Gun-wielding man in Roseville basketball complex fatally shot by CPL holder

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (FOX2) – A deadly shooting left a man fatally wounded after a basketball game Tuesday.

Roseville police say a fight at Midwest Athletics Basketball City at 1640 Eastland Street, led to a man leaving and coming back with a gun. When he pointed the firearm at the person he had fought with, a second man with a valid concealed pistol license, intervened. After an exchange of gunfire, police say the suspect was seriously injured and was pronounced dead at the scene just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Family of the victim claims that there was one shooter who left after an altercation on the basketball court, returned, and gunned down their relative – conflicting with the police version of the story.  They say the victim did not have weapon at the time of the shooting and was a CPL holder.

The CPL holder is in custody as the investigation continues.

Police said in a release:

“An altercation occurred over a basketball game. One individual left the building after the altercation was broken up by other patrons. This individual returned a short time later carrying a firearm. He then pointed the firearm at an individual from the earlier altercation.

“At this time, it appears a valid CPL holder intervened. After a brief exchange of gunfire, the individual who left the building was seriously injured and was eventually pronounced deceased at the scene.”

Carson City man jailed after homeowner shoots him in foot for alleged attempted break-in

A 24-year-old Carson City man was arrested early Saturday for suspicion of felony home invasion after being shot in the foot by a homeowner who had attempted to scare the suspect away, according to a sheriff’s office booking report.

Moses Aristides Sandoval was arrested at 5:14 a.m. in the 300 block of Corbett Street. According to the booking report, deputies were dispatched to the area for a report of a home invasion in progress. The homeowner informed dispatch they had the suspect on the ground at gunpoint and that they were in the backyard………..


Female homeowner shoots one of three armed intruders

A second arrest has been made in a Monroe Louisiana home invasion that left one of the assailants injured.

Rodney Darrell Mitchell, 21, of Tallulah, was arrested Tuesday and booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on a charge of aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Mitchell was identified as one of three armed men who forcefully entered a Monroe home on Oct. 11. Two men reportedly threatened the male resident, demanded money and hit him with their guns. The female resident woke up, grabbed her firearm and shot at the burglars after one reportedly pointed a gun at her………..


Armed robber killed during home invasion, three others injured

BATON ROUGE – Authorities say a 20-year-old man was killed and three people were injured during a home invasion late Monday night.

According to a representative with the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD), 20-year-old Marcus Hayes Jr. was allegedly committing an armed robbery at a home in the 900 block of West McKinley Street around 11:10 p.m., Monday.

Six people were apparently home during the incident and police say one of them grabbed a gun and shot Hayes.

Officials say Hayes died at the scene of the crime.


An attempted robbery ends with the robber killed

A 38-year-old Montgomery Alabama man who police accused of committing a robbery was fatally shot during the robbery attempt early Friday, according to a Montgomery police news release.

Police have launched a death investigation after Timothy Rollins was shot in the 5900 block of Monticello Drive, according to the news release. Medics and investigators found Rollins after a report of a robbery and a man shot about 3:47 a.m.

He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

 

Burglar shot to death by neighbor after breaking into 4th floor apartment

SAN ANTONIO – A burglar was shot and killed by a neighbor after breaking into a South Side apartment.

The deadly shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at The Flats at Big Tex Apartments on the 400 block of Blue Star near Probandt Street.

Police said a man climbed onto the fourth-floor balcony of the apartment then broke in through the door.

The man who lived inside the apartment called his neighbor for help and ran to safety.

The neighbor confronted the suspect in the doorway of the apartment and shot him several times.

The suspect died inside the hallway that connects all the apartments in the building. Police said the suspect was carrying a firearm.

The neighbor was taken in for questioning by police, but will most likely not face any charges.

Nobody else was hurt.

First I’d change ‘rather than ‘ to ‘as well as those suitable for‘ individual self-defense’.

