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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Brave New World Edition(NC)
The Truth About Guns ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman

Posted on 04/28/2012 7:41:40 PM PDT by marktwain

When Erin McCoy awoke from a Saturday afternoon nap to the sound of glass breaking, she grabbed a shotgun. Seeing a hand trying to open the window in her kitchen, she tried to warn him off, but he kept coming. That’s when she sent an ounce or so of persuasion toward the uninvited guest. Pretty much your standard issue DGU. Woman defends herself, suspects flee and one presents at the local ER with a sucking chest wound claiming he was “shot while playing basketball.” But in a post-Trayvon world, something has changed . . .

Check out the report of the burglary interruptus from WRAL, Fayetteville, North Carolina, above. Notice the feigned surprise of the talking head, Jackie Highland, as she intro’s the story and throws it to Brian Mims.

“So Brian, state law protects the homeowner in this case?”

That’s when Bri gives the camera a gravely concerned look and a heavy, world-weary sigh before launching into an extended – well, for TV news, anyway – description of North Carolina’s Castle Doctrine law for the uneducated masses who still actually look to local broadcasts for anything more than the weather report. He even throws in a reference to Jolly Ol’ England, citing the law’s origins. Impressive.

Anecdotally speaking, this seems to be the new normal. Almost every account of someone using a gun to defend himself now carries a much more detailed description of how the Castle Doctrine applies and the fact that, when used as written, the gun user is protected from prosecution.

The more disapproving accounts (no matter how clear-cut the DGU may have been) go to great lengths to explain that police and prosecutors’ hands are tied in these cases by the Machiavellian machinations of the state legislature that enacted the statute. Others give a more straightforward rundown of the protections afforded a self-defender. YMMV depending on locality and the J-school the reporter involved attended.

It’s hard to tell whether all the added explication comes from sincere effort to provide more news you can use in the wake of Zimmerman’s shooting of Martin or if it’s just thinly veiled lamentation over our increasingly gun-friendly society. If Isaiah Witty and Deshawn Smith has been wearing hoodies last weekend, it seems a good bet that Mims would have reported that crucial fact. Thank God there were no Skittles found at the scene.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; castledoctrine; defense; home; nc; selfdefense; standyourground
Link to video at the site.
1 posted on 04/28/2012 7:41:46 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Castle Doctrine. Yep. Just passed this year.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 7:53:15 PM PDT by Gritty (Of the two suicide cults America confronts, Liberalism is by far the more lethal - Don Feder)
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To: marktwain

Watching the video it seems the Leftist journos reporting on this story seem a little angry and sad that the castle doctrine exists there and that the lady successfully used a firearm to defend herself against Holder’s people.


3 posted on 04/28/2012 7:55:56 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Gritty

It must have passed with N.C.’s nutty governoress being unable to veto it for some crazy lib reason.

Anyway, I love North Carolina (I’m a S.C. native but drive through there often) although it has its mostly commonsense Southern side, and its liberal import nutcake side (avoid Asheville if possible, better yet go there and see Haight-Ashbury hippies circa 1967).

This story has a happy ending. Especially with the liberal infopeeps reporting it through clenched teeth. That’s the icing on the cake.

;^)


4 posted on 04/28/2012 8:03:36 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke the Aswan High Dam. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: marktwain

What amazes me about the libs is their ability to detach from what happens to other people. Like someone else’s wife and daughter being raped and murdered could never happen to them. How can they express sympathy for perps and little for victims.


5 posted on 04/28/2012 8:05:37 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: marktwain

I’m not sure this lady would need the castle dotrine to justify this shooting. I’m a prosecutor and a judge (Harvard educated but raised in Montana) once told me that most all defenses to criminal prosecutions are grounded in necessity. The test is “was it reasonable and was it necessary?”. The inquiry should end there.


6 posted on 04/28/2012 8:50:20 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Truth is a Weapon

George Zimmerman is said to be a Democrat. It will be interesting to see if this changes by the fall voting.


7 posted on 04/28/2012 8:56:44 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
"How can they express sympathy for perps and little for victims."

To these leftist journalists, these perps are fellow Democrats. Remember now, the Democrat Party is nothing but a loose coalition of Godless Communists, criminals, and perverts, but they do stick together when one of them is caught committing a crime against a non-Democrat.

8 posted on 04/28/2012 8:58:50 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Spok

>I’m a prosecutor

Then maybe you would know the answer to this: how would I go about challenging the legitimacy of a state statute for violating the state’s own constitution? From asking around, it seems like I have to actually get myself charged with violating the statute in order to gain any standing... and that just seems wrong.


