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  • Armed homeowner fights off three armed invaders, killing two of them

    07/12/2020 7:58:36 AM PDT · by JusPasenThru · 67 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/11/2020 | Chris Tisch
    WESLEY CHAPEL — Two armed intruders were shot dead and a third was wounded when a homeowner fired on them early Friday, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The homeowner said he was inside his home playing video games when at about 12:43 a.m. he heard the glass of his laundry room door shatter, according to a sheriff’s report. He saw an arm reach inside to unlock the door. Then the homeowner said he saw a masked man walk in and aim a gun at him. The homeowner said he grabbed his Glock 9mm pistol, which was just a...
  • Gun Owners: Please Help Me to Understand . . . .

    06/02/2020 2:38:27 PM PDT · by MrChips · 120 replies
    June 2, 2020 | Mr. Chips
    I do own a gun, but it doesn’t get much use, and I am not up to speed on what the law allows. Here’s my question: Am I right to conclude that the right to shoot someone attacking you or your property depends on the state in which you live? For example, I have heard that in North Carolina, where I have friends who carry, an intruder must be inside the door of your home for you to have the right to shoot him; if he is taking an ax to your front door but he’s not inside your home,...
  • Virginia Clerk Is Locked Up for Shooting at 3 Masked Robbers in His Store. Not a Typo.

    04/02/2020 6:49:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2020-04-01 T 13:22:17 | By Victoria Taft
    A Virginia store clerk heard a crash that sounded like a car had crashed into the place at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. He grabbed a gun and shot at three masked men he found stealing merchandise and cash from the shop. When it was over, the clerk was the one in handcuffs. He now sits in jail on no bail, charged with crimes for which he could be locked up for 20 years. Those charges include: "Malicious Wounding, Reckless Handling of a Firearm and Violation of a Protective Order." Police say they'll get around to charging the robbers later. What's...
  • He Says He Stabbed a Student to Defend His Home. His Home Is a Box.

    01/15/2020 8:32:33 AM PST · by Theoria · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 15 Jan 2020 | Nikita Stewart and Jan Ransom
    A homeless man is fighting his case by invoking New York’s “castle doctrine,” which gives people the right to defend their dwellings. Each night, Joseph Matos builds his home on the East Side by placing several cardboard boxes on the ground for cushioning and then linking together a half dozen others so he can fit inside to sleep. One night in October 2018, he said, he was jolted from his slumber by a thud, followed by another. Startled, he leapt outside and grabbed a knife. A college student, walking by with a friend, had kicked Mr. Matos’s box because he...
  • Police: Couple lured thieves with unattended bike, then beat them with bats in videos posted to YouTube

    01/13/2020 10:16:49 AM PST · by lowbridge · 91 replies
    foxcarolina.com ^ | January 12, 2019 | Andrew McMunn
    A California couple was arrested after police say they left out bikes to lure thieves and then recorded themselves beating them with bats which they posted to YouTube, police say. -snip Police say videos of the assaults were posted on YouTube. In the videos, police say the suspects appeared to plant a bicycle in the front yard of their home, unattended, and wait for someone passing by to stop and attempt to steal it. When someone would try to make off with the bike, the suspects would rush from the house and assault the person with a baseball bat.
  • A man broke into a woman's house with a gun. She countered with a pot of hot grease. [mugshot]

    08/06/2019 5:51:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 109 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 6, 2019
    Full title: A man broke into a woman's house in Alabama with a gun, police say. She countered with a pot of hot grease Larondrick Macklin, 31, was arrested in Alabama after police say he broke into a woman's home and she threw hot grease on him. Police in Alabama say a man suffered burns across his face after he broke into a woman's house with a gun and she defended herself with a pot of hot grease. According to a statement from the Decatur Police Department, police responded to a call of a domestic dispute last Thursday and discovered...
  • Police trying to determine if Ohio homeowner was justified in killing two teens