Second, a point that can be made from that last sentence is that Tench Coxe’s  “...every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of an American” means exactly that.
The NFA’34 & GCA ’68 restrictions, regulations and bans on automatic and destructive device firearms, among others, are unconstitutional


The State’s Monopoly of Force and the Right to Bear Arms

In debates over the Second Amendment, the conventional view is that the government ought to possess a monopoly of legitimate force, subject to the right of individuals to act in emergency self-defense. Many treat the non-defensive circumstances in which our system decentralizes force as holdovers from days of nonprofessional police and soldiers. When it comes to the Second Amendment, many believe that the only legitimate reason individuals may bear arms today is for individual self-defense against isolated criminal violence (e.g., an occupied home invasion).

This symposium article attacks the monopoly of force account, justifying the continued relevance of American law’s decentralization of legitimate force. This article argues that decentralization of force remains important for three reasons. First, despite the rise of professional police, American law enforcement still enforces law below desirable levels. Underenforcement of core crimes is particularly a problem in disadvantaged and rural communities and during times of civil unrest. Decentralization of force helps mitigate the underenforcement problem. And decentralization may be a better solution than simply providing more police because many areas where law is underenforced also (paradoxically) suffer from the effects of overcriminalization. Increased police presence could make the overcriminalization problem worse without solving the underenforcement problem. Second, American law has a mismatch between public duties and private rights. While providing effective law enforcement is a public duty, it is not a private right. Individuals, thus, have no effective claim that the government adequately enforce the law or protect them against unlawful violence. And any attempt to create such a private right would create profound separation of powers concerns. Consequently, self-help and private law enforcement are the best remedies when governments undersupply needed levels of police protection. Third, even if the “government” has a monopoly of force, it does not follow that government officers are the only ones in whom the government’s monopoly may be vested. The “government” is an incorporeal entity whose power must be exercised by human agents. Agents do not perfectly carry out the tasks of their principals; some government officers commit malfeasance and nonfeasance. The decentralization of force provides a remedy for such abuses of office.

Ultimately, the article concludes that the individual right to bear arms still has relevance for public defense and security. This fact should warrant consideration when determining the scope of the right, including that the arms protected by the Second Amendment should continue to include those arms whose primary value is public security rather than individual self-defense.

The Second Amendment as a Guard Against Government-Sanctioned Tyrannous Factions

The rioting and looting that occurred in American cities during the summer of 2020 highlights an heretofore ignored aspect of the Second Amendment—the Framers’ concerns about the danger of factions.
The Framers of the Fourteenth Amendment, through which the Second Amendment applies to the states, witnessed first-hand freedmen and white Republicans being subjected to terrorist campaigns supported or accommodated by local law enforcement which the “Redeemers” controlled politically. Similarly, the riots and looting of 2020 illustrate that even today, local government officials can be complicit in law-enforcement using political, unequal criteria in determining whether and to what extent to preserve and enforce law and order.
Reviewing the events of Summer 2020 suggest that the individual right to self-defense is not only still important, but remains a necessary check on violent factions allied with corrupt local government.

This paper argues that the Second Amendment carries a particular force and has special application when individuals must defend themselves and their property against tyrannous factions that operate with the direct or indirect support of government.
The Second Amendment counters faction in two ways: it protects the individual right of self-defense against violent factions; and it checks the power of government to oppress its citizens through violent factions. Although the Constitution as a whole embodies a concern about faction, the Second Amendment provides unique protections against the abuses of faction by giving citizens the right to defend themselves from criminal aggression when the government will not.

Store owner shoots armed robber

SAN DIEGO — Police say a store owner shot an armed robber who officers are now questioning in connection with three other robberies reported Sunday.

San Diego police said a man walked into La Michoacana, a market and taco shop at 1702 Vesta Street, with a gun around 10:40 a.m. and demanded money from two cash registers. The store owner, a 40-year-old man, handed over the money then grabbed his own gun as the suspect walked away.

