Wake Forest Sheriff Gets a Bit of a Wakeup

The North Carolina sheriff stopped issuing pistol-purchase permits because of COVID-19. Wake sheriff to resume pistol permit applications halted by coronavirus concerns.

He still gets to take COVID-19 into account, but he has to issue permits.

The consent order gives Baker up to seven days to implement the changes needed to resume accepting pistol purchase applications. Information on the modified application process will be available on the Sheriff’s Office Pistol Permits Office’s website in the next few days.

Concealed carry permits are still on hold because they stopped doing fingerprinting. Infectious disease protocols, don’t you know.

So why is any sheriff issuing “purchase permits?” Seems very anti-Second-Amendment to me. (Hat tip to Pirate’s Cove.)

Armed Self-defense Evens the Odds

Or what would you do if 5 people tried to rob you at an ATM? Police: Woman shoots teen after 5 people try to rob her at west Charlotte ATM.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. at an ATM on Beatties Ford Road near Montana Drive. The woman says the teen and four others attempted to rob her at gunpoint while she was in her vehicle at an ATM machine. The woman says she shot the 17-year-old in self defense.

The kid later called 911 to say he was shot.

Police are still investigating, but self-defense is a human-right. (Hat tip to TheBlaze.)

A Dad Protects His Daughter

What do you think he should have done? Talk sternly to the intruder? Dad tackles burglar after hearing daughter scream, holds him at gunpoint until deputies arrive.

The incident happened Thursday morning at a home on Philadelphia Church Road. Officials say the homeowner was lying in bed when his wife and daughter returned home from a dentist appointment. A short time later, he heard his daughter scream and rushed to her room where he found an intruder.

No word on how old the daughter is.

So would this be better if he had a knife, or a baseball bat? Would he have been able to help capture someone on a bit of a crime spree if he wasn’t armed? How would the good guy being disarmed have made this situation better? I wish the gun-hating Left would have to explain.

In the meantime, self-defense is a human-right.

When Seconds Count, Police Are Minutes Away

Hand CuffsThey keep calling these two “teens.” They should be calling them violent criminals, but that wouldn’t be nice. Man tackles teen trying to carjack wife in Ballantyne; neighbor shoots suspect.

A crime spree, involving car theft, and armed robbery. The car was stolen on the 29th of last month. They were driving around in the early morning robbing people on their way to work or the gym.

Six minutes later, officers spotted that stolen Camry which matched the description of the vehicle used in the previous two crimes and tried to pull it over. The driver refused to stop, though, and led police on a chase that ended when the Camry crashed into a tree on Bevington Place.

They arrested the driver.

The teenage driver, who police said is a convicted felon, was taken to the hospital but will survive.

His accomplice ran to a nearby neighborhood and was in the process of carjacking a woman just back from the gym, when her husband and the neighbors intervened.

During the carjacking, the victim’s husband ran out of the house and tackled the suspect.

Neighbors heard the commotion and also ran outside. At least one of them was armed and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon, police said.

When the suspect refused, one of the neighbors shot him.

He was shot in the leg with a shotgun, when he reached for his gun. He’ll survive.

The article refers to him as a “17-year-old boy.” But since he is 17, and he apparently has committed several felonies, I would guess that he will be charged as an adult. Just a guess. In any event, you would do better to refer to him as an armed criminal, a would-be bad-guy. But then the media loves to sugarcoat stuff.

As for the minutes… It took cops about 5 or 10 minutes to arrive and take this guy into custody, even though the other scene wasn’t far away. (Another guess – they had to dispatch someone else because those cops were dealing with the crashed Toyota Camry and that guy.)

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Hand CuffsHe thought trying to rob someone getting a fast-food breakfast was a good idea. Would-be victim shoots robber at Burger King, Fayetteville police say.

[The police] investigation revealed the man attempted to rob someone when the would-be victim pulled out a gun, firing several shots and hitting the man once.

The whole thing remains under investigation. The guy who got shot is expected to be Okay. And self-defense is a human-right.

How Should a Woman Respond to an Intruder in Her Home?

I know what I would do. Update: Monkey Junction shooting was self-defense, homeowner won’t be charged.

According to WPD, “The victim arrived home and discovered her front door ajar. Once inside, she heard someone moving from room to room. She retrieved her handgun, confronted the suspect — identified as Michael Jarvis, 37 — and shot him. Jarvis was transported to the hospital and, as of Tuesday morning, is in critical condition. The homeowner will not be charged.“

Self-defense is a human-right.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought it was a good idea to break into a home. Guilford County man shoots person trying to break into his home, deputies say.

A homeowner responded to a person trying to break into his home by arming himself. He shot the person, and then someone (the homeowner?) called police.

