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Thu Nov 12, 2015, 07:59 AM

13-year-old SC boy shoots and kills intruder while home alone

The intruders had a litany of convictions between the two. Brown had been previously convicted of unlawful carrying of a weapon, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and six felony charges related to drugs. Bennett was convicted of manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance, assault with intent to kill, pointing a firearm at a person, and third-degree burglary according to postcourier.com.

In total Brown was hit by three rounds. He was dropped off at Trident Medical Center by Bennett. Brown died of his injuries, and Bennett was quickly arrested. When asked by investigators from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office how his friend and vehicle came to have several fresh bullet holes, Bennett claimed they had been shot at while on the highway.

The boy's name and the names of his family members are not being released to the public due to the boy's age. The 13-year-old was home alone on Nov. 10 at around 1:30 p.m. when he noticed a vehicle pull into the home's backyard. The boy became suspicious and grabbed his mother's handgun. When the two men, now identified as Lamar Anthwa Brown, 31, and Ira Bennett, 28, began attempting to break in, the boy opened fire on them by shooting through the back door. The intruders returned fire, but the boy was not struck. As Brown and Bennett fled in a gray Chevy Sonic, the boy continued to fire at them.


http://www.examiner.com/article/13-year-old-sc-boy-shoots-and-kills-intruder-while-home-alone

I realize that DGUs occur at least a thousand times per day, but in most cases they do not result in a shooting. I felt this was noteworthy as the victim was 13 and being attacked by criminals with a history of brutality. In all likelihood, gun ownership saved this young man's life. Sometimes the bad guys pick the wrong house.

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Reply 13-year-old SC boy shoots and kills intruder while home alone (Original post)
Kang Colby Nov 2015 OP
TeddyR Nov 2015 #1
Kang Colby Nov 2015 #2
Buzz Clik Nov 2015 #4
yeoman6987 Nov 2015 #7
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yeoman6987 Nov 2015 #14
Buzz Clik Nov 2015 #21
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beevul Nov 2015 #35
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safeinOhio Nov 2015 #18
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Response to Kang Colby (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 08:11 AM

1. Yeah

 

Glad this kid could protect himself. I will say that I'm a bit leery about an average 13 year old having easy access to a handgun but it sounds like he was prepared for the situation. One thing that occurred to me is shouldn't he have been in school?

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Response to TeddyR (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 08:17 AM

2. Re: school...

He could have been home sick, had early dismissal, or a teacher work day.

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Response to Kang Colby (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 08:35 AM

4. But who cares? His slaughter of another human who was a perceived threat...

 

... justifies gun violence.

Woohoo!!

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:03 AM

7. So you think it was better for him to risk getting raped or shot dead?

 

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:53 AM

11. Those were the only choices? Kill or be killed/raped?

 

No. Not the only choices.

But you probably defend the cops who pull this, too. All in the name of being safe from perceived threats.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:56 AM

14. If the cops were correct in the situation then yes

 

I'd love to live in this kumbuya world but I live in reality that not everyone is good and wholesome.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:29 AM

21. Kumbaya. We're done.

 

A mature discussion seems impossible in this case.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 12:35 PM

60. I would consider two guys breaking into my home not a perceived threat, but an actual threat.

Kid did the right thing. None of this would have happened if those two hadn't decided to commit a crime.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:39 AM

28. "perceived threat"?

 

How many people who are (hypothetically) trying to break down your back door, would you consider a "perceived non-threat"?

Your stance is flat out disgusting.

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Response to beevul (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:41 AM

29. LOL!

 

A kid kills someone he doesn't know because they are rattling his back door. And I'm disgusting.

We have now entered the aggressive insult stage.

Am I a threat to you yet? When do you tell me that you will kill me if you perceive me as a threat? It's coming, I just want to know when.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:58 AM

35. Keep laughing.

 

A kid kills someone he doesn't know because they are rattling his back door.


Oh, so your position is they were there ONLY to 'rattle' the back door, and only brought a gun with them because...?

"Neighborhood door rattle check, just here to check the play in your back door son, please don't shoot (and nevermind that we have a gun of our own)."

Your position is so far out, it mirrors satire, except it isn't satirical, its serious.

That's what makes it disgusting, that and the fact that you seem so self-unaware as to be the only one hereabouts that doesn't see it.


And I'm disgusting.


I said your stance is disgusting. Please keep your words in your own mouth. On the other hand, if that's an admission, I accept it at face value.

We have now entered the aggressive insult stage.


No. We entered the aggressive insult stage when you decided to stand with the home invaders, and against the kid who defended himself against them.

That stance is an agressive insult to common sense, logic, propriety, and reality.

Am I a threat to you yet? When do you tell me that you will kill me if you perceive me as a threat? It's coming, I just want to know when.


That's just cute. The days of folks like you running roughshod over reality, in these discussions, is over.

I'd get used to it if I were you.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:46 AM

52. Why, Buzz, you don't support the Joe Biden self-defense technique?

 

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Response to TeddyR (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 06:07 PM

110. Good riddance to bad rubbish

The only good home invader, rapist or carjacker is a dead or dying one.

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Response to Kang Colby (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 08:32 AM

3. Awesome! The boy is now guilty of taking a human life.

 

An intruder is not necessarily a threat, but killing him permanently ends the reason to ask questions.