The store owner “challenged the suspect” then shot him twice when the suspect turned back toward him, according to police. The armed robbery suspect was shot in the stomach and wrist. He was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.

The first robbery reported Sunday happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. Police said the victim had just gotten money out of an ATM when a gunman walked up near East 9th Street and C Avenue and stole the cash. Just over an hour later, the Texas Liquor store on Harbison Avenue was robbed. Police say a man held the clerk at gunpoint.

National City police said they got a third report of a robbery at the Swap Meet. Officers got a license plate number for the suspect’s vehicle. The call about the shooting at the taco shop came in as they were relaying the information to surrounding agencies.

Officers are now working to learn if the man who was shot is behind the other robberies. Police have not provided information about any other possible suspects.


Melbourne resident opens fire during attempted home invasion

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Melbourne police said a resident in fear for his safety scared off two men, at least one of whom had a gun, early Wednesday because he believed they were going to break into his home.

Police responded to a home on White Cap Way at 5:51 a.m. for reports of an attempted home invasion robbery with shots fired. Officers were told by the residents they had observed a suspicious vehicle parked outside of their home and two men with a firearm got out and began to approach the house.

Out of fear, one of the residents armed himself and opened the front door, shooting several rounds into the ground and in the direction of the vehicle, he told police. The unknown men then drove away, officials said.

Police do not believe either of the men were shot during the incident and no homes were stuck.

Robbery victim shoots, kills suspected thief on way to meet online date

HOUSTON – A man claims he shot and killed another man who tried to rob him during what he believed was a meetup with a woman he met online.

According to deputies in Harris County, the victim said he planned to meet the woman at an apartment complex along Uvalde Road in Northeast Houston when two men walked up and tried to rob him at gunpoint.

The victim said he pulled out his own gun and shot one of the men before taking off. He drove to a nearby gas station where he called for help.

By the time officers arrived at the apartment complex, the suspected robber was dead. Investigators said they found a toy gun at the scene.

The alleged victim was questioned. Deputies also said they weren’t sure of the ages of people involved, but said at least one may be a juvenile.

Learn to Practice Situational Awareness.

Those of us who teach don’t have too much difficulty helping a student learn to shoot well enough to defend themselves. It is also relatively easy to teach a student to do speed loads and clear malfunctions. The real challenge is trying to teach that student to spot a criminal attack early enough that there is time to prepare and respond.

Too many people just don’t pay enough attention to what is going on around them. And then, in many cases, they may see it but not understand what is happening. This is the reason that so many criminal attacks seem to occur at such close range.  In most cases, if the citizen were more observant and understood what was being seen, the criminal would never get that close.

Citizens will often look at a police video and wonder why the officers were using the level of force that they were when it seems to unnecessary. The citizen is seeing it, but not from the same level of experience and training that the officers are. People who have survived a robbery, rape or assault, are seldom difficult to convince that they need to take a greater interest in their personal safety. But, that is a high price to pay for education and it assumes that the citizen will survive — which, as we know, is sadly not always the case.

The first step is to force yourself to be more observant of things that are going on around you. When walking out of the restaurant, into the dark parking lot, you are scanning the area instead of listening to your friend’s funny joke.  You are looking for things and people that appear to be out of place: that group of what appears to be street punks standing next to the cars in this high-end eatery; the person who is looking at you but turns away when he sees that you’ve noticed; the guy coming out of the darkness, asking for directions.

The person who has some street experience has a leg up on understanding the criminal mind because he has already seen crooks in action. But, the average citizen can also increase his knowledge on the subject without having to learn by being a victim. I highly recommend getting some books, videos or training classes on body language because the crook will nearly always give himself away if you know what you are looking at.

In addition, take the time to study reports of actual criminal attacks. What was the first clue that a victim should have seen? What mistakes did the victim make that set him up for the attack? It will often become clear that the victim simply wasn’t paying attention.