When [police] got there, they found a person with a gunshot wound down the road, not far from the home. Investigators say the suspect was taken to Moses Cone Hospital with unspecified injuries.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in North Carolina it is mostly your legal-right.

Neighbors Were Shocked

Facepalm X 2Because they usually are… Neighbors shocked after shots fired into home, car on Rivermeade Drive in High Point.

And they acted like insane average people.

After hearing shots outside their home…

“We decided to get up and go to the door and see what it was,” she said.

OK, here’s an important safety tip. If you hear gun shots, DO NOT go and look to see what is going on. Take cover. Military cover. Don’t just hide. (That is concealment.) Put something between you and the bad guys. Brick. Granite. Bookshelves full of books are a good option. DO NOT put yourself in the line of fire to satisfy your curiosity, or you may end up like the cat.

Oh, and crime is not something that happens to “other kinds of people” in “other kinds of places.” If you can read this, then you live in The Real World™ where crime can, and all too often does, happen. You are not protected by your zip code.

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought breaking into a home was a fine idea. He was wrong. Graham man shot during attempted break-in.

An investigation revealed that Tristan Antonio Chavez, 22, of Stockard Road, tried to gain access into the home by “beating and kicking the door,” officials said. The homewoner confronted Chavez, and a brief struggle occurred. After the homeowner was struck, Chavez was shot.

When he gets out of the hospital, he will be taken to the county jail. The investigation continues.

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

What If You Dialed 911 and Couldn’t Get Through?

You can also file this under, “No one does proper systems design anymore.” UPDATE: Miscommunication is to blame for the 5 hour outage in NC Friday morning.

Redundancy? That’s expensive. Besides, the network is ALWAYS there. Until it isn’t.

So they needed to relocate fiber optic cables because a bridge is being built. So far so good. These kinds of things happen. Which means, the people who build critical infrastructure need to be aware of single points of failure. Of course the people doing the moving of communications infrastructure should figure out if it is CRITICAL to public safety before the pull the plug. But all that documentation is hard to go thru, and how critical can it be, anyway? Oh, it is just the ability of a big part of North Carolina to reach 911. What could go wrong?

911 services in six North Carolina counties and the Cherokee Tribal reservation have been restored after a five-hour outage.

I hope no one had a heart attack, or had to deal with an attacker overnight.

Calling 911 is a fine thing to do, but you should be aware that the system isn’t perfect. You should have a plan B.

HOAs Are Just Evil

This is one of the more stupid actions a home owners’ association has taken. Woman whose son was killed in Aurora warehouse shooting told by North Carolina homeowners’ association to remove Aurora Strong flag.

So this grieving family was threatened with fines of $100 per day, because flag poles are evil in the view of the HOA.

“I contacted the association and said to the architect, can I tell you about the five people who were murdered and the five policemen who were shot? Can I tell you about the other people who will never be the same who were there that day?” Kendra said.

Once the story was picked up by a local news station and the idiocy of the board was on public display, they backed off on the fines, but still want the flag pole gone. Or at least moved. And they only want her to fly the flag honoring her dead son one day out of the year.

Self-defense Is Legal In North Carolina

JusticeEven if you use a crossbow to defend yourself. DA: No charges for NC man who shot neighbor with crossbow.

I really wanted to use a snappy title, like “Self-defense: Medieval-weaponry edition,” but there is little that is primitive about the modern crossbow.

A district attorney in North Carolina says no charges will be filed against a man who shot and killed a neighbor with a crossbow.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Homeowner Uses “Rubber” Buckshot to Stop Home Invader

Seems to have worked. OCSO: Man shot with rubber bullets during burglary.

2:50 AM a family wakes up to the sound of someone trying to break in.

The homeowner grabbed his shotgun, which was loaded with rubber buckshot, and went around the back of the house to check it out where he allegedly found 23-year-old Jacksonville resident Patrick James Lankford.

Thomas said the homeowner confronted Lankford, and Lankford allegedly picked up a chair and started coming after the homeowner. The homeowner then shot Lankford in the lower leg with a rubber buckshot round.

Deputies arrive and arrest the bad guy, at which point he tries to resist. They take him to the hospital, and then to the lockup.

“It was self-defense on his part,” [Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Col. Chris] Thomas said, adding that the homeowner was protecting his home and family. “I think the suspect’s very fortunate that the homeowner used rubber bullets instead of traditional ones.”

Self-defense is a human-right.

School Officials Are Afraid of MAGA Hats and American Flags

This headline is a baldfaced lie. North Carolina school officials cancel football game after cheerleaders’ Trump 2020 banner.

They canceled the game because they didn’t want to be on the national news with a bunch of people telling them what idiots they are.