Would it have been as cool if, when they returned fire, the boy was killed, too?

...victim was being attacked by criminals with a history of brutality

except that's bullshit. This is the same rationale used by cops to kill people who don't deserve to die: "I felt threatened."

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:18 AM

8. Here's a simple solution,

DON'T BREAK INTO OTHER PEOPLE'S HOMES AND YOU WON'T GET SHOT!!!!
Seems pretty simple to me.

An intruder is not necessarily a threat, but killing him permanently ends the reason to ask questions.


That's got to be the dumbest statement yet today.
An unknown intruder is a deadly threat and you don't ask questions of why they're there, you take appropriate action to protect yourself and anyone else in the home up to and including deadly force.

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Response to GGJohn (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:54 AM

12. No, this is the dumbest statement of all time:

 

the victim was being attacked by criminals with a history of brutality


Stupid because it was a ridiculous, obvious lie.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:57 AM

15. How do you know it's a lie?

How about a link showing that the home invader didn't have a history of brutality?

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Response to GGJohn (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:31 AM

22. Read the story.

 

The only thing being attacked was the door. The kid had no concept of who these people were; no idea they had a criminal record, which, in the case of the man he slaughtered, did not include a history of brutality.

Such bullshit to justify a senseless killing.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:50 AM

32. There's been a tremndous uptick door attacks

Numerous incidents of doors being assaulted and the assailants leaving after beating the doors half to death.


Do you read the stuff you write?

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:54 AM

34. Your attitude is precisely why cops have gotten away with murder for so many years.

 

So many people feel that any perceived threat is worthy of death even when a huge array of alternatives exist.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:01 AM

36. How willing are you to discuss the alternatives that the home invaders had?

 

How willing are you to discuss the alternatives that the home invaders had, to making themselves a threat?


My guess:

Not so much.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:23 AM

43. Your connecting this to cop shootings is irrelevant

If you're not in fear for your life during a home invasion, something is very wrong with you.
Such an event is precisely why the use of lethal force in self-defense is vital to a free society.

I feel very sorry for folks that are unable to understand freedom and rights.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:14 AM

41. Brutality is what you are doing to logic to justify your position

"Brown had been previously convicted of unlawful carrying of a weapon, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and six felony charges related to drugs. Bennett was convicted of manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance, assault with intent to kill, pointing a firearm at a person,..."

So Brown had a conviction of an unlawful weapon. What kind of weapon could he have that would NOT be brutal if he used it, perhaps as part of his trespassing, disorderly conduct, or felony drug charges? Please tell. Also, he was breaking in with Bennett who had assault with intent to kill and pointing a firearm convictions. Once again, please tell me how Bennett did not use brutality during his assault TO KILL act which led to a conviction and how he might have used the firearm he pointed in a non-brutal method.

Senseless killing? No. The 13 year old getting murdered would have been senseless. There is a world of sense to killing someone while defending yourself in your own home from two men with weapon's convictions and one with an assault to kill (but without brutality of course).

I'm concerned with the kid's emotional state after being forced to kill to defend himself. You're concerned with your hatred of guns even to the point of defending two guys caught in the act of a home invasion carrying a gun and using that gun.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:53 AM

54. "Only thing...attacked was the door:" Only thing torpedoed was Lusitania's hull plating.

 

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 07:11 PM

63. JESUS CHRIST!!!!!

Do you actually read the nonsense you type?

Are you for real? Or is this satire?

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Response to GGJohn (Reply #63)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 07:29 PM

65. ...wait...there's sort of an echo here

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #65)

Sun Nov 15, 2015, 04:25 PM

121. Jesus. I thought I was in The Time Machine (1960).

 

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:41 AM

9. Although I questioned why the kid was home

 

And there could have been any number of reasons, I have zero concern for the fact that he shot and killed a person who already had felony convictions and was attempting to break into someone else's house and steal their stuff. And even if the dead guy had zero criminal history I have no problem with this kid shooting him. This is very simple - if you don't want to get shot then don't try to break into someone's house. And there's no way for the kid to know if the guy was "necessarily a threat" -- relatively recently here in DC someone broke into a house, tied up the father, mother, child and housekeeper and then beat them to death. Again, your risk of getting shot is significantly lower if you decide NOT to attempt to rob someone. I am constantly amazed at the posters who excuse criminal behavior.

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Response to TeddyR (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:55 AM

13. Ok. You value possessions and privacy over human life. Noted.

 

We disagree 100%.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:58 AM

16. What part of he broke into the home did you miss?

Breaking into a home is of itself a violent crime.

