In this case he did what his rights permit him to do, and it appears he stopped a crime spree.
A disabled man defending himself with a firearm from people trying to break into his trailer appears to have stopped a crime spree early Thursday morning that several hours earlier sent two motel occupants to a Springfield hospital with head injuries.Police were investigating the incident at the motel when another call came in.
King said the couple told him they were confronted in their home about 6 a.m. by a man in his 30s and a 16-year-old male. The older intruder pulled a handgun, but apparently didn’t anticipate that his intended victim — a disabled man in his 40s who takes medication for serious back pain — might not be an easy target.The sheriff is great. J.B King is quoted throughout the article.
“The homeowner pulled his weapon and the suspect fled,” King said. “The suspect had a pellet gun; the homeowner had a real gun.”
“I’m a life member of the National Rifle Association and I personally love homeowners being able to defend themselves and their families,” King said.Law enforcement that values law-abiding citizens. Law enforcement that knows they can't be everywhere instantly. (This county only had one deputy on call, and the Sheriff himself, responded to this call.)
Self-defense works. Self-defense is a human right. Self-defense is your legal right.