Don’t Bring a Box Cutter to a Gunfight

JusticeHe suffered a breakdown of the victim-selection process. Would-be car thief with box cutter shot by car’s owner – KMOV.com

According to police, a 56-year-old man discovered a 35-year-old man attempting to steal the victim’s car.

The suspect then lunged at the victim with a box cutter, but the victim shot the suspect in the leg in self-defense. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, and is listed in stable condition.

He thought he was bad-ass with his box-cutter. But he picked the wrong guy to try and rob.

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

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

He suffered from a failure of the victim-selection process. Sheriff: Licking shooting was self-defense against home invader

[Texas County, Missouri Sheriff James] Sigman said a 34-year-old man who lives at the Highway 32 home said a 28-year-old man was attempting to break into the home while cursing and challenging the homeowner. The man forced his way into the home, Sigman said, and the homeowner fired one shot from his pistol.

He wasn’t sure if he hit anyone, but the cops found a guy a short time later with a gunshot wound, and he was taken to a local hospital.

Sheriff Sigman says that the evidence and testimony show that this was an act of self-defense. Which is a human-right.

One Dead, Two in Custody After Attempted Home Invasion

They suffered a breakdown of the victim-selection process. Homeowner Reportedly Shoots Burglar

According to [Crawford County Sheriff Darin] Layman, deputies responded to the home around 4 a.m. The homeowner said someone had tried to force entry into his residence. Fearing for his life, he fired a weapon at the subject. The subject fled the residence in an unknown vehicle.

About 45 minutes later, deputies and an ambulance service responded to a local gas station where a man was reported to have a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead. The 2 people he was with are in custody.

So did they drive around for 45 minutes waiting for their friend to die, and only called for help when it was too late to do any good?

In more cynical moments I would have titled this post something like “Self-defense hat trick.”

My guess is that will be another instance of people who didn’t know that they can be hit with felony murder charges, because someone died as a result of a crime they were committing. (Though I honestly don’t know what the Missouri law is like.)

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0.

They Suffered a Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

No doubt they thought it would be easy to rob a 73-year-old man. They were very mistaken. Elderly homeowner fatally shoots two robbers in Bevo Mill neighb – KMOV.com

Police said two armed men attempted to rob the homeowner, 73, of his truck while he was inside his garage. The man then shot the alleged suspects.

The suspects were pronounced dead at the scene.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

People in Dallas County (MO) Solve Their Own Problems

Break into homes, and you will eventually find an armed resident. Sheriff: Burglar shot dead at Dallas County home

Someone tried to break in to an occupied dwelling. The occupants were armed. Things did not go well for the would-be intruder. The sheriff’s office got a call in the evening about a break-in, and found the guy was dead when they arrived.

Neighbors, for a change, were not shocked.

You are about eight miles from town and [Dallas County Resident, Brandi] Swigert said people in Dallas County solve their own problems.

“It takes the sheriffs a little while to get out here. You kinda have to fend for yourself out here,” Swigert said.

She was not surprised to hear police say a homeowner shot the man breaking into his home.

“If I was in their place I would’ve done the same thing,” declared Swigert.”That’s why it’s a good thing to have a gun to where you can protect yourself.”

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

Missouri Woman Kills Home Invader

He suffered a breakdown of the victim-selection process. Missouri woman shoots, kills man who kicks in her front door | FOX2now.com

The homeowner told police she heard loud banging and knocking on her front door. The release says she retrieved her firearm because she could not see who it was at the door and feared for her safety.

When the door broke open and he came in, she shot him. Police found him dead on the porch.

Self-defense is a human-right.

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner.

The results should not be surprising to anyone. Burglary Suspect Shot, Killed by North St. Louis County Homeowner « CBS St. Louis

Two burglary suspects allegedly first tried the front door, then broke in the back, and a gunfight ensued.

One guy was dead at the scene. The other ran like a rabbit.

In what is probably the single, most stupid question a reporter has asked this week…

St. Louis County Police Sgt. Brian Schellman was asked if this is a case of Castle Doctrine.

Gee, ya think?