They Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

If not with a firearm, then how exactly should a 79-year-old defend himself from a 26-year-old intruder? 79-year-old Winston-Salem man shoots would-be robber in the head | myfox8.com

It was 2:30 in the afternoon when there came a knock on the door. 77-year-old Barbara Ella Melton answered it and two bad-guys forced their way in.

Police say the two men began assaulting Noah [Melton, 79] with a blunt object once they were inside. But, Noah was able to draw his handgun which he was carrying in his waistband, and fired one round, hitting one of his assailants in the head. The man who was shot has been identified as 26-year-old Lourenco Marcus Reed.

The guy who got shot is in the hospital. The 2nd guy ran like a rabbit; police are still searching for him.

I suppose they figured a 79-year-old would be an easy target. Perhaps they didn’t know he was a veteran.

Police say Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill has determined that no criminal charges will be sought against Noah. Neighbors say he is recovering, but has some bruising on his face.

Self-defense is a human-right.

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He Ignored the Order of Protection

An order of protection (or restraining order in the common parlance) is just a piece of paper. It won’t protect you from someone determined to do violence. Ex-boyfriend shot after violating order of protection, attacking man, deputies say

So there was a restraining order in place. He was supposed to stay away from his ex-girlfriend. But he went to her home with gasoline and a baseball bat.

Deputies said a man who was at the home came outside after dogs started barking, and he then smelled a strong odor of gasoline near his vehicle.

The man said he found Cuthbertson hiding behind his vehicle and Cuthbertson attacked him with a baseball bat, hitting him in the head multiple times, deputies said.

The man shot Cuthbertson and then helped care for him until EMS arrived, according to deputies.

Caring for the guy that just hit you in the head with a baseball bat is above and beyond the call of duty as far as I am concerned.

If you need a restraining order, then you also need a plan for your protection and the protection of those around you, because not everyone will respect that piece of paper. And the cops are not going to be on hand when you need them. They will show up after the fact and conduct an investigation.

As for the guy who got shot, he is apparently not smart enough to understand the phrase, “It’s over!” Maybe he will get it now, but I doubt it.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

So how would you respond to someone trying to force their way into your home? Sanford woman shoots, kills home intruder :: WRAL.com

Deputies said a woman at 320 S. Plank Road grabbed her pistol after hearing somebody jiggling her door knob just before 11 a.m.

When the woman answered the door, Bryant Latrelle Martin, 29, of 281 S. Plank Road, attempted to force his way into the house and got into a struggle with the homeowner, authorities said.

She shot several times. He suffered a “gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The homeowner’s son was in the house at the time and called 911.

North Carolina has a version of the Castle Doctrine, so I for one doubt that the homeowner will face charges, but those decisions aren’t made by cops. They apparently decided not to arrest her for the shooting, which makes perfect sense.

Self-defense is a human-right.

He Was Told to Stay Away. He Didn’t Listen

Hasty is the name of the town, not a description of the homeowner. Laurinburg Exchange | Man shot by Hasty homeowner

Longstanding argument. The police had been called before. The homeowner even swore out warrants after an incident the previous week.

“Johnson had been warned previously not to trespass,” said [Major Ruben Castellon chief detective of Scotland County Sheriff’s Office]. “He came back and became aggressive and was shot.”

Cops view it as self-defense. Which is a human-right.

Not the Sharpest Tool in the Shed

So this guy goes to commit a crime with shoes that have his name written on the sole. And he loses one at the scene of the crime. Suspect leaves shoes with name on it at scene of break-in after being shot | WLOS

So he breaks into an occupied home and finds (you guessed it) an armed homeowner. He gets shot in the leg and jumps out the window he broke in through. In the process, he loses one shoe. At the hospital, he claims he shot himself.

Lewis was charged after deputies found a shoe at the scene with “Jon Lewis” written on the bottom.

Would You Characterize as “a Teen” Someone Old Enough to be Charged as an Adult?

Technically I suppose an 18-year-old is a “teenager,” but in the eyes of the law they are usually treated like an adult. NC homeowner shoots 1 of 5 teens who broke into his house, sheriff says | WNCN

No media bias here. We aren’t trying to paint the wicked gun-owner as someone who would shoot a defenseless 13-year-old. Of course the youngest person involved was 17.

So how exactly would you respond to an invasion of your home perpetrated by 5 suspects? All 17 or 18 years old.

Nasym Harris, 17, Darryl Blount Jr., 17, Nyshiem Cantey, 17, Tzyire Cantey, 18, Corey Jones Jr., 17, were arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods and felony conspiracy.

The fact that they were committing a felony is highlighted by the reporter, but whoever writes the headlines clearly doesn’t want to paint gun owners in a favorable light.

Good Guys 5, Bad Guys 0. Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense in North Carolina

How would you greet a stranger on your property at 4:30 AM? Especially if he was trying to “kill and rob” you? Police continue to investigate downtown shooting

He heard a car, and noises so he went to investigate.

The homeowner reported that the man he shot had an object similar to a shovel and came at him, according to the 911 call released Thursday by the Asheville Police Department.

Before the homeowner saw the man, he reported hearing a car pull up to his house, so he went to his back window to see what was outside.

The would-be bad-guy miscalculated, however. He ended up with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Police are still investigating.