Self-defense Hat-trick

They shot him in the leg, but that didn’t stop him from defending himself. Homeowner shoots and kills 2 intruders during home invasion

Three miscreants broke into his home and shot him in the leg.

The homeowner returned fire hitting one or more of the suspects.

One died at the scene. One was found dead, behind the wheel of a car that had veered into a ditch. The third guy was arrested.

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed resident. No one will be surprised at the outcome.

Self-defense is a human-right.

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Armed Homeowner Captures Fugitive

I love it when the bad guys end up in jail. Search for Ortonville shooting suspect ends after homeowner finds him hiding in SUV

He shot his estranged wife and her friend and went on the run. Police found his gun during the chase, but they weren’t sure if he was armed with another weapon.

A homeowner, letting his dogs out, noticed a problem in his backyard.

[The homeowner] recognized something wasn’t right with his SUV out back, especially the windows.

“They were all foggy,” he said. “Completely foggy. I couldn’t see in the front window. The shades were drawn in the back.”

So he armed himself and went to investigate. He found the suspect under a blanket.

The SWAT team came out of the woods behind the house and took the guy into custody. The two people he shot are in the hospital.

This isn’t exactly a story of self-defense, but it wouldn’t be possible the homeowner couldn’t defend himself.

24 Minutes Is a Long Time to Wait for 911 Response

Unless you are living under a rock, you probably know about Flint, Michigan’s water problems. But they have other problems too. Police say response times improving in Flint – WNEM TV 5

The root cause of most of the problems is budgetary woe

s and the poor handling/decision-making that resulted from a state take-over. This extends to the police department.

In January of 2017, average response time to a critical 911 call was 21 minutes. By July, that time had risen to 58 minutes. In October, the average was back down to 24 minutes, and while 24 is better than 58, it is still a long time to wait, if bad things are happening.

“The principle solution for the issue of response time is additional staffing and manpower. Our current staffing issues are also well known. The effect of the loss of hundreds of police positions over the last several years is clearly observable in our response times,” the department said. “We have already, and will continue to request more officers for the City of Flint Police Department. To date, these requests have not been filled.”

Calling 911 is a fine thing to do. Operators can dispatch fire, or emergency medical personnel, or police. But they won’t be there instantly, even if you can call them before bad things happen. But even if you don’t wait 24 minutes, you will wait. Minutes. That isn’t a dig against police, it is just the fact of the world we live in.

If calling 911 is the only thing you are prepared to do, I think you might want to reevaluate that strategy.

Concealed Carry License Holder Survives Ambush

I don’t know what else you can call this. CPL holder kills masked shooter at Highland Park gas station

The CPL holder had driven with an unidentified passenger to the Sunoco gas station at Hamilton and Webb, east of the Lodge Freeway. When he parked, two masked men came from the back of the gas station and started firing shots at the car.

The guy who was being shot at drew his own pistol and killed one of his attackers.

The second masked man, described only as a black male wearing all black, was able to get away.

Details have been withheld due to security concerns.

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

What if you called 911, and had to wait for an hour?

A lot of really bad things can happen in an hour. Flint police response times approach 1 hour for most-serious 911 calls | MLive.com

FLINT, MI – The time it takes police to respond to the most-serious 911 calls in Flint has more than doubled over a six-month timeframe this year.

Wait times were 21 minutes in January for about 3000 priority 1 calls, and about 58 minutes in July for 2200 calls.

The definition of priority 1 calls:

Priority-one calls are categorized by dispatchers as the most-serious situations and include incidents like shootings, stabbings, domestic violence and other critical requests for help.

There are reasons for the delay, and they are spelled out in the article. But debating the state of law enforcement in Flint isn’t what I’m about.

Calling 911 is a fine thing to do, assuming you can call BEFORE bad things happen. (You need to be aware, but that is another story.) But if your only action is to call 911 and wait to be rescued, you may be waiting for some time. You may wait for the rest of your life. Calling 911 is a fine thing to do, but it would help if you had another option. It could be anything from pepper spray to firearms, but whatever your other option is, you need to think about it in advance.

Airport Attacks Not Limited to Europe

Not too surprising to see these kinds of things everywhere. Michigan Airport Stabbing: Officer Attacked in Possible Terror Incident – NBC News

The attacker allegedly shouted “Allahu akbar” before stabbing Lieutenant Jeff Neville, who was bleeding from the neck, sources and witnesses at Bishop International Airport said.

Poland is not ready to sign up for these kinds of things. Poland Shuts Border to Islamic Migrants to Keep Potential Terrorists Out

Despite the threat of sanctions from the European Union (EU), the Polish government has decided to not allow any more Muslim migrants into its country to help reduce the risk of radical Islamic terrorism.

If You Break Into Homes, You Will Eventually Find an Armed Homeowner

You should not be surprised by the result. Armed homeowner fires on men trying to break into Detroit home | MLive.com

So these guys are very lucky.

“The homeowner fired a shot as the suspect was entering through the window, and all three fled,” Detroit police said. “Nothing was taken and no injuries were reported.”

Self-defense is a human-right.