An Epic Fail of the Victim-selection Process

If you are going to break into homes, you shouldn’t pick the home of a cop. Off-duty officer shoots man trying to break into home on…

So the cop and his family woke up in response to someone banging on the door at 12:30 AM.

“The sergeant armed himself and came to door yelling several commands, ‘Who are you?’ ‘What do you want?'” Acevedo said. “The suspect ignored commands and questions and kept pounding on the door.”

When he broke a window on his way to breaking in, the officer shot several times, hitting the would-be bad-guy at least once.

So does this qualify as “Stupid Criminals.”

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Giving the Criminal What He Wanted Did NOT Ensure Safety

That is one of the mantras of the Left. Just give the criminal what he wants, and he will leave you alone. I guess this guy didn’t get that memo. Man in ski mask robs gas station shoots clerk in leg, police say | CW39 NewsFix

The gas station clerk told police that a man wearing a ski mask and black jacket took money from the cash register and other items in the store before shooting him in the leg.

Cooperating with criminals is a strategy for dealing with a violent encounter. At times, it may be the only option open to you. But you should not confuse “strategy” with “guarantee.” In this case, even after the criminal had everything he could hope to profit from, he still committed a violent act. This is because violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals based on anything you are or are not doing.

Being armed is also a strategy. It is also not a guarantee. But I believe it is a better strategy than doing nothing.

How Should an Elderly, Bed-ridden Man Defend Himself from an Intruder?

That is, if he is denied the use of a firearm. Elderly Grayson County homeowner shoots man during alleged break-in

Neighbors said the homeowner, who is elderly and bedridden, told them the intruder worked on his yard in the past and has allegedly created problems recently.

He kept a gun next to his bed, and when the would-be bad-guy broke in, he shot him 3 times in the stomach.

Cops caught up with him at a local hospital. They are trying to figure out how he got there with is injuries.

Without the means to equalize the situation, the old and the infirm will be at the mercy of the young and violent. The small will be at the mercy of the strong, and anyone can be overpowered my multiple assailants.

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

Yet Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought trying to break into a home by charging at the homeowner was a good idea, but he forgot that this is Texas. Police at incident in northeast El Paso, one person hospitalized | KFOX

The suspect is being accused of using a weapon and charging at the homeowner. Police said the homeowner fired a handgun, striking the alleged burglar.

They said the suspect ran off after being shot, but was found nearby by police.

He will be booked once he gets out of the hospital.

Texans are Still Armed, Home-invaders Are Still Getting Shot

He thought breaking into an apartment was a good idea. He was wrong. San Angelo Police identify man killed in apparent burglary shooting

It isn’t just homeowners who are armed. Apartment dwellers can defend themselves just as well. (It is Texas after all).

Just after 12:20 p.m. Monday, San Angelo Police were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 200 block of South Fillmore Street for the report of a burglary in progress in which the resident shot an intruder.

The guy who got shot died from his wounds.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Texans Are Still Armed, Home-invaders Are Still Getting Shot

If you break into homes (especially in Texas?) you will eventually find an armed homeowner. Schertz police: Man fatally shot during botched home invasion – San Antonio Express-News

Detectives said the man had forced his way into the home while brandishing a handgun.

Once inside, the homeowner shot the the man several times, investigators said.

He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

He apparently thought having a gun made him dangerous*. Homeowner shoots armed intruder who fired but missed in east Oak Cliff.

Bad guy shoots at a homeowner as he is pulling into his driveway.

The shot missed, and the homeowner then produced his own handgun and fired back, hitting the intruder.

The homeowner then backed out into the street and called 911, police said.

What did he think would happen? This is Texas, after all. The would-be bad-guy was taken to a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.

* The first line of this post is a reference to a Robert Heinlein quote from Starship Troopers. “There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.” Having a gun didn’t make the bad guy dangerous.