Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Seven Additions In A Row!

Jake sends in today's addition:

Resident kills man trying to enter home
A person was found dead in northwest Roanoke late Thursday after an attempted home robbery led to gunfire.

Officers were called to the 3000 block of Ferncliff Avenue just before midnight Thursday after reports that multiple shots had been fired in the area.
So, it's midnight and someone - or someones - is kicking in your door. You live in one of the sketchier areas of town, and police response is measured in multiple minutes (which, still, is pretty decent all things considered). Would you rather curl up in the fetal position on the floor and hope the police get there in time, or would you rather take steps to defend yourself using the best tools possible?

I don't understand why this is such a hard question to ask. While the forces against freedom chatter about some nebulous and dubious "right to be free of gun violence", they ignore that the measures they prattle on and on about directly impinge on our right to be safe in our homes - because when you prevent good people from having the best tools (and let's face it, their proposed laws only affect good people), that's exactly what happens. When you're reduced to a single shot rifle that's stored in a locked cabinet, it's awfully hard to protect yourself against three or four attackers.

But then, it's not really about reducing "gun violence", is it?

Dead Goblin Count: 433

That is all.

1 comment:

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

Jay: It's been updated a bit since I originally sent it to you. The recently corpsified goblin has^H^H^H had "a lengthy record in the court system dating back to the 1980s", including a robbery conviction in Georgia.

On a positive note, "[Police spokesman] Leamon said that at this point in the investigation, authorities will not bring charges against the shooter." One nice thing about living in southwest Virginia is that the cops are generally disinclined to charge someone if a situation looks at all like legitimate self-defense.

This situation also shows something about "stopping power". The wound was fatal, and certainly stopped the robbery, yet the goblin still managed to make it all the way to a gas station down the street under his own power, and (probably) made it to the hospital with a pulse.