Thursday, August 27, 2009

Burglar Meets Armed Homeowner

Of course in the People's Republic of Illinois, they will try to charge him with something. Homeowner shoots to death teen trying to break into his house, police say
Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Dave Wasmuth said the homeowner of the Ohio Avenue house was inside working on the boarded-up building when [Michael Holmes III, 18,] and another man, whose name wasn't released, tried to break into the home.
The other burglar was arrested when he returned to the scene of the crime. (Didn't really believe people were stupid enough to do that.)

Oh, and the relatives of the dead guy don't believe it.
Pamela Forbes, Holmes' sister, was distraught as she learned about what happened.

And, she said her brother is not one to get in trouble.

"I don't believe he was trying to break in that man's house. i just don't believe that's what happened. That man just shot my brother. Why didn't he shoot the other man?" Forbes said.

Forbes said, "He shot my brother three times. He meant to kill him. If he was breaking in, why didn't he shoot him once and hold him for the police?"
Shoot him once? She has seen too many TV shows. When an armed citizen encounters a criminal making a credible threat, you don't shoot once; you shoot until the threat has been eliminated. That usually means the thug is no longer moving toward you. Three times seems reasonable to me.

(She probably thinks that police should shoot people in the leg, instead of center of mass. Mozambique drills? - 2 to the chest, 1 to the head.)

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0. Self-defense is a human right.

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