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Response to GGJohn (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:20 AM

18. "attempting to break in"

For the price of a shotgun you can secure your home enough to keep most bad guys out. Most crooks do not want to draw attention. If it takes more than a few kicks to break down a door they move on. Same with windows. A fire arm should always be the last choice.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:35 AM

24. Not for these guys: lethal force is always justified whenever a threat exists (real or perceived)

 

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:33 AM

47. I guess you support

George Zimmerman as that is what he said.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:59 AM

55. Home invaders (hence the expression) usually expect someone to be home.

 

Seems some rather relish the prospect; after all, if they can't get much property, they can find get other -- you know -- rewards.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 07:02 PM

62. I agree,

but in this case, the firearm apparently was the last resort.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:28 AM

20. Unless you're a mind reader or can time travel...

 

...you have no earthly idea of what those two were after. Once they began breaking into the home, there is no reason to assume they weren't willing to resort to violence. You might elect to default to the assumption that they were only after possessions and would not commit violence, but there is certainly no ethical mandate to do so. In such situations, faced with a significant probability of grave injury and no possible way to determine the intentions of the threatening parties, using force is a reasonable response. That's not prioritizing possessions over human life, it's prioritizing your human life over that of someone presenting a credible threat.

Moreover, although it can have no bearing on the boy's decision-making process, in hindsight he acted correctly: these men turned out to be armed (indicating willingness to use deadly force) and possessed long felony records, one of which(ironically, the one who lived to face life in prison) definitely included violent crimes.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:55 AM

82. Kill first, ask questions later. Got it.

 

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #82)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 12:07 PM

87. Don't try to put words in my mouth.

 

You're spectacularly under-qualified.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #87)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 12:32 PM

88. Ok -- would you mind distilling your word salad to a single sentence?

 

A sentence that describes the proper approach to dealing with someone attempting to break into your house. Should you shoot to kill and sort it out later?

It seems to me I nailed it, but feel free to correct me.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #88)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 01:08 PM

91. I've actually BEEN in that situation. (warning: way more than one sentence)

 

My one and only DGU, and I hope it stays that way. No shots fired. None needed.

However, the situation I faced wasn't one in which I had to make an instant decision: fairly clear view (it was dark outside, but plenty of ambient light) of a single person in the process of prying open the sliding glass window of my dining area, with no way for him to see me first. I could have legally opened fire: Oregon law permits the use of deadly force against someone trying to break in to an occupied building - they don't have to be inside). But I realized he probably thought no one was home, as it was pretty early in the evening and no lights on that were visible from outside. Deep breath to calm down...flicked on the dining room light. The guy looks up and sees a pistol pointed at him. He spun around and hauled ass over the back fence. Took a while to get to sleep that evening...

Why didn't I fire, despite being legally permitted to do so? Because there was no need to do so. The guy couldn't get to me quickly, as he hadn't gotten the window open and would still have had to climb through (not that hard, as it's a big window, but still would have taken time). I could see both of his hands pretty well even before the light came on, so I could have seen him reach for a weapon had he done so. I have zero interest in shooting anyone who doesn't present a clear and present danger.

Now had there been a lot of lights on and every reason to believe the house was occupied? I don't think that would have changed my reaction...but I'd have been a lot more ready to fire. Someone breaking into a house they believe is occupied, even if their prior intent was only robbery, presents a real danger to a small female who lives alone.

Yeah, I realize I'll probably get a "cool story, bro" for this, but nothing I can do about that. This incident had one very useful benefit: I know I won't freak out in such a situation - or at least ones like this, with enough time to carefully consider my response. I'm a bit of a cold fish, emotionally (I'm wired a bit funny), so I kind of assumed I'd be okay...but no one can never know that until such a situation actually arises.

PS: I was tempted not to answer due to your rather insulting (and a bit sad) use of "word salad." Sorry, but there was nothing unclear or obfuscatory about what I wrote. Perhaps you have me confused with jimmy the one. Then again, I didn't really think you were here to actually discuss anything, but this latest response to me made me question that assumption. So a completely genuine "thanks" for that...

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #88)

Sat Nov 14, 2015, 03:26 PM

118. If you consider an intelligent, properly spelled, properly punctuated, literate reply

"word salad", maybe it's YOU who has the problem?

There was nothing in that reply that was incoherent, rambling or anything else that would qualify it as "word salad". Perhaps, in the future, you should look up the definition of words that you use before you use them so you don't make yourself look so... ummm.... uneducated. Do you have a problem with well thought-out, precise, educated answers??

Do ya want we shuld start ta usin' real small werds fer u kin reed em better? If not, please point out, exactly, where this "word salad" began.

Thanks in advance,

Ghost

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 12:00 PM

56. I value the sanctity of the home

 

And do not think that any criminal has a right to break into someone's home, or attempt to do so, and steal the items someone worked for. I am a firm believer in the castle doctrine, and if a 13 year old shoots a criminal attempting to break into the home then I have no problem with it. Again, when you commit crimes that involve entering someone else's home or threatening another then you drastically increase the chances you will be shot and if you are shot have nobody to blame but yourself. Quit trying to excuse the criminal and instead hold him accountable.

Would you feel differently if the guy who was shot was a murderer or rapist? Was the 13 year old supposed to ask "hey, criminal guy breaking into my home, are you here to rape me, because if so I'm going to shoot you but if you just want to take all our stuff then I'm ok with that"?

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Response to TeddyR (Reply #56)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:55 AM

81. "Stand your ground." In most states, you would be on legal footing.