I live in an area that has a lot of rattlesnakes, yet I’ve never been bitten. Early on, I learned what rattlesnakes looked like and what they are capable of. Then, having a healthy respect for those rascals, I determined to be extremely observant and careful. I can teach you to shoot and run your gun, but I can’t make you pay attention to what is going on around you. Hopefully, you will teach yourself to watch and understand those snakes that walk among us.

Teen shot to death while trying to rob man with toy gun

HARRIS COUNTY TX(KTRK) — A man is claiming self-defense after he shot and killed one of two teen robbery suspects who approached him with a toy gun overnight in northeast Harris County, the sheriff’s office said.

The deadly shooting happened around 1:40 a.m. at the Forest Creek Apartments on Uvalde near Wallisville Road.

The man told deputies he went to the apartment complex to meet a woman he connected with on a dating website. He alleges that while he was there, two people approached him with what he thought was a real gun.

That’s when the man pulled out his own gun, shooting one of the teens. According to deputies, the second suspect tried to give his friend CPR, but the other teen died.

After the shooting, the man’s gun jammed. He then drove to a gas station nearby and called 911.

Deputies say though the weapon looked realistic, it was actually a toy AR-15 rifle.

“We did find what turned out to be a toy gun, but we’ve also got some other evidence over there,” said HCSO Sgt. Ben Beall. “We’re in the early stages of the investigation and it’s going to take a little bit to figure this out.”

The second teen in the attempted robbery was being questioned, but it wasn’t known if any arrests were made.

Ultimately, the case may go to a grand jury for charges.  (actually it will go to a GJ, because that is Texas state law for all homicides)


Shooting at Spartanburg convenience store that left man dead ruled justifiable

A man who shot and killed another man at a Spartanburg convenience store earlier this week will not face homicide charges, the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday night.

Russell David Berry Sr., 58, of Duncan, was shot Tuesday at the QuikTrip on Reidville Road and died in the operating room about three hours later, Coroner Rusty Clevenger said.

Lt. Kevin Bobo released new information and a description of what was captured on security video that led to the decision by the 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Bobo said deputies responded to the shooting call about 11 p.m.

He said before deputies arrived, 911 dispatchers advised deputies that witnesses said there was a victim in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Bobo identified the victim as Berry.

Witnesses also said the shooter had laid his gun on the ground, had laced his fingers behind his head, and was laying on his stomach in the parking lot, Bobo said.

Dispatchers also informed deputies the man asked the witnesses to call 911, and that the shooting was in self-defense, according to Bobo.

When deputies arrived, they found both Berry and the shooter, whose name was not released, as EMS began treating the Berry.

The man was taken to the sheriff’s office for questioning by one investigator while another investigator remained at the scene, interviewing witnesses and gathering video.

Investigators now say the man had first been to CVS behind the QT, attempting to get a money order to send to his family out of country, but the machine there wasn’t working correctly.

The man asked the CVS clerk where the closest ATM was, and she told him there was one inside the QT.

Berry was inside the CVS at the same time as the man, but from the store’s security video, it doesn’t appear they interacted, Bobo said.

Once the man left CVS and went to QT, Berry came outside from CVS but stayed in his car in the parking lot closest to the QT, Bobo said.

About 10 minutes later, the man left the QT and was headed toward his vehicle when Berry got out of his car and headed toward the suspect in a hurried manner, Bobo said.

At some point, Berry can be seen taking a swing at the man, but misses as the suspect runs away.

The man has a valid concealed weapons permit and had both his permit and his weapon on him, Bobo said.

“Fearing for his life, as Berry kept coming towards him, he pulled his pistol from his waistband and fired one time at Berry, hitting him in the stomach,” Bobo said in a release.

The lead violent crime investigator met with the solicitor’s office on Thursday afternoon, who reviewed the case file, according to Bobo.

Based on the statement from the man, which was corroborated by both the statements from the witnesses as well as the video from CVS and QT, the solicitor’s office ruled this incident as a justifiable homicide, and no criminal charges against the man will be filed, Bobo said.

