Friday, April 23, 2010

Don't Bring a Hammer to a Gunfight

Self-defense is legal in Mississippi. Police: It was self-defense - D'Iberville A guy comes to your home and hits you with a hammer, I should hope you have the right to defend yourself.

The dead guy was in "a jealous rage."
Police said the homeowner was getting ready for work when he heard a knock on the door.

The man told police Mahaffey hit him in the head with a hammer so he got a weapon to defend himself.

The man, whom police would not identify, was injured and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The guy with the hammer was pronounced dead at the scene, from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Self-defense is a human right.

1 comment:

Zendo Deb said...

This was in effect a domestic-violence attack. But with a twist.

It is usually the jilted ex- that feels bound to attack the new guy in competing for the affection of his beloved.

But in this case it was just the opposite.

The guy with the hammer is (was) the current boyfriend, and the guy who was minding his own business getting ready for work was the ex-boyfriend.

I will never understand why some people think "love" demands they act violently.