Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Full Week of Additions...

Lois sends in the latest addition from the Big Easy...

NOPD: suspect shot, killed by homeowner
New Orleans, La. - The NOPD is investigating a shooting in the 1500 block of N. Broad Street that left one man dead.

Police say a homeowner shot a suspect who entered the home without permission.

Around 2:15pm, two NOPD bicycle officers were unloading their bikes when they were alerted by citizens of a person that was bloody and acting irate in the street.
The police gave chase, and the suspect ducked into a nearby house to evade questioning. Apparently the folks inside the house took offense at the intrusion, and a struggle ensued. One of the residents grabbed a firearm and shot the intruder, who later died of his injuries. It boggles my mind that there are people out there who would make it harder for people to defend themselves; even more so in one's own home. Every time you hear someone talk about Castle Doctrine, this is what they mean - if they oppose Castle Doctrine, they oppose you being able to defend yourself against intruders.

So, when a person with blood all over them breaks into your house at 2 in the morning while running from the cops, your choices boil down to cower in the corner, hope the cops get their soon, or make them a cup of coffee. Doesn't that sound positively enlightened? You'll be the most tolerant and diversity-loving corpse in the morgue. It's just too bad that they won't be content with only disarming themselves...

At least, for now, the homeowners can win.

Dead Goblin Count: 397

That is all.

4 comments:

Dirk said...

2 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon...either way, you should have right to defend yourself.

Anonymous said...

The only person I'd not shoot if they came banging in the door all bloody is my cross-the-street neighbor with all the power tools. Because I'd have heard the sound of the accident and would be getting my kit ready!

LittleRed1

Robert said...

My elderly parents live on a out-of-the-way dead end street. A guy in his underwear starts pounding on the door at 3am. My armed father asks "What you want?" through the closed door. Guy says "Let me in- they're gonna kill me." Dad replies "You better make yerself real small when you hide in them sticky bushes while I call the cops." Sure enough, a carfull of bad guys came cruising down the street. The cops later told my folks "Yeah, we know all these idiots. It wouldn't bother us if you had shot him." My mother still doesn't understand why I carry. Sigh.

Kevin said...

397 since you started keeping count, or since the first of the year?