    08/30/2019 4:03:49 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 107 replies
    CBS ^ | August 29, 2019 | none given
    The families of two teenagers who were shot and killed after allegedly trespassing outside a home in Dayton, Ohio, are demanding accountability. The homeowner admitted he shot Javier Harrison and Devin Henderson on Wednesday. Police said the teens may have been involved in drug activity on the property. Police are trying to determine whether this is a case of justifiable self-defense. Jimmy Harrison, Javier Harrison's father, said the unidentified homeowner knew his son, but police haven't confirmed that. "I want answers," Jimmy Harrison said. Harrison said he feels like the shooting was premeditated. "It wasn't in your house, it was...
  • Homeowner faces murder charges after 2 teens shot, killed in Dayton garage (ruh-roh..shot in back..)

    11/22/2019 9:17:54 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 68 replies
    WHIO ^ | November 21, 2019 | Cornelius Frolick
    DAYTON — A 63-year-old man accused of shooting and killing two teens on his West Dayton property was indicted Thursday on charges of murder and felonious assault, which comes after months of public outcry over a lack of an arrest and criminal prosecution in the killings. Victor Santana, who owned the home at 848 Conner St., has been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury for fatally shooting 17-year-old Dayton residents Devin Henderson and Javier Harrison. “The evidence in this case does not demonstrate a reasonable claim of self-defense,” Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said. Santana is in the...
  • Amber Guyger's murder trial heads to jury after closing statements

    09/30/2019 2:13:43 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 91 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | Sept. 30, 2019 | Erik Ortiz
    Ex-Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger was "unreasonable" when she mistakenly entered her neighbor's apartment "commando-style" last year and fatally shot him, thinking he was an intruder, prosecutors said Monday during closing arguments in her murder trial. "A guilty verdict in this case does not mean you hate police. This has nothing to do with politics," prosecutor Jason Fine told the jurors. But the defense argued to jurors that at that moment, Guyger truly believed she was acting in self-defense when she thought she was at her apartment, which is one floor directly below that of neighbor Botham Jean. "It's one...
  • Italian Senate enact Castle Doctrine – Right to Self Defense at Home

    04/10/2019 12:45:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 April, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Italian government has reformed its law on self-defense law in the home. Italy's legislature has passed a law to follow the example of the United States and restore the legitimacy of armed defense of the home. The philosophy behind the previous law dates back to the Fascist government of Benito Mussolini. The gun laws in Italy have become increasingly restrictive since 1931.The new law is similar to what is called Castle Doctrine laws in the U.S.A. The vote in the Chamber of Deputies occurred on 3 March, 2019. The quote below incorrectly refers to “Stand Your Ground” laws....
  • Oklahoma Legislature Votes to Extend Home, Business Defense Options to Churches

    04/18/2018 1:32:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oklahoma legislature has overwhelmingly voted to extend the protections homes and businesses have in the laws of defense of self and others to Oklahoma churches. From publicradiotulsa.org: The Senate voted 42–1 on Thursday for House Bill 2632, which makes places used either part- or full-time for religious services covered by the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act. The shooting still must be done because of reasonable fear of harm or death or to prevent a violent felony. "That makes it clear that there has to be some reason that you felt that you were threatened and needed to use that defensive...
  • Del. Neil Parrott Seeks 'Castle Doctrine' for Maryland

    02/28/2018 9:20:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Herald Mail Media ^ | Feb 28, 2018 | Tamela Baker
    When should a resident be permitted to use deadly force against an intruder? Whenever an unlawful entry is made, according to legislation proposed by Del. Neil Parrott, R-Washington. Parrott made his case this week in the House Judiciary Committee, telling members that 34 other states already have the "castle doctrine," which permits deadly force. Parrott's bill, he said, allows a person to defend himself against anyone who has made an unlawful entry into a dwelling — and to use any degree of physical force necessary. "Why do we need it? Well, because people need to be able to protect themselves...
  • Fight Back with Jay Howell, 18 June 2017

