Friday, February 06, 2009

Even in the People's Republic of Boston, Self-defense is Legal

Storeowner cleared in fatal Worcester shooting - The Boston Globe And it only took authorities 2 months to decide that it was. (Or maybe they were really hoping they could charge someone with something.)
"A thorough review of the investigation and evidence has revealed that the store owner acted in self defense and in the defense of another," Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said in a statement. "He and his brother were put in fear for their lives."
Gee, you think? If someone held a gun to your head, would you "fear for your life?"

Oh yeah, neighbors were - wait for it - shocked.
The killing rattled shopkeepers in the tight-knit neighborhood where it occurred, midway between Newton and Tatnuck squares. Many of the business owners were immigrants, who said the area was safe
Why safe? Was there a giant "no crime allowed" sign posted somewhere?

The truth is, if you are reading this you do not live in Pleasantville, but in the Real World™, and in the Real World there is crime. It can happen to you, unless you are in a bunker somewhere. And people can be forced to defend themselves - even in Boston. Thankfully, it is legal to do so.

Self-defense is a human right.

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