Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Maybe he thought this particular homeowner wouldn’t offer resistance to the home-invasion. Police investigating after homeowner, a minister, shot intruder.

Lt. Chris Wells said officers were dispatched to the home at about 1:35 a.m. after the homeowner called 911.

According to Wells, the homeowner said he had shot a man who was trying to break into his home.

The homeowner is a Pentecostal minister.

[The homeowner’s son] said he spoke to his father this morning over the phone. He said his father is shaken up.

“It’s a bad deal,” Hollingsworth said.

Hollingsworth said he’s not aware of his father, a Pentecostal minister, ever firing a gun in self-defense before.

“You carry it hoping you don’t have to use it,” he said.

The homeowner (Hollingsworth Sr.) has not been arrested. Self-defense is a human-right.

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I Think This Qualifies as Self-defense

Though she didn’t show up to the scene with gun, she ended up defending someone with a gun. Witnesses describe ‘hysterical’ scene as bullets fly inside Sun Fresh grocery store

Police are calling it a “targeted shooting.” The neighborhood is struggling. The store only opened in June.

“The girl that was sacking my groceries got shot in her hand and leg,” [the bystander] said.

The woman said she stepped in when the male victim fell to the ground.

“When I kicked gun away from him, I happened to see the other guy coming back into the store, so I picked up the gun and started pointing it toward the door telling him to back the ‘F’ up and stay back,” she said.

He left. Cops are not saying much, though they apparently have a lot of security video to go over.

Defense of self, and others, is a human-right. Hard to say where the good-guys/bad-guys score falls out, since the girl who got shot was just trying to do her job.

Cooperation With Criminals: Historical Edition

Sept 4, 1987 – 31 years ago: A deadly night at the National Supermarket

The history in a nutshell.

Editor’s note: On the night of Sept. 4, 1987, two gunmen entered the National Supermarket store on Natural Bridge in north St. Louis. What followed would be the worst mass killing in the history of the St. Louis Police Department. This is the original report published in the Post-Dispatch.

The store was closed. The victims were employees. The gunmen probably got entrance by some ruse, perhaps posing as “floor cleaners.”

The victims were herded into a corner on the west side of the store, ordered to lie down in a row and were shot execution-style in the head, police said. The store aisles near the office contained pools of blood.

They probably got very little money for all this killing. The store’s money was in a safe that the employees couldn’t open.

Armed security may not have saved anyone. If surprise was total there might have been no chance to defend yourself or others. But cooperation did nothing to ensure anyone’s safety, because violent criminals do not stop being violent criminals due to anything you are doing or not doing. Cooperation is a strategy for dealing with a violent encounter; it is not a guarantee.

Self-defense Is Legal In Missouri

JusticeThe Prosecutor came to that conclusion in a week. Some jurisdictions take months to make that call. Prosecutor: Homeowner who shot intruder was “justified”.

So a would-be bad-guy broke into a house and started a “confrontation” with the homeowner. The homeowner shot him.

Prosescutor Bin Winrey said information obtained during the investigation showed the homeowner acted within their rights.

Self-defense is a human-right, and at least in this part of Missouri it is also your legal right.

His Day Didn’t Turn Out As He Planned

He apparently lived down the block. Robber Shot, Killed by Homeowner.

So how would you respond to an uninvited guest at 3 o’clock in the morning?

Four people told police they were inside the home around 3:00 Monday morning when a man kicked in the bottom of a locked door and climbed through.

No details on why he did this, but since he lived down the block, I think we can assume that he was known to them in some way, even if it was just to wave at each other as they drove by.

But in the final analysis, it doesn’t matter why he did what he did; self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Self-defense Is Legal in Missouri

Or that’s how I read this anyway. Police cite self-defense in death of man in Florissant

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant say a woman who fatally shot a man inside her home was acting in self-defense.

911 was called when there was a “domestic dispute” in progress. Cops arrived to find Randall Gaston with gunshot wounds. He passed away.

The Left would have you believe that only bad things can happen when a gun is present in a domestic dispute. But people can be killed without guns. Without some means to equalize the situation, small people will be at the mercy of large people, the old and the infirm would be at the mercy of the young and the violent, and anyone could be overwhelmed by numbers.

Self-defense is a human-right.

No Charges for Man Defending His Home

Break into homes and you will eventually find an armed homeowner. No charges issued after Bevo man kills person attempting to ente – KMOV.com

According to neighbors, the victim was trying to enter the residence by breaking a front window.

The resident shot him, and he was declared dead at the scene.

Neighbors, for a change, are not shocked. They seem to think it is what the times call for, when you have to defend yourself and your family.

“It’s very unfortunate that a life had to be taken,” said neighbor Adam Losh. “[But] it seems to be the necessary steps to protecting your family and yourself from possible harm or, god forbid, death.”

Self-defense is a human-right.