 

However, people die needlessly because of this.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #81)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 08:41 AM

83. stand your ground doesn't apply here

since it is inside the home. Outside the home, it vs duty to retreat only matters if you can retreat safely without putting yourself in danger. The fact that he was 13 and the guys kicking in the door were adults that outnumbered him, would make that irrelevant. Only a few jurisdictions in the US expect you to retreat from your home. In fact, duty to retreat in general is pretty much uniquely US. What makes it legal is that the kid was facing, or had a objectively belief that he was facing, immediate death or grave bodily injury.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 01:36 AM

79. If you are breaking into MY home, I value MY LIFE over yours...

It's just that simple, really.

Here's a simple scenario, and question, for you:

Suppose you are sitting at home one night with your wife and daughter, minding your own business and watching TV. Suddenly, 2 armed men invade your home, tie you and your family up and begin ransacking your house. Not pleased with what they have found, they grab your wife and daughter and begin to viciously rape them.

Do YOU:
A- Tell your wife and daughter "it's okay honey, our possessions, and lives, don't matter as much as *their* lives do, so just lay there and give them what they want, and *maybe* they won't hurt us", or

B- Try your damnedest to get loose and try to stop the scumbags in the act, even if it costs you YOUR life in the process??

Speaking only for myself, They would have to kill me first because there is NO WAY IN HELL that I am going to sit passively by and watch my wife and daughter get raped. The scumbags probably plan on killing us all anyways, but I wouldn't see it, and wouldn't know it happened. My wife and daughter might see ME get killed, but they would KNOW it was because I was doing everything humanly possible to protect THEM.

Your mileage may vary...

Ghost

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Reply #79)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:53 AM

80. Nice story.

 

In the actual case, the kid could have run out the front door to the neighbors and called the police.

He had no idea who these people were. If it was a repair team at the wrong house, he would have been guilty of manslaughter.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #80)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 09:23 AM

84. He didn't *have* to run out the front door, SC's "castle doctrine" laws

protect him...

Another legal concept, which served as the common law basis for the statutory Stand Your Ground laws, is what’s known as the “castle doctrine.” In South Carolina, this doctrine says that individuals are allowed to use deadly force to defend themselves in places they have dominion over. {emphasis mine}

{snip}

There are limitations to South Carolina’s castle doctrine, including restrictions saying that it cannot be used as a defense when the “outsider” has a legal reason to be on someone’s property, such as another owner or lessee to the dwelling, a police officer investigating a crime or someone trying to remove a child under his or her guardianship.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130828/PC1002/130829374/1021/standing-your-ground-has-its-legal-limits-in-south-carolina


Someone was trying to break his door down and get in his home, while he was home alone. He had every RIGHT to protect himself. I get sick of the "criminal apologists" on here. It's time to quit mollycoddling criminals, and portraying THEM as victims! When you CHOOSE to become a career criminal, robbing & stealing from hardworking folks instead of working for what you want and/or need, serious injury up to and including death, becomes an occupational hazzard for you.

I feel bad for the kid, who is probably going to need counseling before this is all over. I also feel bad for the families of the 2 dead guys, but for the dead guys themselves, not so much...

Ghost


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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Reply #84)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 10:10 AM

85. I get it: kill 'em.

 

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #85)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 10:40 AM

86. No, you shoot to stop the threat

 

You don't "shoot to kill" or the stupid "shoot to wound". You only shoot to stop the threat.

If the criminal dies in the process, the law says it's on them, not the person in their own home minding their own business.

And all the whining about those poor, poor career criminals who "might have, could have" just been selling magazine subscriptions or collecting for the local newspaper.

But the good news is ... you get to make a choice for you and your family and the rest of us get to make ours.

But be sure and let the kids know that trying to forcefully open somebody else door while armed and with a criminal record in the middle of the night, or any other time, can be bad for your health and career path.

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Response to DonP (Reply #86)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 01:43 PM

93. Interesting rationalization: "shoot to stop the threat"

 

That's what cops say they're doing when they kill people running away or kill unarmed scary black men. "I was threatened."

That excuse, thank God, is slowly losing it's validity.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #93)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 01:57 PM

95. Not a rationalization, it's just what we teach and what the law allows

 

If self defense ever loses its "validity", I'm pretty sure the people that can't effectively defend themselves will be the first to go.

And considering that gun control keeps getting its ass handed to it in court, at the ballot box and in the legislature, not to mention any serious national polls. Nobody is holding their breath for it.

But we all know, "the tide is turning" and we better "all get ready for more gun control" and "an Australian Style confiscation is coming". LoL.

Been hearing that for 20 years with no sign of it ever coming to pass, but keep wishing and checking out the antique shops for one of those magic lamps, that's your best chance.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #93)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 02:54 PM

103. If somebody beats down my door, goddamnit, I'm threatened

And if they actually get inside, I'm in mortal danger.

And if its me or them, then I'll do everything I can to ensure it isn't me.

Why do you have such a problem understanding that?

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #85)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 01:38 PM

92. Obviously you don't "get" *anything* about this subject...

We can tell from your previous comment:

In the actual case, the kid could have run out the front door to the neighbors and called the police.

He had no idea who these people were. If it was a repair team at the wrong house, he would have been guilty of manslaughter.


A repair team at the wrong house would have been knocking on the front door a couple of times, then left a "SORRY WE MISSED YOU" doorknob hanger, like we used to do when I installed/repaired cable tv. They WOULD NOT have been trying to break down the back door. But you already know that...

