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.

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.

How Should a 60-year-old Woman Defend Herself?

They probably thought it would be easy to rob her. They were wrong. Jeanerette woman shoots, wounds home invaders

Two would-be burglars chose the wrong home to break into Wednesday morning. A possible home invasion was thwarted when the 60-year-old homeowner turned the tables on the interlopers, leaving one in the hospital and the second on the run and possibly wounded.

Without some technological means to equalize a situation like this, the old and infirm will be at the mercy of the young and the violent. (Not that 60 is old.) The few can be overpowered by several assailants. So what do the gun-fearing idiots think should have happened?

One guy is in the hospital on his way to lockup. The other guy is on the run.

You could say they suffered a breakdown of the victim-selection process. Self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0

Armed homeowner puts an end to a crime spree. (“Spree” may be an overstatement.) Baton Rouge robbery suspects shot by Breaux Bridge homeowner

They tried to rob a homeowner. Turns out he was armed when he answered the door.

Investigators learned that one suspect rang a doorbell at the home and waited for the homeowner to answer. When the resident approached the door, a second suspect appeared with a handgun.

The homeowner shot both of them. They were both captured by police and taken to a local hospital.

It turns out that these two miscreants were both wanted in connection to a shooting in Baton Rouge that took place on Monday.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Home Invasion Stopped by Armed Homeowner

They went to the home with the apparent intent of robbing the homeowner. One is dead. One is in custody. Update: Victim ID’d in fatal home invasion shooting

Williams, who was shot multiple times, was dead at the scene. An autopsy has been ordered. The homeowner was shot once in a leg and the third man fled, police said.

That 3rd guy surrendered to police later that day.

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed resident. Self-defense is a human-right.

You Can Defend Yourself From Crazy People

People acting “erratic” can pose a legitimate threat to your safety. Police have not charged homeowner in fatal shooting on his Slidell property

Something strange was going on in his front yard. So he armed himself, and went to investigate.

he homeowner saw a man, later identified as 22-year-old Seth Flores, shouting and hitting his car. Hicks, who was armed with a pistol, asked Flores what he was doing and Flores responded with irrational statements including that he was “invincible”.

Flores began making his way towards Hicks who began to retreat. As Hicks backed up against his front door, Flores began lunging towards him. Hicks, who feared for his safety and for the safety of his family, shot Flores once, but Flores continued to lunge at Hicks and attempted to grab his weapon. Hicks then fired his gun multiple times, killing Flores on his front porch.

I don’t know if this was a bad guy, or what. But whatever his story, he was a threat to the homeowner and his family.

Self-defense is a human-right.