    06/19/2017 1:14:01 PM PDT · by wku man · 2 replies
    yours truly ^ | 19 June 2017 | Me
    Friday, I had a great interview with Greg Pruett, the founder and President of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance. The ISAA has been successful in getting anti-gun legislators voted out of office, getting city and county gun bans overturned (Idaho has a state pre-emption law, but when did a pesky little thing like the law ever stop penny-ante tyrants?), and in making Idaho the ninth state in the nation to pass a Constitutional carry law. Really, if you don’t know what Constitutional carry is, Google it. Better yet, get a copy of the Constitution and read it.
  • CCW Weekend: Important Limitations On The Castle Doctrine

    04/08/2017 10:38:18 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sam Hoober
    A man’s home is his castle, and a great many states have either a de jure or de facto “Castle Doctrine” on the books allowing a person to defend themselves in their home if threatened, with deadly force if necessary. These laws, along with the “Stand Your Ground” laws, establish the right of a person to defend themselves if attacked. Even California has such a law, even though that state is generally held to be loathe to let anyone have a permit to carry a gun in a concealed carry holster, or even openly for that matter. (Though some counties...
  • Oklahoma Man Who Gunned Down 3 Intruders Won’t Face Charges

    04/04/2017 7:12:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 4, 2017 | Amber Randall
    The Oklahoma man who fatally shot three teenage intruders won’t face charges, authorities announced Monday. Zachary Peters, 23, defended his family’s home with an AR-15 after three teenager broke into the house to try and rob it last week, reports the Associated Press. The Wagoner County assistant district attorney announced that Peters acted lawfully, after authorities conducted an investigation into the shooting.
  • Deceased Oklahoma Robbery Suspect’s Grandfather Says ‘Unfair’ to Shoot Grandson with AR-15

    04/02/2017 11:58:30 PM PDT · by RC one · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/2/17 | Awr Hawkins
    The grandfather of one of three suspects killed during the alleged March 27 home invasion in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, says the use of an AR-15 against the suspects was “unfair.” According to  Tulsa World, Wagoner County Sheriff’s deputy Nick Mahoney said the three suspects “were wearing all-black clothing, masks, and gloves” and allegedly “forced their way into the home through a glass door in the back.” The homeowner’s son was asleep at the time and awoke to “loud bangs” as the suspects made entrance. The son grabbed the AR-15 and opened fire when the intruders walked into the hallway.Deputy Mahoney said “investigators...
  • Alabama man kills home invader: 'I hate that boy dead, but I don't hate I shot him'

    03/30/2017 9:43:36 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 45 replies
    For 21 years, John Croft lived in his Alabama home virtually problem-free until last summer. “I’ve been a prisoner in my house,” he said. Croft, who is 79, says the burglaries began last June. Since then, he says his Center Point house has been broken into 13 times. The most recent case came around 1:15 Wednesday morning.
  • Three burglars entered an Oklahoma home. The owner’s son opened fire with an AR-15, deputies say.

    03/28/2017 6:10:35 AM PDT · by NRx · 107 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-29-2017 | Ben Guarino
    <p>Gunfire rang out Monday afternoon in a home in Broken Arrow, an Oklahoma city 15 miles southeast of Tulsa. Three intruders were killed after the son of the homeowner fired a semiautomatic rifle in what local law enforcement officers later described as an act of self-defense, though their investigation remains open.</p>
  • The family that shoots together(Winter Haven FL)

    08/21/2016 10:48:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    sayuncle.com ^ | 8/20/2016 | Unknown
    Intruder Breaks Into Home; Shot By Entire Family
  • Similar cases in Massachusetts and Texas Shootings, Different Outcomes

    On 16 July, a homeowner in Chicopee, Massachusetts was confronted with three men who were attempting to break into his house. It was an hour past noon, in broad daylight. He called the police to report the attempted break in. He tried to get them to leave,  but one persisted in pounding on the door.  When the would be intruder broke glass, he shot one shot through the door. That intruder died.  It turned out that the intruder was 15 years old and had been illegally drinking with his two friends. Afterwards, the surviving young men claimed they were...