Trooper Kevin Conner

End of watch. Flags lowered across NC to remember trooper killed on duty.

Conner stopped a white GMC pickup that was speeding on U.S. Highway 701 south of Whiteville. The truck pulled over near the intersection with Sellers Town Road, and when Conner approached the vehicle, someone inside fired multiple shots, hitting Conner in the face and the torso, authorities said.

There is a link to fund for his widow and two orphaned children at the story.


Self-defense is Legal in North Carolina

JusticeAnd this DA moves with lightning speed, compared to some. Man will not face charges in road rage shooting; DA says shooter acted in self-defense.

The shooting took place on October 4th.

Harrison pulled his vehicle over on Main Street in Valdese to give Barnes room to drive by him, according to the release. Previously, Barnes was driving close behind Harrison on U.S. 70.

Witnesses said that Barnes went to the driver’s side of Harrison’s car and started punching him, according to the release. Harrison shot Barnes once in the shoulder in response.

You could probably file this under, “A Failure of the Victim-selection Process.” I’m sure he thought he could beat up a man nearly three-times his age.

The guy who got shot is charged with assault and battery. The shooter is not being charged because self-defense is a human-right, and in North Carolina it is your legal right.

“This man acted in self-defense,” District Attorney David Learner said via the release. “I want the public to know that if you act in self-defense, I’m going to back you 100 percent.”

DAs can take a year to admit that they can’t charge someone for lawful self-defense.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Self-defense Is Legal In North Carolina

Why do guys beat on women they claim to love? Fayetteville landlord won’t be charged in shooting of tenant’s boyfriend.

A woman and her boyfriend had a fight. A while later, she went to talk to her landlord. The boyfriend kicked in the door to the landlord’s house and started beating up his girlfriend.

“I had left my gun in the truck, and I went out to the truck and I got my gun, and I come back in through the back door, and he had her right here — beating on her,” Ellison told ABC11

Ellison said the boyfriend then came after him.

“I had my gun pointed right there and I told him, ‘John let me loose, (or) I’m (going to) shoot you, Ellison said.

The boyfriend didn’t, so the landlord did.

The boyfriend – identified as John Morelli – is in the hospital. He will be charged with breaking and entering and assault.

The landlord will not face charges, because in addition to being a human-right, self-defense is your legal right in North Carolina. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Cooperation Is Supposed to Ensure Safety

The Gun-hating Left is always going on about how if you “just give them what they want” the bad guys will leave you alone. I guess these guys didn’t get that memo. Suspects in blue rubber gloves, surgical mask shoot Halifax gas station clerk.

The suspects took money and cigarettes and, while exiting the store, one of the suspects turned around and shot one of the employees.

Violent criminals do not stop being violent criminals because of anything you are, or are not, doing.

Cooperation is a strategy for dealing with a violent encounter. It is not a guarantee. Of course being armed in your own defense is also a strategy. One that is typically blocked by employers. But cooperation is in my estimation, not the best strategy, if that is all you are prepared to do.

“A warning to other would-be criminals”

I doubt they will get the memo. Burglary Suspect Caught, Held At Gunpoint After Break-In: Sheriff

They came home to find him driving a truck out from behind their house.

Morgan continued to drive his truck slowly at the homeowner, who yelled for him to stop before firing a shot into the truck’s right rear tire, the report said.

The homeowners were still holding this guy – at gunpoint – when sheriff’s deputies arrived to take him into custody. Charges include safe-cracking and felony stealing of firearms.

The warning? I think the sheriff was surprised that the homeowner didn’t shoot the criminal. Surprised or disappointed.

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

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)

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.)