Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Self-defense With a Sword

It isn't every day you see mention of a Samurai Sword in a story of self-defense. Johns Hopkins student kills intruder with samurai sword, police say -- baltimoresun.com
The student told police that he heard a commotion in the house and went downstairs armed with a samurai sword, Guglielmi said. He saw the side door to the garage had been pried open and found a man inside, who lunged at the student.
Here is my usual mantra, for cases like this: If you break into enough homes, you will eventually meet an armed resident. Results in that case are fairly predicable. (Though I am usually thinking about firearms when I write that.)

This guy seems to be an example of exactly that.
The suspected burglar, whose name was not released pending notification of next of kin, had prior convictions for breaking and entering and had just been released Saturday from a Baltimore County facility
Self-defense is a human right.

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