A week after authorities placed a North Carolina high school cheerleading squad on probation for displaying a pro-Trump banner before a football game, school officials abruptly canceled the school’s Friday night game due to safety concerns.

There is a school policy that bans kids from displaying political signs/banners and distributing political literature.

School officials said in a statement released the day after the photo appeared. “Stanly County Schools respects the rights of its students, staff, and visitors to express their opinions in a respectful manner on their own time; however, Stanly County Board of Education policy prohibits the display or distribution of political advertisements on campus or at school events.”

I’m no lawyer, but I don’t see how this is compatible with the First Amendment. Maybe it could be “while in an official school uniform” like cheerleader or athlete. And even then, as long as no official coercion was involved… wouldn’t this fall under the same laws as prayer. Teams can pray, as long as no one is forced, and no official leads the prayer. But hey, just because that’s what the Constitution calls for, doesn’t mean that’s how the courts have decided stuff.

Anyway, a bunch of patriots had decided to attend the game, wave American flags, and support the cheerleaders. There would probably have been more than a few MAGA hats in attendance as well. Being the spinless jellyfish they are, the school-board cancelled the game.

They Suffered a Failure of the Victim Selection Process

My only fear is that he will end up charged with something, because DAs HATE self-defense. 19-year-old says he fired several shots at 2 men who broke into his Hickory home.

The 19-year-old said he was asleep inside the home in northeast Hickory when two men broke in armed with a handgun.

“I opened one eye because my dog was whimpering. When I opened it there were two men standing over top of me,” Freeman Haney said.

He grabbed a firearm and defended himself.

A guy with several gunshot wounds walked into a local hospital a short time later. Police are interviewing him.

Self-defense is a human-right, but for some reason I have a feeling they are going to charge this kid with something, because Prosecutors HATE self-defense.

How Would You Greet Two Masked Men in Your Home?

And they were armed. The homeowner was shot but survived. Homeowner fatally shoots suspect during Cumberland County burglary.

When deputies arrived they found the homeowner, 46-year-old Tony Libson, who told deputies that two masked individuals broke into his home and shot him and that he returned gunfire, according to a news release from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

One would-be miscreant died at the scene, the other ran like a rabbit.

The investigation is ongoing. Self-defense is a human-right. (And yes, there are a lot of stories from North Carolina today.)

Self-defense Is Legal in North Carolina

JusticeBut then I thought it was. If anything is newsworthy, it is that the DA made the determination of self-defense in only a couple of weeks. Wilmington police: Homeowner shot man in self-defense.

Paul Roland had kicked in the front door of a home when the homeowner shot him.

“We have consulted with the District Attorney’s Office on this incident and have determined that (the homeowner) acted in self-defense,” the release quoted Wilmington Police Capt. Thomas Tilmon.

My original post on this story is at this link. Self-defense is a human-right.

How Would You Respond to Someone Kicking Open Your Front Door?

Maybe he should have thought up a different plan. Wilmington police investigating shooting death.

According to the release, Roland was allegedly trying to enter a neighbor’s home by kicking in the door. The homeowner shot Roland after Roland reportedly forced the door open.

The investigation continues, but no charges have been filed against the homeowner. If someone kicks open your door, that is probably Self-defense. Which is a a human-right.

Aren’t Cops Trained to Ask for ID?

Not when a black man is in his own home, apparently. Man mistaken for burglar in his own home.

A North Carolina homeowner was handcuffed and detained after his home security alarm called the police.

According to WTVD, Kazeem was in his boxer shorts in the foyer of his house starring down the barrel of a Raleigh Police officer’s gun.

Handcuffed, stuffed in the back of a squad car, and his ID was in the next room.

The department is “looking into it.” The homeowner just wants an apology.

How Much Do Leftists In Education Hate the Military?

JusticeEnough to think that of course they can break federal law. Feds: NC school will reinstate Army reservist fired while on active duty.

He was in the reserves. He got activated. They “eliminated his position.”

Coffer filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor, which investigated and made a point of telling former Superintendent Ray Spain that the reservist wanted his job back.

After reinstatement or the offer of an equivalent position didn’t materialize, the Labor Department referred the matter to the Justice Department, which took it to federal court.

The law in question, signed in 1994 by William Jefferson Clinton, is The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.

That 1994 statute, signed into law by former President Bill Clinton, “safeguards the rights of uniformed service members to return to their civilian employment following absences due to military service obligations and protect[s] servicemembers from discrimination on the basis of their military obligations,” Justice Department officials said in a Thursday news release.

Click thru and read some of the insane and insulting comments made to this guy by “professional educators.”

They are educators and Leftists. You don’t tell them what to do. (Is discriminating against someone because of their military status a Hate Crime?