It is also very telling that you offer no sympathy for the 13 year old BOY, who will probably have nightmares & need counseling for a while.

I have seen NUMEROUS POSTS where people have the mistaken notion that gun owners "sit around all day, every day, just waiting for the chance to kill another human being", when nothing could be further from the truth. The decision to end the life of another human being is not one that comes easily, unless you are a sociopath, and often leaves the shooter with severe mental anguish, including nightmares and PTSD.

Ghost

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Reply #92)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 01:47 PM

94. So, where was I wrong with the "kill first, ask questions later"?

 

That is precisely what you just said.

Do I have sympathy for the boy? No. He chose a path and followed it.

Sympathy for the dead guy? Not much, but more than for the boy who knowingly and willingly killed someone.

Kill, kill, kill. Rationalize it away, and try to garner sympathy. I'll pass.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #94)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 02:15 PM

97. You STILL don't get it, and continue to defend criminals, so all I can say is...

Thanks for playing, and have a nice day! I don't waste my time on people who defend, and mollycoddle, criminals.

Peace,

Ghost

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Reply #97)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 02:37 PM

99. Defend criminals? Care to quote me where I defended any criminal?

 

Fuck, I hate debating gun freaks. They're as bad as anti-abortion advocates.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #99)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 02:53 PM

102. Funny you bring that up, to us it seems gun control "fans" are more like them

 

Irrational, ignoring facts, violently emotional, running on some mysterious and invisible faith based "logic", with a ""because" rationale and imagining a mystical change that will take over all the people in the country in the near future.

Just like them that magical transformation never quite seems to show up.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #99)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 04:05 PM

107. Funny you should bring that up.

 

They're as bad as anti-abortion advocates.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/1172181070#post98

Which groups use 'dead babies' as a cudgel to beat their opponents with again?

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Response to beevul (Reply #107)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 05:10 PM

108. And this equates to me defending criminals????

 

You see, my friend, this is EXACTLY why debating you is a waste of time.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #108)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 05:46 PM

109. Wait, what?

 

Last edited Fri Nov 13, 2015, 06:30 PM - Edit history (1)

Fuck, I hate debating gun freaks. They're as bad as anti-abortion advocates.


Those are your words, buzz.

The direct reply to your words was this:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1172181070#post98

Which groups use 'dead babies' as a cudgel to beat their opponents with again?


What you seem to want, is to be able to throw barbs without any being thrown back. I get that not being able to create or sustain an environment where you can do that with impunity equates to debating being "a waste of time" in your view, but reality just isn't going to bend to your whims here or anywhere else.

Not to mention, you haven't in any reasonable way, anywhere in this thread, made any genuine attempt to debate me or anyone else. In fact, any time you get anywhere remotely near debating, you run away at flank speed from answering the questions or refuting the points, of your interlocutor. The closer to real debate it gets, the less inclined to answer a question or address a point you get.

Your pretense that this reflects on others rather than on you simply incredible.


And this equates to me defending criminals????


You haven't said one bad word about the home invaders in this thread. Not a single one. But you've gone out of your way to paint the boy who defended himself against them in a bad light, and you've done so repeatedly.

If you think people are drawing the wrong conclusion because of that, then explain how they're wrong.



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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #108)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 07:11 PM

112. You think that...

 

You think that you can just come into a thread and spin-characterize two armed criminals with records of violence and significant crime, engaging in a home invasion and being defended against by a kid as "kid kills someone he doesn't know because they are rattling his back door", and NOT be perceived as defending the criminals?

Really? REALLY?

I can't even begin to imagine the requisite mindset, necessary to be able to hold that belief




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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #108)

Sat Nov 14, 2015, 11:37 AM

116. Since you believe that the child is guilty, and the other two are innocent.

Will you be contributing to the defense fund for the surviving"innocent". After all he faces Felony Murder charges, and you KNOW he is innocent.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #99)

Sat Nov 14, 2015, 02:43 AM

113. How about right here??

That is precisely what you just said.

Do I have sympathy for the boy? No. He chose a path and followed it.

Sympathy for the dead guy? Not much, but more than for the boy who knowingly and willingly killed someone.

Kill, kill, kill. Rationalize it away, and try to garner sympathy. I'll pass.


Your own words! What's wrong, short term memory loss? That looks like sympathy for criminals to me. YOU are the one trying to rationalize it, by saying that they could have been repairmen at the wrong door.. blah, blah, blah...

As I said, I am done with you, have a nice day!

Ghost

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Response to Ghost in the Machine (Reply #113)

Sat Nov 14, 2015, 05:06 AM

114. Your interlocutor can't even make up his own mind...

 

On one hand he claims:

...the boy who knowingly and willingly killed someone.


And on the other:

Buzz Clik (32,727 posts)

23. He shot through a door. Blindly.



Reed Richards would be proud of the stretching, don't you think?

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Response to beevul (Reply #114)

Sat Nov 14, 2015, 06:17 AM

115. Hell, he can't even get the story right, and keeps defending the criminals

with all kinds of excuses. The goofiest one was "what if they were a repair team at the wrong address?" So much wrong with that statement I don't even know where to begin.

