Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Armed Citizen


One of the reasons I like belonging to the NRA is to get the monthly "1st Freedom" magazine, which has real-life examples of people using firearms to protect themselves. This one is a real gem because of the reporter's question:

"Upon witnessing someone breaking into his neighbor's home, a man immediately called the couple who live there. Police say the couple immediately returned home and found the burglar inside trying to remove a television set. The male homeowner confronted the suspect, who drew a pocketknife and struck the homeowner's hand, cutting him. That's when the homeowner pulled a .22 pistol and fired two shots, wounding the intruder and causing him to flee. He was later apprehended. When a local reporter asked Knoxville, Tenn., policeman Mark Pressley the impertinent question of whether the couple would be charged in the incident, he replied, "They're kind of the innocent victims here. They've had enough problems."

Crazy huh? The reporter evaluated the situation based on who had the highest level weapon, not who was wrong to begin with. That's why reporters were against Israel last August. It didn't matter that Israel was attacked by Hezbollah. Israel has more weapons and therefore the guilty party. The guy in the above story has a gun vs. a knife, so he is the guilty party. Bizarro World logic.

Here's another story:

Police say a 17 year old was home with his cousin when four armed men kicked in the door and started shooting. The teen rushed to grab his shotgun and fired at his assailants, killing two of them. The other suspects fled, but were later apprehended. "Truthfully, it was either them or me," said the teen. "I'm thankful to be standing here today. I thank God."

19 comments:

American Crusader said...

I'm willing to bet that there were reporters also asking the same questions...will the teen be charged?

Russet Shadows said...

I am willing to bet that reporters have an IQ one standard deviation below that of the general populace.

Eyes said...

Hi ac, NOPE... It happened in Houston...


Hi RS... LOL!!! You got that right!

Eyes said...

From the same issue: Texas Rep Driver has introduced his state's version of a Castle Doctrine bill, granting law-abiding citizens more leeway to legally defend themselves and their families in public.

The change would take standards applied to homes and expand them to cars and businesses, establishing the assumption that an intruder illegally entering a vehicle or place of business intends to harm and that the operator has the right to use deadly force in defense.

The bill also would amend the civil code to make it more difficult for a criminal or that family of a criminal to sue someone who used deadly force justifiably.

Strong support is expected.

The Merry Widow said...

The Constitution and common sense still live in parts of this country!
Good on those folks for standing up to bullies!
Hi, Eyes!

tmw

The Merry Widow said...

The Constitution and common sense still live in parts of this country!
Good on those folks for standing up to bullies!
Hi, Eyes!

tmw

Eyes said...

Hi tmw, Yes, it is good to have sanctuaries of sanity... Thank God for the 'Republic'! The good news is gun laws are loosening up all over the US. They've found that if criminals can't guarantee an unarmed victim, they think twice.

The Merry Widow said...

A few years ago, the concealed carry laws were loosened up here in Florida. So the scum started going after the tourists, so a cartoonist showed a couple getting off of an airplane and being issued a handgun. I think it was the same cartoonist who drew a cartoon a few years before that, when we were having all the fires(before 98)and a couple driving into the state were issued a large fire extinguisher, the husnad turned to the wife and said, "Last time we got orange juice."
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Eyes said...

LOL! Funny! "I'll take a Lady Smith and a Glock please." Morning tmw

nanc said...

'tis better to be armed

than harmed!

i always say...

Eyes said...

Amen sister!

Brooke said...

Go Texas! :D

Better to be tried by twelve than carried by six, I say!

Eyes said...

That's a good one to remember Brooke! We have the 'Castle Doctrine' here in Texas, which simply means you can use deadly force to repell an unauthorized invader of your home / "Castle". They're trying to expand it to include your car and your private business premises.

Eyes said...

... and of course persons with 'Concealed Weapons Permits' can use it public to protect themselves from attack. It's quite an ordeal to get one though, qualification, instruction, fingerprinting, FBI checks, etc...

The Merry Widow said...

Florida has some of the more lenient CCP's, and the funny thing is, except in Orlando we don't have much crime. In fact, most of the murders in our county turn out to be body dropoffs from the big O!
Of course any big city, Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa/St. Petersberg, do have higher rates!
AND we do have the expanded castle law, and no problems!

tmw

Eyes said...

That's great tmw, Florida seems to be another of the sane states:>D

Yankee Doodle said...

Good post.

A blogger from Texas had a post about gun control in the UK: Gun Control is the Coward's Way Out.

Pay him a visit and say "Howdy".

Eyes said...

Thanks YD, I stopped by... I really like his writing. He sounds authentic!

cube said...

There are so many degenerates out there that I can't imagine not being armed.