Posted by: Scott Lee | March 15, 2010

Wounded Intruder?

TD reported: Intruder wounded at northern Henrico home

Wounded?  WOUNDED?????  No intruder in my house would be…wounded!!  There will be one story when the cops arrive….mine!

Well, unless I make my house a “Gun Free Zone” then I wouldn’t have to worry about bad guys!

At least this homeowner was smart enough to excercise his Second Amendment rights!  However, now, with our legal system and liberal ideals the intruder may be able to sue the homeowner for excessive force or some other stupid reason (remember this)!


Responses

  1. Scott,

    Remember, when you are asked why you killed the intruder at your trial or grand jury, you respond that you did not kill the intruder. You apparently wounded him fatally. He died of his wounds. You shot to stop him, not kill him.

    Trust me. Semantics are important.

  2. When I was a teen, the fellow who lived two houses away from ours had a similar, shoot to kill, policy.

    One night, he heard someone sliding the back window open and crawling in. He got into position at the doorway of the room and when the intruder turned, the home owner pumped him full of lead from a military style, M1911 .45 pistol.

    When he turned on the lights, he discovered that he had just murdered his nephew.

    The owner’s sons later explained that the nephew would sometimes come over and spend the night and, rather than wake the parents, would just come in through the back window.

    This is just one of many reasons why we do not need a, “Castle Doctrine” and anyone who elects to defend their property should be properly trained, including a thorough education regarding when deadly force is appropriate and when the use of non-lethal force is the proper course of action.

    We can agree to support the Second Amendment, but we should also have some agreement on the proper (voluntary) training for firearms owners. I could support increasing the level of training required for CCP holders to include a course on shoot-don’t shoot and a thorough briefing on Virginia laws and cases, that would give a better perspective on the use of deadly force.

    Every citizen must retain the right to arm themselves with the best equipment, including suppressors, thermal night vision sights, and infrared laser aiming modules. We need to stop restricting these aforementioned products to law enforcement, or military only, because devices, such as laser aiming modules, greatly improve accuracy in low light situations and would also diminish the possibility of missing the intended target, or causing collateral casualties.

  3. J.Tyler
    He did not murder his nephew. He killed him by mistake. There is a big difference between the two.That poor soul believed he was defending his home. By the way, the case you site is the exception as opposed to the rule. The vast majority of us are either trained law enforcement, military or have been trained by either of the two now in civilian life. Whether hunting or home defence you always make sure of your target!!!!!

  4. One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.

    Thomas Jefferson, June 19, 1796

    “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right
    to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort,
    to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
    — Thomas Jefferson

    Sorry for the loss J tyler , BUT I wish to be able to defend MY home with ALL FORCE NEEDED , including deadly force ,and should not be arrested for doing so , When seconds counts the police are mintues away. if they are you are dead before they can rescue you.

  5. It seems to me that the home owner in this case followed spirit and the letter of the law. Va law requires a citizen to show that his life or the lives of his family were in danger. He had successfully done that. The perp was down and the fight was over. Well done.

    As for all the I woulda done this or that s….. you ll never know how you ll react until it happens to you.


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