I used to install/repair cable tv in Miami, Fl back in the early 80's. The NUMBER 1 RULE was that you NEVER go into a customer's back yard without permission. Period! You knocked on the FRONT DOOR and, if you didn't get an answer after several attempts & waiting 15 - 20 minutes, you hung a "Sorry we missed you" hanger on the door knob.

If the mother knew that the boy was going to be home, and was expecting a "repair team" ( ), don't you think that she would have told her son??

Here's the biggest part that our criminal coddler is overlooking, from the article:

The 13-year-old was home alone on Nov. 10 at around 1:30 p.m. when he noticed a vehicle pull into the home's backyard. The boy became suspicious and grabbed his mother's handgun. When the two men, now identified as Lamar Anthwa Brown, 31, and Ira Bennett, 28, began attempting to break in


Peace,

Ghost

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #94)

Sun Nov 15, 2015, 04:12 PM

120. The Hug-a-Thug is strong in this thread, Jedi.

 

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #80)

Sat Nov 14, 2015, 01:06 PM

117. Could have run out the front door into the other two guys breaking in from the front.

Could have been shot in the back as he turned to run out the door as the guys burst through the back door.
Could have tripped on his way running away towards the front door and then was killed by the two guys.
Maybe didn't have a cell phone to call the police.
Ran out the front door, stopped to call the police, the cell phone light shows the bad guys who are now in the house and pursuing him where he is and they kill him.
Could have run out the front door, called the police, and then the cops show up and shoot the kid. Okay, this one only applies if the kid was black.

The kid was 13 and literally faced a life and death decision and had a couple of seconds to make a choice.

Your reply "Do I have sympathy for the boy? No. He chose a path and followed it."

Meanwhile, two crooks with multiple convictions for guns and violent crime get at least one gun and decide to kick their way into a house.

"Sympathy for the dead guy? Not much, but more than for the boy who knowingly and willingly killed someone."

You mentioned the anti-abortion type of argument. Interesting, as anti-abortion are so pro life that they are willing to blow up innocent bystanders to prove their love of life. You have openly stated in a public forum that you care more for the violent armed criminals engaged in a home invasion more than the THIRTEEN year old victim.

You have no moral standing to be talking to anybody about anything.




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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:05 AM

17. So when is

It acceptable to use lethal force in self defense? Or should victims always depend on the mercy of their attackers?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:32 AM

23. He shot through a door. Blindly.

 

In the legal system, he will be held harmless.

Regardless, my original statement stands.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:36 AM

25. That doesn't answer the question

When is it acceptable to use lethal force in self defense?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:38 AM

27. Damn, I swear to God I have debated you before in a dark, damp hole in a rock.

 

Do you like DU or just like asking rhetorical questions?

I answered your question. Ask another or move on.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:48 AM

31. You did not answer

You say this case is not justified. You implied the child should face criminal charges and punishment.

I am asking if you believe there is ever a situation where lethal force is justified. If the answer is yes, maybe give some very general indicators of what such a situation may be.

If you believe lethal force is never justified, then just say so.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:51 AM

33. I answered, you misread my answer.

 

I am under no obligation to keep responding to you to please you.

This isn't some sort of sanctuary for you where you can threaten to ban me if I don't play according to your rules.

I'm done with you for now.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:03 AM

37. LOL

Thank you for that response, it made my morning

I never have suggested you be banned or silenced; to the contrary, I am encouraging you to speak. Yet there is a group that operates just as you describe...

As for my question and how you responded I can infer the answer is no. Your belief is lethal force is not justified and victims should depend on the attack's mercy rather than resist.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:06 AM

39. " to the contrary, I am encouraging you to speak"

 

I agree with you completely there. Our most powerful argument is their speech.

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Response to beevul (Reply #39)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:21 AM

42. I find it odd

Hoq those who oppose self defense are so unwilling to state their position. If I am asked where I stand, on any issue, I will answer straight. No need to be mealy mouthed or duck the question; and if I am unsure I will state that also. There is no shame in admitting being undecided.

Yet ask about self defese and people give half answers, deflect or, ironically, get very defensive. I actually admire true pacifists who are willing to say they would die before harming another. That is true commitment to your beliefs. I respect that, even though my choice is different.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #42)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:27 AM

44. It speaks to the courage of their convictions.

 

Or lack there of.


Its a fundamental intangible that separates us from them, and a huge part of the reason why we win.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:31 AM

46. Wrong again. That's twice you misread my answer

 

I assume it's intentional.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #46)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:35 AM

48. He can't misread an answer you never gave.

 

You never did answer the question he asked.

Pointing to an answer to a question he didn't ask, as if its an answer to a question he DID ask, is dishonest and disingenuous.

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Response to beevul (Reply #48)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:39 AM

50. the hive is in full hum

 

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #46)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:39 AM

51. Then correct me

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #51)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 06:16 PM

111. I note that a day and a half later, no correction has been made

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:43 AM

30. The fact that they were trying to break in and shoot inside the house PROVE that they were a threat.

 

This is the same rationale used by cops to kill people who don't deserve to die: "I felt threatened."


The fact that they were trying to break in and shoot inside the house PROVE that they were a threat. Someone trying to break into an occupied home is a threat to the occupants. Period.

An intruder is not necessarily a threat, but killing him permanently ends the reason to ask questions.


