Self-defense Is Still Legal in North Carolina

Two guys (father and son) approached him, and one of them was armed. They probably thought a guy driving a Subaru wasn’t likely to be armed. No charges in fatal road rage case.

No charges will be filed as a result of an Aug. 5, 2018, road rage incident in eastern Wilkes County that left a man dead and his son severely injured, according to a statement sent by District Attorney Tom Horner’s office and identified as being jointly made by Horner and Wilkes Sheriff Chris Shew.

The statement said, “Not only would it be impossible for a jury to determine beyond a reasonable doubt that either surviving individual to this tragedy was guilty of a crime, but that an initial indictment would be impossible to be obtained from a grand jury based upon a lesser burden of proof being that of probable cause.”

The events that lead up to this, make the entire incident pointless, but the dead guy and his son – in the eyes of the law – put this guy in a position where he feared for his life, and so he was legally able to defend himself. (And because he had a concealed carry license, he was actually able to defend himself.)


“The robbery did not go as planned.”

I could start this the same as the previous post – “Two men walk into a bar convenience store.” Held at gunpoint in Christmas Day robbery, customer pulled his own weapon, NC cops say.

While the would-be robbers held the people in the store at gunpoint, “one of the patrons was armed and shot at the two robbers,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a press release.

The Sheriff’s Office thinks both miscreants were injured, and the have arrested one. They are looking for 2 more (2nd guy in the store plus a driver.)

Self-defense is a human-right.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

They thought it would be easy to rob a convenience store. Police: 7-Eleven clerk shoots suspect during attempted robbery.

Several people walk into a 7-Eleven for the purposes of robbing it.

Police say one of the 7-Eleven clerks fired at the suspects, striking one of them. The injured suspect was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Self-defense is a human-right.

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.