Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Self-defense in Ohio

Deli Owner Opens Fire On Would-Be Robbers - Cincinnati News Story - WLWT Cincinnati Does the phrase "Taking matters into your own hands," denote vigilante justice?
An East Price Hill delicatessen owner took matters into his own hands during an attempted robbery on Tuesday, police said.

Officers said two men walked into Don's Deli on Beech Street just before 8 p.m. and pointed a gun at the owner, demanding money.
Instead they got a serving of hot lead. They ran like rabbits

Self-defense is not vigilante justice. I'm not sure what the authors of this piece meant to say, but I believe that they meant to impugn the idea of self-defense. I hear them whispering "vigilante justice" in the background. (You see, I have a lot of contempt for most of the journalism profession - so called.) But that could just be my bias against the media. (Is that the same as media bias?)

But this story once again demonstrates that legal self-defense (and it is legal in Ohio) does work. And what's more, self-defense is a human right.

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