Despite that ruling, the investigation remains active, and the lead investigator still has several pieces of the investigation to wrap up, Bobo said.

Gun-owning St. Louis couple plead not guilty to gun and tampering charges

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple celebrated in some circles and vilified in others for waving guns at protesters marching on their private street pleaded not guilty to two felony charges at a brief hearing Wednesday.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are both attorneys in their early 60s, were indicted by a St. Louis grand jury last week on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with evidence. They will appear in court again Oct. 28.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner originally filed the weapons charge in July. The grand jury added the evidence tampering charge. The indictment states that a semiautomatic pistol was altered in a way that “obstructed the prosecution of Patricia McCloskey” on the weapons charge.

The McCloskeys have blamed the “leftist” Democrats in St. Louis for their plight and have become folk heroes among some conservatives. They have received support from President Donald Trump and they spoke on video during the opening night of the Republican National Convention. Continue reading “”

Clerk fatally shoots would-be robber at northeast Columbus store

COLUMBUS OHIO (WCMH) — Police say an exchange of gunfire led to a clerk fatally injuring a robber at a northeast Columbus store.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 1:09 a.m., two armed suspects wearing masks entered the Beechcroft Newstand along E. Dublin-Granville Road and demanded money.

Police say the clerk fatally shot one of the suspects during an exchange of gunfire.

The other suspect fired shots, striking the clerk and a customer before running from the scene.

The robbery suspect fatally shot has been identified as Juanye Hawkins-Payne, 19.

The clerk and the customer were taken to an area hospital where they were treated and released.

The other robbery suspect, Daythan Jones, 20, has been arrested according to police, and charged with murder.

Police continue to investigate the shooting.


Jewelry store owner shoots robbery suspect 4 times after being stabbed in the head

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (FOX 2) – A jewelry store owner got attacked in an attempted robbery, being stabbed in the head – but shot the suspect four times.

Both men are still alive after the incident which happened at Naya’s Jewelry on Joseph Campau Friday afternoon.

Hamtramck jewelry store owner guns down robbery suspect after being stabbed

“We had a stabbing and a shooting,” said Max Garbarino, Hamtramck community safety director.

Police say the suspect stabbed the store owner in the head but the owner defended himself and shot the suspect four times. Both men were taken to a nearby hospital

The whole incident happened so fast, the suspect never was able to try to steal anything, investigators say.

“I don’t know of any of our jewelry stores where they’re not armed, so it’s very foolish for someone to do that here,” Garbarino said.

Investigators aren’t disclosing the extent of their injuries but they did say the store owner is expected to recover.

“The store owner was talking to our officers and giving us details so I’m fairly certain he’ll probably be ok,” Garbarino said.

Man shoots knife-wielding home invader during break-in in Person County

PERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — A knife-wielding home invader was shot while attempting to break into a Person County home late Friday night.

Person County deputies said around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, a male neighbor was shot while attempting to break into a home along Rhododendron Lane.

Authorities said a man inside the home shot the neighbor two times in what appears to be self-defense.

The Chief Deputy of Person County Kevin Crabtree said the home-invading suspect should fully recover and be released from the hospital later Saturday.

The shooting remains under investigation at this time.

Burglary suspect shot by business owner in Jacksonville Beach

A man who tried to burglarize a Jacksonville Beach [Florida] business is recovering after being shot by the business owner Monday morning, according to police.

The Jacksonville Beach Police Department says officers were called to 314 14th Ave. N. for a burglary in progress at 2:28 a.m. When officers arrived, they discovered the business owner had shot the suspect who was described as a 30-year-old man about 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 210 pounds.

The suspect fled from the scene, police say, and was found by officers about one block west of the business. The suspect was later identified as Daniel Ifeanvi Nwobi, according to police. Police immediately rendered medical attention, and the Nwobi was taken by rescue crews to Memorial Hospital.

Police say Nwobi has since been arrested and charged with burglary to a structure and criminal mischief.

