Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Self-defense Works

Baxter Bulletin - One dead, one hurt in shooting A man is attacked by his brother-in-law and two others. They beat on him with pieces of wood. When they threaten to kill him, he retrieives his gun shooting two of them. The brother-in-law is in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. One of the others is dead. The third guy ran away.

Even if you are in the right, you will probably be arrested... cops on the scene are not in the business of determining guilt and innocence. And that is what happened here.
The preliminary investigation indicated Morse [the homeowner] was acting in self-defense, and after consulting with the prosecuting attorney's office, deputies released Morse from custody.
So I wonder how the Brady Bunch would explain this away. Three bad guys, armed only with crude clubs, attack a law-abiding citizen. How could Morse have defended himself if he didn't have a gun. Disarming him, would have made it possible for these three thugs to kill Morse.

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0 (Though the third guy did get away.)

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