Self-defense Is Legal in the State of Washington

How should a woman respond when a man knocks her to the ground and climbs on top of her? No charges for woman who killed man on side of Interstate 5 | The News Tribune

He was upset with the way she was riding her motorcycle. He boxed her in with his crossover SUV and confronted her on the side of the road.

Jones started a fight with the woman and at some point she head-butted him. Jones then slammed the woman’s head into a jersey barrier and took her to the ground.

As Jones tried to climb on top of her, she shot him in the chest with a handgun. He died at the scene.

She acted in self-defense, and so will not be charged, because self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

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Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

An ambush only works if your target isn’t forewarned. Man fatally shot by Eatonville homeowner in return fire has been identified.

So there was some “incident” between one of the 3 people in the car and the homeowner’s son. The threat to “shoot up the house” was issued. So the homeowner armed himself and took position by the front door.

Then 3 people drove up and started shooting into a bedroom of the home.

The homeowner returned fire, striking Smith. He then called 911.

Smith, of Puyallup, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other people in the car, a 31-year-old man and 17-year-old boy, fled and were arrested nearby 20 minutes later.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Don’t Bring a Sledgehammer to a Gunfight

This guy is lucky to be alive. Spokane Valley homeowner shoots man with a sledgehammer on his property

So there was a guy kicking and screaming at his front door.

Ralph Wending told deputies a man had grabbed a sledgehammer from a truck and came at him with the hammer.

He fired one shot into the ground, and a 2nd shot into his leg. Aside for the risk of hitting an artery, he could have just been shot in the chest or the head.

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

Washington State Has a Long History of Legal Self-defense

He broke into a fenced back yard, and encountered an armed homeowner. Former Vancouver mayoral candidate shoots and kills prowler in yard, police say | KGW.com

Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said the homeowner, identified as former Vancouver mayoral candidate Steven Cox, was awakened by the prowler in his fenced backyard.

“The homeowner arms himself with a gun and confronts the suspect in the yard,” she said. “A physical altercation occurs between the two and the homeowner fires one round striking the suspect.”

The guy who got shot was taken to a local hospital where he later died of a gunshot wound. And while the investigation is ongoing…

Washington state law allows someone to use reasonable force to defend themselves or their property, so long as they feel they’re about to be attacked.

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

What Would You Do to Protect Your Kids?

They weren’t just breaking in; they were breaking into a kids’ room. Homeowner kills burglar trying to break into sleeping kids’ room | KOMO

A homeowner shot and killed a burglar Thursday morning who was trying to break into a room where 2 of his young children were sleeping, the King County Sheriff’s Office says.

I think that parents have a duty to protect their kids.

SO the one would-be bad-guy is dead. The other ran.

“The person absolutely has the right to protect themselves and their family on their own property. Again, it has to be reasonable and they have to feel their life or somebody else’s was threatened with serious bodily harm,” said Sgt. Cindi West, King County Sheriff’s Office.

But the DA determines if charges will be brought.

As Sgt. West noted, self-defense is a human-right.

Woman Shoots Man in Self-defense

He charged her, and she responded appropriately. UPDATE: Man shot in Capitol Hill to be arrested – Capitol Hill Times

Seattle Police report a man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his leg Monday morning will be arrested, after investigators determined the woman who shot him was acting in self-defense.

This appears to be a domestic violence issue, because “how dare you life without me” is still a thing in some people’s minds.

It didn’t work out for this guy, whatever he was thinking.

So how would you respond to an attack (or at least being “charged”) by an ex?

He Should Have Heeded the Warning

The homeowner told the bad-guy that he was home. He broke in anyway. Homeowner shoots, kills intruder near Brown’s Point | KOMO

The homeowner awoke to the sound of a burglar on his porch, Troyer said.

The homeowner alerted the suspect that he was in the house. The suspect then forced his way into the home.

One shot was fired. The would-be bad-guy was dead at the scene.