There is an active investigation into what happened, according to police.

Defending Against Riots and Mobs. A short history lesson Massad Ayoob

What with the way most smart people won’t even talk with pollsters,  I’d say the numbers are higher.


22% of Gun-Owning Households Have Added A Gun Since Anti-Police Protests Began

Over one-fifth of Americans who have a gun in their household have added one since the Black Lives Matter anti-police protests began in late May and feel safer because they’ve done so.

Forty-three percent (43%) of American adults say they or someone in their household owns a gun, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey.(To see survey question wording, click here.)

Of these Americans, 22% say they or someone in their household has purchased a gun since the violent anti-police protests began.

Fifty-four percent (54%) of adults who live in gun-owning households say they feel more safe with a gun in the house, although that’s down from 61% in February 2018. Only seven percent (7%) feel less safe. Thirty-eight percent (38%) think the presence of the gun has no impact on their personal safety. Continue reading “”

Riots of 2020 have given the Second Amendment a boost.

This year’s riots, sparked by the death of George Floyd and continued in the names of several others, have destroyed billions of dollars in property, cost numerous people their lives and businesses and jobs, and promoted what will probably be a decade or more of de-urbanization. But whatever else happens, they will have accomplished an important social change. Thanks to these riots, the case for the Second Amendment and the personal right to own weapons is growing steadily stronger, as is the legal case for private gun ownership.

That’s the thesis of a new paper by George Mason University law professor David E. Bernstein, who also serves as the director of GMU’s Liberty and Law Center. “The Right to Armed Self Defense in the Light of Law Enforcement Abdication,” notes that the experience of this year’s riots undercuts the classic argument against an individual right to arms. While gun-control proponents have for decades argued that individual gun ownership is unnecessary in the modern era, where we have police forces to control crime, that hasn’t worked out very well this year for people in numerous urban centers around America.

Violence spreading in cities in 2020
Bernstein offers an extensive review of happenings in cities ranging from Seattle to Louisville, Portland to Chicago and New York and Raleigh, and many other cities. In case after case, police were told to stand down, in order to avoid provoking violence. And in each case, the result was more violence, more property destruction, and more damage to businesses and jobs, while political leaders stood by. Continue reading “”

Home Intruder Killed After Breaking Into Trailer House

MIDLAND, TX – Roommates living in a trailer in the Midland Trailer Park were attacked by a home intruder last Tuesday. The man was shot and killed. Now the roommates are telling their side of the story.

According to CBS7, on Sept. 29, deputies with the Midland County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 7100 block of Airline Road at the Airline & Mobile Home RV Park for the report of shots fired.

When the deputies arrived they found 26-year-old Ian Ramirez dead on the kitchen floor. After speaking with the three residents in the home the deputies decided the shooting was self defense. Now the shooter, Gunner Duffy, shares exactly what went down.

It all started with a Tuesday afternoon card game between Duffy and his roommate. The game was interrupted by an alarm from the security system on the front door.

“He had blue gloves on and a surgical mask, and he pointed at me and said you’re going to come with me. He was very matter-of-fact and very determined–it was stressful, it was scary.” said Duffy regarding seeing Ramirez for the first time. “You know I yelled to the intruder stay where you are, don’t move, stay where you’re at right now, don’t move, the cops are on their way,”

Duffy then bolted for the bedroom and grabbed his rifle. He proceeded to shoot Ramirez twice in the chest. He continued firing shots at Ramirez until he could get his girlfriend and roommate to safety. By the time authorities arrived Ramirez was already dead.

Duffy was shot in the shin and his roommate was shot in the shoulder. Neither of their injuries were life threatening.

“It’s a miracle! It’s a grace from whatever god or deity you believe in. That’s the way I see it. You know, something was there and gave me the ability to react the way I did; it gave me the ability to stand strong the way I did, and I think whatever did it, which I believe is GOD.” said Duffy.


