen and died in a local hospital.

The surveillance video and evidence – which includes a firearm recovered at the scene – indicates this was a case of lawful self-defense. Police are still looking for the other individual

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0

A bad-guy with a gun threatened 2 good guys (at least one of who had a gun). Police nab suspects in southwest Shreveport burglary | News | ktbs.com

So they were burglarizing places and that lead to them running from the cops.

As they were arriving on scene, the suspect fled from the residence on foot entering into the yards of other neighbors. A neighbor and his father were in the back yard of one of those residences when they encountered Tarodganey Sumner, 26. Sumner allegedly aimed a suppressed .22 caliber pistol at them prompting the citizen to fire a shot to defend his life and the life of his father.

The shot missed the suspect but caused the suspect to drop his weapon and get onto the ground. They yelled out to officers who were able to locate them and take the suspect into custody. A second suspect, Calvin Horton, 27, was located in another neighbor’s yard and taken into custody as well.

Stolen weapons. Stolen jewlery. Assualt. Their day didn’t turn out as planned.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

You’ve heard this before, I’m sure. He miscalculated how bad-ass he really was. Deputies: Knife-wielding man allegedly threatens homeowners befo – WAFB

According to detectives, the homeowner had an active protective order against Morgan. They added the homeowner also reportedly asked Morgan several times to leave.

Deputies said Morgan apparently refused. They added he allegedly pulled out a knife and started threatening the homeowners.

So you are warned off for trespassing – to the point where a court order is obtained, no less – and yet you come back at a later date and threaten the people at the address.

After being threatened with a knife, the homeowner responded with a gun. The would-be bad-guy was pronounced dead at the scene.

While the shooting remains under investigation it seems pretty clear cut to me. No charges have been filed.

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