How many times out of 100, when someone is trying to break into YOUR house, are you going to stroll up to the door and inquire as to their intent?

Be honest.


Again, your stance is flat out disgusting.

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Response to Kang Colby (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 08:51 AM

5. It's never too early to train your children to defend themselves.

It's nice to hear stories where guns do actually save lives.


hate that the kid was put into the position of having to defend himself from being harmed, but at least there's a good outcome for the action.


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Response to ileus (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:48 AM

53. And always leave a loaded gun or two lying around when you leave your kids home alone.

 

It's never too early to train your children to defend themselves.


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Response to stone space (Reply #53)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 07:24 PM

64. Welcome back...............

for now.

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Response to Kang Colby (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 08:58 AM

6. DGU is what?

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/DGU
DGU Dansk Golf Union
DGU Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie (German: German Society for Trauma Surgery)
DGU Defensive Gun Use
DGU Density Gradient Ultracentrifugation
DGU Double Glazed Unit (window)
DGU Danmarks Geologiske Undersřgelse (Denmark's Geological Survey)
DGU Disc Golf United
DGU Dead Good Undies
DGU Display Generator Unit
DGU Digital Gain Unit
DGU Deutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie eV (Duesseldorf, Germany)
DGU Dennis Gyomber Urology (Australia)
DGU Directeur Général Unique (French: Unique General Director)

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Response to Kang Colby (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:49 AM

10. Why didn't he just run out the front door and call 911?

This was a really risky move. He could have been shot dead when they returned fire.

Don't try this at home folks.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 08:27 PM

67. and if someone was covering the front door?

that is a very risky move. What the kid did involved less risk. What the kid should have done was go to a bedroom with a cell phone and gun, call 911 while setting up a defensive firing position in case the cops don't get there in time. Of course, one he calls 911, don't leave the room until cleared by the cops because you just turned it into a free fire zone.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #67)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:12 PM

69. He saw them pull up. You're trying too hard. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #69)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:57 PM

70. He saw the ones in the BACK YARD pull up.

 

That doesn't guarantee there weren't any in front.

Is that 'trying too hard', too?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #69)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 09:58 PM

71. don't care

did he see them drive by the front door? Doubt it. Is there a legal or moral obligation for him to leave the home? No. It would still be an unnecessary risk. If you are personally opposed defending yourself or your home, that's your business and right. What isn't your right or business is to expect others to die and be injured for what you believe in. The kid did nothing illegal nor immoral. Demanding that he not be allowed to defend himself, like the anti abortion zelots who are opposed to life and health of mother exemptions, is immoral.

Oliver Wendall Holmes put it best Detached reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of an uplifted knife

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #71)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:28 PM

73. No, I don't think he should risk his life, that's why I asked why he didn't leave.

The story make no suggestion anyone was at the front door. If he did go to the front door and found someone there, he could have shot that person, assuming that person threatened him. But if there was no one there, and there obviously was no one there, he could have gotten the hell out of there and not gotten shot at like he was.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #73)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:53 PM

74. just because the story doesn't say there

was, doesn't mean there wasn't. The kid had no way of knowing either way. Remember, everything has to be based on what the kid's perspective. Media reports are not the end all or be all of anything, nor do they include all relevant details. That is one reason I don't pay that much attention to them. He also didn't know that anyone would return fire.
Then again, assuming there wasn't anyone there and the attackers heard him go out the front door, then he would be vulnerable. I can picture this as likely if the house is, say, a single wide trailer or a shotgun house.
People react to the stress and base their decisions on what is front of them. He knows that more than anyone else. Maybe you would do the same in the exact same situation, maybe not. Assuming a motivation based on, not much, is really projection.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #74)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 12:41 AM

75. There's really no point to this conversation, you are creating your own facts.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #75)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 12:50 AM

77. not quite,

simply pointing out that little is known, but I do give my observations of the media and how it plays in investigations.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:37 AM

26. "Shit happens".

 

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:04 AM

38. Thats a DIFFERENT story.

 

Not the other side of the (the same) story.

Start a thread about it, rather than trying to hijack this thread.

Oh, but that would mean not trying to hijack this one. Nevermind.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:07 AM

40. That would be an entirely

Different story.

The other side of the story in this case would be something that shows the two men were at the house for some plausibly benign reason.

The fact that in this incident a child defended himself does not change my opinion that there should still be safe storage laws. In this case however at the adult would not be charged as there would be an affirmative defense. In the story you reference the adult should be charged for negligence.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:30 AM

45. Then how about this

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/26/us/florida-fatal-food-argument/

(CNN)A 13-year-old Florida boy killed his 6-year-old brother and wounded an older sibling following a food disagreement -- then committed suicide with the same gun, authorities said.

"This is a nightmare when you hear about the ages of these boys," said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. "A 6-year-old that was probably playing in his room, an argument over food, and he lost his life."

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #45)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 11:37 AM

49. What does that have to do with the OP? N/T

 

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #45)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 12:07 PM

57. As I stated above

 

I don't believe it is a good idea for a 13 year old to have easy access to weapons when unsupervised. That doesn't change the fact that in this instance the child used a gun for protection in a manner that is legal. Pointing to a completely different outcome doesn't somehow diminish this one.

