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  • #46
    Originally posted by Plezercruz View Post

    This is Chicago, so I'm betting real money she gets charged with manslaughter at the minimum.

    Pete (thinks Chicagoans treat guns like "evil magic wands")
    "...no charges will be filed."
    For every ailment under the sun - There is a remedy, or there is none;
    If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it. -- Mother Goose

    "We’ve always assumed that you can’t bring back the dead. But it’s a matter of when you pickle the cells." -- Peter Rhee

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    • #47
      Originally posted by dusty View Post

      "...no charges will be filed."
      Nice.

      Pete (would have lost real money)

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Jester View Post

        I'm not sure that is a defensible "proportionate" response.
        "Proportionate" is not the standard. "Reasonable" is the standard. Essentially, if it is reasonable to believe that your life is in immediate danger, deadly force could be employed as a means of self-defense.
        I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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        • #49
          http://www.neagle.com/news/20190114/...t-by-homewoner

          Alleged home invader shot by homewoner (sic)

          A man accused of trying to invade a home was shot by the elderly homeowner, at 3 a.m., Friday, January 11. The incident took place on Butternut Flats Road, Honesdale.

          The alleged home invader, who was injured in the shooting, is facing charges by PA State Police, Honesdale.

          According to police, the unwelcome visitor was Adam L. Gelatt, age 36, of Milanville.
          Pete (wonders what chance a 90-year-old has against a 36-year-old unarmed)

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          • #50
            https://www.khou.com/article/news/cr...e-a8565cc7a8cc
            Robber still on the run after break-in, shooting in Montgomery County


            By the time deputies arrived, the two possible suspects had left the scene but one was later found in the same neighborhood with an apparent gunshot wound.

            Published: 6:21 PM CST January 12, 2019
            Updated: 6:21 PM CST January 12, 2019

            CONROE, Texas — A homeowner engaged a pair of invaders in a shootout Friday night in Conroe, resulting in his own injuries and wounding an intruder in the process.

            Investigators are still looking for a second home invader, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

            This happened Friday night on Leafy Meadow Lane in the Lone Star subdivision, where authorities say two men entered a home and tried to rob the residences at gunpoint. The homeowner exchanged gunfire with the robbers, the sheriff's office said.

            By the time deputies arrived, the two possible suspects had left the scene but one was later found in the same neighborhood with an apparent gunshot wound.

            Both the homeowner and the suspect were taken to local hospitals for treatment and listed in stable condition at last check.
            Pete (notes that an armed man can hold off multiple assailants)

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            • #51
              https://wtvr.com/2019/01/14/richmond...rrying-robber/

              Shot fired at knife-carrying robber who may have struck 14 times in 13 days

              The knife-wielding robber sticking up stores throughout Richmond may have to slow his roll after hitting a Cary Street convenience store late Sunday night. He came in demanding money, but Crime Insider sources said he may have left with a gunshot wound.

              Prior to hitting the Carytown store, there had been a robbery call at the A-Plus store on Buford Road and Forest Hill Avenue in Chesterfield County.

              Then, in the heart of the city, Crime insider sources said the robber was at it again. Except this time he walked into the Cary Street Mini-Mart with a knife, and terrorized a female clerk until the owner’s son stepped in and fired a shot.
              Pete (thinks it's foolish to try to rob people with knives where CCLs are legal)

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              • #52
                https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/...east-baltimore

                Store employee reportedly shoots attempted armed robbery suspect in Southeast Baltimore

                Baltimore Police say that a store employee shot an attempted armed robbery suspect in Southeast Baltimore, on Saturday evening.

                According to authorities, at 7:30 p.m., an armed suspect went into a business, in the 2300 block of Fleet Street. When the suspect said that he was robbing the place, a store employee shot him.

                The suspect then ran away, but collapsed at the 500 block of South Collington Avenue.

                He has been transported to a local hospital, where he is in serious condition.
                Pete (finds it curious that the cops are nowhere to be found in any of these articles)

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                • #53
                  https://www.daytondailynews.com/news...RtdgIcSxBVbJJ/

                  He tried to rob my husband,’ alleged robber shot in Dayton

                  A man was shot Sunday night after he allegedly attempted to rob another man.

                  Christgene L. Staten, 20, of Dayton, was wounded and taken to Miami Valley Hospital, where he still is undergoing treatment. Staten is charged with robbery, according to court records.

                  ...

                  Dayton police said the shooting followed an incident where Staten allegedly demanded money from the victim.

                  “When the victim stated he would not provide the money, the suspect attacked the victim,” police said in a statement. “During the ensuing struggle, the victim shot the suspect.”
                  Pete (is really really good at finding these rare events)

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                  • #54
                    https://whdh.com/news/police-off-duty-officer-shot-killed-attempted-robber-during-encounter-with-prostitute/

                    Police: Off-duty officer shot, killed attempted robber during encounter with prostitute


                    The Times-Union reports officer Christofer Kitto, 34, had just left an area casino and was in possession of thousands of dollars in cash when he met up with the prostitute.

                    At some point during the encounter, police determined 35-year-old Shatelle Hooks, of Syracuse, tried to rob Kitto with a folding metal knife.

                    Kitto pulled out a non-departmental handgun and shot Hooks several times in the chest, according to the newspaper. He later died at a local hospital.

                    Kitto, an Army veteran, is facing a misdemeanor charge of patronizing a prostitute. Police have not filed a charge in relation to the shooting because they concluded his use of force was justified.
                    Pete (stresses that the gun used was not a police weapon)

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                    • #55
                      https://www.wisn.com/article/custome...ershop/6324943

                      Customer kills armed robber at barbershop

                      A robber was shot and killed at a Milwaukee barbershop Friday afternoon.

                      ...

                      Milwaukee police said the robber started patting down customers when one of them pulled out a gun and shot the man.

                      The co-owner said his customer protected himself and other patrons.
                      Pete (takes a break to get some work done)

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                      • #56
                        Boy, this must be really irksome to the anti-gun obsessed.
                        I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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                        • #57
                          I could easily post about a dozen per day of these, but it's too time-consuming. But I made the claim at some point that guns are used every day by good people in self defense and was told that was a myth. So I kinda took this on as a personal project.

                          Pete (will now have a thread to show people the next time that happens)

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                          • #58
                            There are more of these myths than homicides where a firearm is the weapon.
                            I'm for defending all rights for everyone.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Plezercruz View Post
                              http://www.neagle.com/news/20190114/...t-by-homewoner



                              Pete (wonders what chance a 90-year-old has against a 36-year-old unarmed)
                              Minimal at best
                              "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." –Mark Twain

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Plezercruz View Post
                                I made the claim at some point that guns are used every day by good people in self defense and was told that was a myth.
                                For the record, I've never said that outside of a joke. I maintain that our slack gun laws and absurd number of firearms in circulation causes more harm than good, that we would benefit from tighter controls, and that assault weapons have no business on the streets.
                                "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

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