Thursday, October 4, 2012

Four Additions in a Row!

Brother from another mother JB sent this one in:

Elkhart homeowner shoots, kills suspect during home invasion
ELKHART, Ind. – One person died and another suffered gunshot wounds after a homeowner opened fire on a group of people attempting to break into his home on Wednesday afternoon.

At around 2:30 p.m. Elkhart Police were called to a home on the 1900-block of Frances Avenue on a report of an attempted burglary with shots fired.
Sadly, I suspect that - given the timing of the invasion and the age of one of the wounded - this was a group of high school kids who decided to get beer money by trying doors and grabbing whatever they could. Since it happened in the early afternoon, right around the time that the older kids would have been heading home, I'm afraid this is plausible. Except that the house they walked in on happened to be occupied, and the homeowner - smartly so, I might add - was armed.

And, of course, the Bradys will count this as another child killed by gunfire. Never mind that the child killed was committing a criminal act; never mind that he and a group of his cohorts made the conscious decision to commit a serious crime and possibly endanger an innocent person. Nope, they just look at a) the age of the person killed; and b) the weapon used. If the person killed was over 26? Too bad. If they were beaten, stabbed, run over, etc.? Too bad.

As I've mentioned before, the problem with stories like these is that someone will say "why did the homeowner have to shoot the poor child". Sure, from a safe place behind your computer it's easy to criticize - you're not the one that has four or five unknown males swarming into your house with unknown intent. When those unknown people come through the door, you have no idea if they're just kids out misbehaving or a pack of feral animals who really don't care if you wind up dead.

I don't know about the rest of y'all, but I don't want to bet my life on the morals of someone kicking in my door...

Dead Goblin Count: 331

That is all.

1 comment:

Ed said...

As they are storming through the door uninvited is not the time to start chatting. Remember, even then what you say can and will be used against you.