Self-defense Is Legal in Virginia

And an explanation of the rules. Why Botetourt County residents had the legal right to shoot intruder.

A guy broke in, held the owner at gunpoint and demanded keys to a truck. Then another resident shot him twice in the neck.

Tod Burke, a criminal justice expert and former police officer, has published work on home invasions and said that, based on the evidence he’s seen, the homeowners were well within their rights.

“The danger is right there at that moment,” he said. “It gives them the legal right to defend themselves.”

In situations of self-defense, the non-aggressors, which Thursday were the people inside the home, need to reasonably believe force is necessary to protect themselves. In this case, the intruder was armed, and firing their gun at the people inside.

Self-defense is a human-right.

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Get Woke, Go Broke – And Take the Neighborhood With You

Don’t believe their ad campaign. Lexington, Virginia wants you to believe they are not a town where hate has a home. Refusal To Serve Sarah Sanders Ruined Summer Tourism Biz Of Entire Town.

Remember when the owner of The Red Hen, a Virginia eatery, kicked Presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of her restaurant last June? Well, three months later tourism in the region is still dead thanks to the Trump-hating restaurant making the area seem uninviting to visitors. And now locals are starting to worry that the Trump haters have destroyed their bread and butter.

And so an “emergency” ad campaign to tell you to forget what actually happened, and the hate spewed by one of their marquis businesses, they really want need your money.

Thus, the town’s tourism suffered thanks to the angry leftists who has made Lexington look like a bastion of hate. Who wants to go to a town where you might get refused service if they happen to find out you support a politician they don’t like?

Who would risk being treated like garbage when you are just trying to relax and enjoy yourself?

I don’t think they made it “look like a bastion of hate.” I think they just revealed the true situation to everyone.

How Should a 61-year-old Defend Herself from a 30-year-old?

If not with a firearm? Woman likely shot and killed man in self-defense, Newport News police say.

The 61-year-old woman shot the man during a dispute inside the 55th Street home at about 2 p.m., Newport News police spokesman Brandon Maynard said following an initial police investigation.

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“As of right now, it appears to be a self-defense shooting,” Maynard said.

And while I find it odd that the police have to teach the following lesson, at least they are spelling it out clearly. That they have to define the difference between homicide and murder is a sad commentary on something.

Drew acknowledged that Saturday’s shooting meets the definition of homicide — defined as the killing of one person by another. But he said that if prosecutors deem it justified, it would not be considered a criminal act for FBI crime reporting purposes.

You would think that reporters who cover crime would know this, but I don’t believe that they do.

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

He Suffered a Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

If you break into homes you will eventually find an armed homeowner. Police: Roanoke Co. homeowner shoots 27-year-old trying to rob his home.

Roanoke County Police said a man tried to rob a home in Roanoke County but was instead shot dead.

The investigation is ongoing, but no one was arrested.

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

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

You could also file this under “Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight.” Richmond clerk fires gun at knife-carrying robber: ‘I had to take action’. When confronted, the would-be-robber ran like a rabbit.

“Fired at” not “Fired at and hit” is the key phrase. (Practice, Practice, Practice!)

“With him threatening my wife and threatening me again when he saw me, I had to take action,” said Haddad. “When someone threatens you with a knife, you don’t know what they are capable of doing.”

Still, the action taken stopped the attack. Cops caught up with the getaway vehicle, and after a short foot chase, arrested 3 people.

Three people were arrested after a convenience store robbery Tuesday night: two brothers and their female friend.

Self-defense is a Human-right.

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0

A breakdown of the victim-selection process. Sheriff’s office: Man shot during burglary in The Plains.

There was an argument. He went to the guy’s house later and kicked in the door. (But the paper calls it a “burglary.”)

Occupants of the home reported that a short man wearing a mask had entered through the door, according to the news release.

“One of the occupants of the residence fired several gun shots at the man who then fled on foot,” Hartman said in the news release.

A K-9 search, identified an area. Cops then found and arrested one guy in a vehicle (the one involved in the dispute, and also the one who got shot), and a second co-conspirator hiding in a ditch.

Hawkes is charged with burglary at night while armed, conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit abduction and wearing a mask in public. He is in law enforcement custody while receiving medical treatment, according to the news release.

The other guy is charged with “conspiracy to commit” most of the list above and at least one other thing. He is held without bond.

Self-defense is a human-right.