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Response to TeddyR (Reply #57)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 12:20 PM

58. This 14 year old was in the house with his parents

Frightening audio from a 911 call placed seconds after a 14-year-old boy shot both his parents reveals the teen had no idea why he killed them.

Alex Crain, now 15, is heard begging police to hurry to his family's home in Naples, Fla., in the audio, which was released Monday, according to Naples News.

"I was sleeping and the next thing I knew, I had a gun in my hand. And my parents were on the ground," he says.

Crain, who was charged as an adult and sentenced in April to more than 20 years in prison for manslaughter, told the dispatcher he didn't know what led to the killings.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/florida-teen-killed-parents-sleeping-knew-gun-hand-article-1.1106898

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Response to TeddyR (Reply #59)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 12:42 PM

61. Post was about children

with guns.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #61)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 08:34 PM

68. perhaps this one better

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheshire,_Connecticut,_home_invasion_murders
compared to this one
http://www.news9.com/story/19858704/12-year-old-girl-shoots-intruder-during-home-invasion
On a follow up, the guy she shot is a known sex offender.
and 14 isn't really a child, they are young adults. If treated and brought up as such, they will act as such.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 08:06 PM

66. That's not the other side of the story,

it would behoove you to start your own thread rather than try to jack this one.

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Response to Kang Colby (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2015, 10:21 PM

72. LOL it is amusing too see them flip out about stories of this nature..

It is sad to live in a world where some are so blinded by religious dogma that they are unable to see the light.

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #72)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 12:57 AM

78. You know whats more amusing?

 

Beating them silly using their own statistics and talking points.



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Response to beevul (Reply #78)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 12:34 PM

90. Even more amusing?

 

Watching someone with an empty argument declaring victory in a debate.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #90)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 02:25 PM

98. Speaking of 'full of hum this morning'...

 

First you said it, then you did it.

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Response to beevul (Reply #98)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 02:38 PM

100. Nicely played, Mr. Rhetorical!

 

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #100)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 02:44 PM

101. Look, I'd rather have a real debate...

 

Look, I'd rather have a real debate, but you've shown multiple times in this thread you have no interest in having one. You'd rather play games.

So don't complain when people play those games substantially better than you do.

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Response to beevul (Reply #101)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 02:54 PM

104. You don't want a debate -- you want only to attempt to humiliate your "opponents."

 

Sorry I won't play, but you bring nothing but the same, tired bullshit.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #104)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 03:03 PM

105. I can see how you'd confuse the two.

 

As real debate generally ends in humiliation and embarrassment for your side. Proof of that exists in this thread, in every one of your dodges and every question you refuse to answer.

Your first post in this thread was filled with all kinds of negativity towards the boy who defended himself from a violent break in, and not a word about those doing the breaking in. And with every additional post your words became more shrill, and more nasty.

You're projecting, and apparently under the impression that you're invisible and nobody can see what you're doing.

Your mistake.





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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #72)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 12:34 PM

89. What are you talking about?

 

You think it requires religious dogma to not kill someone who is not posing a lethal threat to you?

Holy shit.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #89)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 02:03 PM

96. Breaking into an occupied residential dwelling is considered a potentially lethal threat

 

in every jurisdiction in the United States, and with astonishingly few exceptions, justifies lethal force in response.

You appear to object to virtually all American self-defense jurisprudence, and/or are so blinded by your hatred of firearms that you're past the point of rationale discussion of this particular story.

Luckily, almost no one, regardless of political persuasion, regrets what befell these two violent repeat felon home invaders. Similarly, almost everyone sympathizes with the awful but necessary choice of the boy to defend himself, and stories like this will further increase support for gun rights, particularly the right to keep a firearm in you home for self-defense.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #89)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 03:54 PM

106. You are mistaken..

Anyone forcing entry into my home, after being warned away, still decide to continue, IS a lethal threat. I *WILL* do my best to keep them from gaining entry into my home. I will succeed in this endeavor, by using modern semi-automatic, magazine fed firearms. If I am not here, my wife, and teenagers will do the same. If several are trying to force entry, we all, will work together to stop them. If more help is needed, our neighbors are all of the same outlook as me, and are properly equipped to help. We will not count on a violent felons benevolence, they will depend on OURS.... The locks on our doors, is for your protection, not ours......

We will turn "their chosen" point of entry into the second coming of Omaha Beach. They will have a short amount of time to reflect upon the utter and complete stupidity of their chosen life path. When the police finally make it out here, in out in the county, odds are they will have nothing to do but write a report.

This is not our problem, it is theirs..

The dogma I am talking about is the religious zeal that some blindly follow in their efforts to restrict my ability to defend my family's life. The ability to defend my family is not "up for debate" with ANYONE Just like you can't argue with bible thumpers, it is just as pointless to argue with most gun control advocates in their ivory towers, surrounded by armed guards.



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Response to Kang Colby (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2015, 12:50 AM

76. That could have been me at age 13 (or 10) had circumstances

 

warranted...

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Response to Kang Colby (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2015, 01:37 PM

119. Here's a better link, with more information on the story...

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20151110/PC16/151119940

It tells WHY the boy was home, and also has a witness to the attempted break-in...

Peace,

Ghost

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