9 posted on 04/28/2012 9:01:13 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: DJ Taylor

I am very leery of what are IMO trolls claiming, “I’m liberal, but I collect guns and love to go to the range and shoot” . I’ve seen a lot of such comments at Youtube, etc., recently....


10 posted on 04/28/2012 9:04:36 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: elcid1970

My mom is moving out of NC in two weeks. Can’t get out of there fast enough. If you’re not family, the hill people treat you like crap.


11 posted on 04/28/2012 9:11:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: OneWingedShark

That’s not in my specialty, but it seems that the Sierra Club has mastered the art of acquiring standing for persons who aren’t affected by a particular law. Find someone who has defended their lawsuits.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 9:19:55 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Spok

Thank you greatly.


13 posted on 04/28/2012 9:28:28 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
What amazes me about the libs is their ability to detach from what happens to other people. Like someone else’s wife and daughter being raped and murdered could never happen to them. How can they express sympathy for perps and little for victims.

Learn: Portrait of a sociopath

14 posted on 04/28/2012 11:39:43 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: marktwain

Wow! We don’t get such blatantly biased reporting even here in blue PA.


15 posted on 04/28/2012 11:45:58 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Jack Hydrazine; marktwain

Incredible. They seem mystified that it’s legal for a woman to protect her life and her home from SOBs (Sons Of Barack).
Notice that they gave the victim’s name, address and video of her house. Hmmm... Wonder why...


16 posted on 04/28/2012 11:59:38 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Secret Agent Man

“My mom is moving out of NC in two weeks. Can’t get out of there fast enough. If you’re not family, the hill people treat you like crap.”

I hear you. I retired a year ago from a workplace where the shop supervisor is an unreconstructed North Carolina hillbilly. Treats the mechanics just like you say. Nobody can stand him.


17 posted on 04/29/2012 4:29:55 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke the Aswan High Dam. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Eagles6
Wow! We don’t get such blatantly biased reporting even here in blue PA.

Your are right, in WPA the newsies know that PA folks are all red necked, tobacco chewing, gun toten, Bible thumpen Stiller fans, and we know how to find out where the newsies live.

My neighbor just left for two weeks on vacation {unemployment is 6.2% because of Marcellus drilling in WPA} and he axed me to watch his house in his absence.

If I see anybody doing a B & E, the police will be the least of their worries.

Heck, I even carry a snubby in my golf bag, never know when one of those crazy, ol' white pubbies will go all skin head on me.

18 posted on 04/29/2012 5:49:18 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: elcid1970

Both of you, thanks for the stereotype, the article is about a woman defending herself and her home, and it becomes “hill people”. Go to Asheville and see if you find any “hill people”. Thanks, we “hill people” catch it from both sides, the right and the left.


19 posted on 04/29/2012 6:50:43 AM PDT by WNC mountainboy (Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.)
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To: WNC mountainboy

OK, got it, stereotypes are unfair and should be avoided.

You know like I do that Asheville is a hippie time warp and is no place for traditional minded folks. Been there on business, couldn’t believe what I saw.

FWIW, I happen to be acquainted with the federal judge for the Western District of North Carolina. He works in Charlotte and is from a local family. Told me his current post could be described as `the law west of the Pecos’. Apparently the hill country produces some pretty wild cases, just sayin’.

Drove to Tennessee last week. US 40 through the Pisgah Gorge is a beautiful sight to see.


20 posted on 04/29/2012 7:27:56 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke the Aswan High Dam, then nuke Mecca. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Eagles6

When one of them becomes the victim of a criminal they may change their mind but you have to remember that Leftists think backwards. One example of this is you can see they have more compassion for the criminal than the victim.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 7:38:56 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: WNC mountainboy

Lothar of the Hill People.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/4108/saturday-night-live-lothar-of-the-hill-people


22 posted on 04/29/2012 7:46:54 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: marktwain

I’m willing to let the guy who did the story off the hook here. Maybe he figures everybody in the state should know about the Castle Doctrine already and he’s tired of having to explain it every single time he does one of these kinds of story.


23 posted on 04/29/2012 8:50:45 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: USS Alaska

Yeah, I’m in SWPA. Drilling everywhere, good jobs.
Last year, down the road, someone broke into the home of a one legged Vet while he was there and they had a brief shoot out with the bad guys skedaddling. He had a .45 ACP, they had a 9mm, nobody hit. Reporter asked him if he would do anything different (fishing for an anti-gun comment maybe?). He said “Yeah, I’ll keep my shotgun closer next time”.


24 posted on 04/29/2012 1:03:46 PM PDT by Eagles6
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