Suspected Burglar Shot Breaking Into Home In Broken Arrow

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – A man is in the hospital on Wednesday morning after he was shot by a homeowner during a break-in in Broken Arrow.
Broken Arrow Police said the homeowner confronted the man and shot him twice. Detectives said the men knew each other and had a dispute.

According to Broken Arrow police, they received a call about a possible burglary a little after 8 p.m. Tuesday night near the area of South Ash Place. Police said when they arrived at the home they found that the homeowner had shot the suspect that came into the house.

The suspect was shot in the upper torso and taken to the hospital for serious injuries, according to police.

“We do have a 41-year-old man in custody, he’s going to be charged when the paperwork is submitted to the DA with first-degree burglary. He does have two gunshot wounds but is in stable condition,” Chris Walker with Broken Arrow Police said.

According to Broken Arrow Police, the homeowner was not injured during the shooting.

Police have not yet released the name of the suspect.


3rd person captured after homeowner shoots suspect during attempted break-in

ANDERSON, S.C. —
Anderson County deputies captured a third suspect Tuesday evening after a homeowner shot a suspected burglar trying to break into a home.

The shooting was reported about 9:30 a.m. when three people tried to break into a home on Walker Circle, deputies said. That is near Liberty Highway, north of the city of Anderson.

“There were three people [the homeowner] had caught and he believed were breaking in,” said JT Foster with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. “One of the suspects made a move towards him and he felt threatened, so he fired at least one time striking one of the suspects.”

The other two suspects ran from the scene, deputies said.

Deputies brought in a K-9 officers and ATV’ss to track the other suspects (see Sky 4 video above.)

“It’s absolutely one of the most difficult tasks around,” said Foster while discussing the hardships that come with tracking in heavily wooded areas. “Not only are you worried bout not being attacked by someone you may find in the woods but you gotta watch your step for poisonous plants and snakes.”

Deputies said they found and captured the second suspect, a woman shortly after the burglary, who is being detained.

The suspect who was shot by the homeowner was taken to AnMed Health, but his condition is still unknown.

The homeowner declined to go on camera and wished to remain anonymous, but did speak to reporters off camera.

“Bums and thieves who come on my property to steal, if I have to defend myself, if I have to disable your vehicle, if I have to disable you, I’ll do it,” said the Homeowner. “Stay off my property.”

No other information was immediately released.

Self Defense, an Unalienable Right in a Time of Peril: Protected and Preserved by the Second Amendment

For Americans frightened for their own and their family’s safety, the Covid-19 pandemic; lockdown in March 2020; release of convicted offenders; protests against the police morphing into weeks of violence and calls to defund them; and a presidential candidate promising to seize their guns has led to record-setting applications for firearms.

This essay explores the constitutional background of the right to armed self-defense then tests the arguments against it: 1) it’s unnecessary, the police will protect you and 2) guns in your hands pose a danger to public safety. But can the police protect us and do they have a legal duty to do so? To answer the questions the success of restraining orders for vulnerable individuals and violent crime statistics during an era of increased public carry are examined. The essay concludes with the experience of England, where the very right to self-defense has been effectually removed.

Sounds like he was trying to rent it and things didn’t go so well.


Homeowner shoots and kills woman attempting to rob him in Dacula

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A homeowner shot and killed a woman in self-defense after she tried to rob him, Gwinnett County police say.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. Wednesday at a home on Rabbit Hill Road in unincorporated Dacula.

According to Gwinnett County police, the homeowner invited 27-year-old Azahni Ellis, from Milwaukee, over to his house earlier in the evening. At some point, police said Ellis attempted to rob him and shot at him as he attempted to run out of the house.

Ellis left the house but returned moments later and tried to get inside by smashing a window next to the front door, police said.

The homeowner then shot Ellis as she was coming through the front door.

Ellis’ body was found dead inside of a car across from the house near a church.

The homeowner cooperated with police and investigators determined that he was defending himself and he was not charged.