Self-defense in Pittsburgh

Though the media hate to admit that. Police: Homeowner Shoots, Kills Young Man Trying To Force His Way Into House.

He wasn’t “trying to force his way into” the house, he had just kicked open the front door. But that comes later in the story.

Police say it all started a short time before when a 22-year-old man showed up at the house, asking if a specific person was there. The 59-year-old homeowner told the man there was no one there by that name.

“The young man asks for someone named Jamison, who we think might be a former girlfriend,” said Insp. Andrew Schurman, of Allegheny County Police.

The guy not willing to accept the fact that he was in the wrong place, or maybe the wrong time, starts screaming and trying to break in. The homeowner is on the phone with 911 when the front door gives way.

While he was on the phone with 911, the young man on the porch began screaming at the homeowner to open the door and then threatened to kick the door in, and ultimately, did kick the door in, and at that point, the homeowner discharged his firearm,” said Insp. Schurman.

And the neighbors weren’t so much “shocked” as completely clueless.

“I happened to be up watching TV late last night, and I heard what I thought was a gunshot, and I blew it off assuming it couldn’t be gunshot, because we have a very quiet neighborhood,” said [SNIP] a neighbor.

If you can read this, then you live in a part of The Real World™ where crime, and armed self-defense, can occur. You are not protected by your zip code, your neighborhood, the size of your home or the make of your car. If you are protected by anything it would along the lines of fences, walls, guards or firearms.

The investigation is ongoing, but the cops haven’t arrested anyone. Though they don’t make the final decision on charges. (And DAs HATE self-defense.)


So How’s That “No-jail-time” Program Working in Philadelphia?

They don’t like guns, but they seem to love the criminals who use them in crimes. Under DA Krasner, more gun-possession cases get court diversionary program.

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office recommended the Frankford man [Maalik Jackson-Wallace] for a court diversionary program called Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) that put him on two years’ probation. His record could have been expunged if he had successfully completed the program.

But Jackson-Wallace, 24, was arrested again on gun-possession charges in March in Bridesburg. He was released from jail after a judge granted a defense motion for unsecured bail. And on June 13, he was arrested a third time — charged with murder in a shooting two days earlier in Frankford that killed a 26-year-old man.

The DA blames everyone from prior DAs to the NRA. Because it can’t possibly be his fault.

Armed Homeowner Doesn’t Shoot Intruder, Still Manages to Defend His Family

This is guy is lucky he wasn’t shot. Police: York County man stopped home invasion early Wednesday morning.

He wakes in the middle of the night to the sound of breaking glass. Has his wife call 911 and stay with their 3 kids. He finds a stranger on his kitchen floor.

Police say Taylor then pointed a gun at Lomenzo and told him to get out. Once the intruder got up, Taylor shoved him back out the broken window and advised him not to move or he would shoot him.

Lomenzo ignored Taylor — cursing at him before trying to re-enter the residence through the same window. In response, the homeowner punched the intruder in the face. Police arrived shortly after and apprehended Lomenzo.

I’m not sure why the homeowner didn’t shoot him, but this miscreant should give thanks every day that he’s alive, because he could very easily be dead.

The homeowner suffered a bad cut from the broken glass. The miscreant was also cut by glass.

Self-defense is a human-right.

A Victory for Gun Owners in the PA Supreme Court

JusticePeople are calling this “major,” but however you slice it, it is a win. MONUMENTAL Decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding whether the Open or Conceal Carrying of a Firearm is Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime.

Cops can no longer stop someone just because they are open carrying or concealing a weapon. Both activities are legal, and absent some other specific reason to believe a law is being broken, they can’t harass people.

The Court then went on to agree with the primary argument that I made in the Amicus Brief that just as the police cannot stop an individual who is driving to see if he/she is licensed, police cannot stop an individual with a firearm (without more) to see if he/she is licensed to carry.

That’s my favorite bit of the argument, because it is the most common-sense.

So, one step forward in Pennsylvania. Hat tip to PA Gun Blog, and From the Barrel of a Gun.

Self-defense Is Legal In Pennsylvania

And some attorneys don’t like “Stand Your Ground” laws. DA won’t charge tow truck driver who shot, paralyzed rival at Homewood crash scene.

Two tow truck drivers get into an argument over who will do the tow after a crash. One pulls out a baseball bat, and the other shoots him. The attorney?

“Not once did he ever swing [the bat],” Mr. White said. [That’s the attorney for the guy who got shot] But, he added, given the way the state’s stand-your-ground law is written, prosecutors would have had “a difficult burden to overcome” because Mr. Stotlemeyer was holding the baseball bat.

Damn that stand your ground law. If not for that, they could prosecute someone for defending himself against an attack with a baseball bat.

Self-defense is a Human-right, and at least for the time being, it is your legal right in Pennsylvania.

A Shotgun Blast to the Chest Will Ruin Your Day

I’m pretty sure things didn’t turn out has he planned. One Killed In Robinson Township Shooting.

There was some kind of ongoing dispute.

Friday evening, McDonald entered the home of the 61-year-old man and allegedly threatened him.

The homeowner pulled out a shotgun and shot McDonald once in the chest, according to investigators.

The DA will determine if there are any charges, but the cops didn’t arrest the homeowner and seem to be treating it as a case of self-defense. Which is a a human-right.

Concealed Carry, Self-defense in Philadelphia

Even in a deep blue city like Philadelphia, self-defense works. Police: Man with gun permit shoots attacker in West Philly.

A guy was behaving ‘erratically,’ and appeared to be under the influence.

Witnesses said the older man, who was a local resident and appeared to be under the influence, was punching cars and people, and at one point used a rock to shatter the rear window of a Mitsubishi SUV, Small said.

At that point he was confronted by the younger man and allegedly responded by punching him in the face, Small said. The younger man responded by shooting him in the leg.

Cops were on the way, and witnessed the shooting. The CCW permit holder is cooperating with the cops.

Self-defense is a human-right. (Hat tip to The Daily Caller.)