More On a Teenager Defending Her Mother

There is more information on a self-defense shooting from a few days ago. Teen fatally shoots mother’s abusive boyfriend, will not be charged.

Specifically, about who trained her in shooting, before he died, and more information about the gun used has come to light.

The children’s late father had taught the girl and her siblings how to shoot and safely handle guns, allowing her to effectively use the single-action Colt .45-caliber revolver that had to be cocked between shots, said District Attorney Ted Bell.

As someone said, “Well done dad!”

“It was absolutely clear that the mom’s life was in jeopardy, as well as potentially the children, and so in that situation we absolutely support the right of somebody to defend themselves and others with deadly force,” [Bell] said. “I commend the 15-year-old for doing a very difficult thing by saving her mom’s and siblings’ lives and showing an amazing amount of maturity.”

The previous posting on this incident can be found at this link.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in North Carolina, it appears to be your legal right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (Hat tip to Twichy)

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Kids Defend Their Mother (and themselves)

So should these kids have had access to the gun, or should the gun have been safely stored? Woman being choked by boyfriend is saved when son gets gun, daughter shoots, kills man.

The Gun-Hating-Left loves to say that kids should be locked away from firearms. (Or vice versa) But in this case, it might have ended with three innocents dead instead of one violent offender dead.

Investigators determined that Kelley had attacked Nierman and was choking her, yelling that he was going to cut her throat and kill everyone in the house.

Nierman’s son went and got a gun and her 15-year-old daughter took the gun from her brother and fired it twice, hitting Kelley in the chest.

So I wish someone from the gun-haters would explain to me how this would have ended better if the kids couldn’t take action. The DA, and the cops agree that this was justifiable self-defense. Which is a human-right. (Hat tip NRA Armed Citizen.)

Break Into Homes, And Eventually You Will Find An Armed Homeowner

No one will be surprised at how that encounter turns out. Intruder who was shot has burglary background.

The woman, who’s name has not been disclosed, said Dority “lunged” at her in “an aggressive manner” when she opened the door to her storage building, which prompted her to fire, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation continues. No charges have been filed against the homeowner.

The paper spends a great deal of time going over this guy’s criminal record. Which is really beside the point. He didn’t get shot because of his record, he got shot because of his actions. (And he is expected to survive to be prosecuted again.)

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

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. No one should be surprised by the results of that encounter. POLICE: Home invader shot by homeowner, still on the run

The homeowner told police they awoke after hearing a noise, retrieved a firearm, and then confronted the person inside the home.

Police say the homeowner shot three times, hitting the person at least once before they ran from the home.

Cops hadn’t caught up with the guy who got shot when this story was written, but I guess they will eventually.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Update: Cops caught the guy with the gunshot wound, after about 12 hours, he finally turned up at a hospital. (The initial home invasion took place at about 3:30 in the morning.)

Around 4:15 p.m., officers were told that there was a man at the hospital with a possible gunshot wound.

Guess he finally figured that it wasn’t going to get better on its own.

New Shooters from a New Demographic

They are targets because they carry cash, or at least because the bad guys think they do. Chinese business owners in Triangle turn to guns to protect against robberies | News & Observer

Dozens of Chinese business owners in the Triangle say they have felt targeted by thieves for so long that they have turned to firearms, including AR-15 assault-style rifles, to defend their livelihoods and their families. About 100 small-business owners have banned together to form the North Carolina Chinese Hunting Club to train in shooting techniques.

Self-defense is a Human-right after all. Hat tip to From the Barrel of a Gun.

He Had What He Wanted, But He Still Shot the Clerk

We are told, “Just give robbers what they want, and you will be OK.” (The gun-hating Left never wants to talk about rapists in that light.) But this guy didn’t get that memo. Man seriously injured in south Charlotte convenience store shooting – Story | WJZY

According to police, the employee was locking up the business when the suspect forced him back inside at gunpoint. The suspect took property from the store and shot at the clerk as he left.

He also shot at a random vehicle that was passing by.

Violent criminals do not stop being violent criminals because of anything you are or are not doing. So cooperating with them is no guarantee of anything.

Of course being armed in your own self-defense is also a strategy. “There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.” But I for one believe that being armed is probably a better strategy overall than acting like a doormat, especially if there is no backup plan for if cooperation fails.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought it would be easy to rob a woman alone. He was wrong. RPD: Thursday shooting in downtown Raleigh was self-defense

According to the Raleigh Police Department, 23-year-old Morgen Matthews was walking down South Blount Street near the intersection of Davie Street when Jonathan Tyrone Peace, 28, attempted to rob her.

She pulled out a gun and shot him one time in the chest. She then waited for police to show up.

He is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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