Good Guy With a Gun Stops Kidnapping

This is the kind of thing the gun-hating-Left says never happens. (Never say never.) Witness pulls out gun, stops suspect from kidnapping 11-year-old girl, police say.

According to Sgt. Tommy Thompson with Phoenix police, the suspect approached the girl from behind, grabbed her arm and pulled it behind her back and put his arm over her face while she was walking to school near 19th Avenue and Bell Road on April 3.

When the suspect started talking to the girl, a witness knocked him down and told him to leave the girl alone.

The Good Samaritan only ran the creep off and didn’t try to hold him for police. (Hat tip to MaddMedic.)

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Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

How would you respond to intruders at one o’clock in the morning? PD: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder in Phoenix home invasion.

A man has died after a homeowner shot him as he and another man attempted to enter a home in Phoenix early Saturday morning.

One would-be bad-guy is dead; the other is in the hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

Homeowner Manages to Lock Burglar in Shed

This guy is not the sharpest tool in the shed. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Phoenix police: Burglary suspect shot in leg by homeowners – Arizona’s Family

So at about 5:15 in the morning, homeowners wake up to this guy breaking into their “utility shed.”

The homeowners confronted the suspect and locked him inside. As police responded, the suspect began to force his way out of the shed.

The husband stayed at the door, attempting to keep the suspect locked inside as his wife ran to retrieve their handgun.

Before the cops arrived, the burglar ended up getting shot in the leg. (Where is that tiny violin?)

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

They Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. The results should not be surprising. Police: Homeowner opens fire during apparent robbery attempt | KSAZ

So how do you respond to an attack by multiple bad-guys, if you don’t have access to a firearm?

So a group of people break into a house. The homeowner opens fire in self-defense.

One miscreant is dead, one was wounded, and “several other people fled the scene.”

Things could have turned out very bad for the owner of that house, but Arizona is a state that recognizes that good people have right to defend themselves from bad people. (The reporter in this case isn’t to clear on that subject.)

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense Friday

Several stories of self-defense.

File this first story under “Don’t bring a crowbar to a gunfight.” Crowbar-wielding intruder is shot

Sgt. Vince Lewis says the homeowner called police early Thursday morning to report shooting the intruder after waking to find him inside the home.

According to Lewis, the resident chased the intruder outside, shot the suspect and then held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

That one is still under investigation…

A home invasion robber thwarted by an armed homeowner in Portland, Oregon. Reported intruder dead, homeowner injured in SE Portland

Later Thursday, police said the homeowner was the victim of a home invasion robbery involving several suspects. Lazarides was killed in the home and the others fled. Police said they had very little information about them.

From Louisville, Kentucky another story of self-defense. Resident shoots man trying to break into home, police says

Police were called to the house after the homeowner said he shot one of two men who were trying to break in. The other man ran.

One is injured and in custody. The other ran like a rabbit. There was a call earlier in the week about 2 men casing houses.

In each of these cases police were eventually called via 911. But bad things were already happening (or already done happening) when those calls were made. Calling 911 is a fine thing, but the need for self-defense can come on in an instant. How prepared are you?

Intruder Meets Armed Homeowner

The results of that meeting should not surprise anyone. Phoenix police: Homeowner shoots intruder

After repeated warnings to leave the property, the bad-guy ignored the man with the gun, and started climbing through the window.

According to [Sgt. Vince Lewis, a Phoenix police spokesman], the homeowner, who is in his 60s, told police that he heard glass break and saw someone in the backyard trying to get into his house through a window. The homeowner said he warned the intruder that he had a gun and told him to leave the property twice before opening fire. It appeared the man, whom police described as being between 17 and 20 years old, was partially through the window when the homeowner shot him, Lewis said.

The now-injured bad guy escaped over the fence, and made it about 5 houses away. That is where emergency crews found him with life-threatening injuries. He is not expected to survive.

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. Self-defense is a human right.