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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:36 AM

More gun nuts and castle doctrine.

From today's Detroit News, some follow up to the earlier thread, "As long as I can fight back, I will."

First the castle doctrine part of the article:
A 38-year-old woman who was confronted Thursday by an armed burglar inside her northwest Detroit home grabbed her own gun and killed the intruder, police said.

The confrontation happened about 10 a.m. in the 17500 block of Appoline, Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens said.

"The victim was inside her home when she heard someone break in," Stephens said. "She observed that the suspect was armed; she was armed herself, and fired shots, fatally wounding the 19-year-old suspect."

The incident is the second in two weeks involving a homeowner who fatally shot an intruder. Last week, 75-year-old Willie White shot and killed an 18-year-old man who broke into the side door of his home, also in northwest Detroit. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy investigated the shooting and determined it was justified.


Then, to prove that only "gun nuts" who are part of the "gun culture" would be the kind of people to shoot someone over property:
Since the March 27 incident, White, who said someone tried to burglarize his house the evening before the shooting, has taken precautions against future break-ins.

"My son and daughter came up from Georgia and insisted I install an alarm," said the retired grandfather of 8 who cares for his sick wife, Henrietta, a stroke victim. "So I got the alarm installed.

"I'm still waiting for the police to give me back my (SKS) rifle (which was confiscated as evidence), but I've got a shotgun here," White said. "I don't know a whole lot about guns, but the officers (who responded to the shooting) showed me how to load it so I could protect myself."


Clearly, Mr. White is one of those nra-lovin' teabaggers who totes his guns to intimidate polite society.

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mvccd1000 Apr 2012 OP
safeinOhio Apr 2012 #1
ileus Apr 2012 #2
krispos42 Apr 2012 #3
safeinOhio Apr 2012 #4
krispos42 Apr 2012 #6
ileus Apr 2012 #5
ileus Apr 2012 #7

Response to mvccd1000 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:46 AM

1. Nah,

only nra-lovin' teabaggeers would get a nut reading about it.

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Response to mvccd1000 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:06 AM

2. SKS....not exactly your run of the mill home defense rifle.

I love my little SKS, but it's not a little gun by any means...

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Response to mvccd1000 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:41 AM

3. Justice will not be done...

..until the 38-year-old woman is forced to go through a year of pre-trial motions, a criminal trial by the State, and a civil trial by the victim. followed up by a nice legal bill.


Because, after all, she might have lured the guy in then shot him so she could experience the thrill of killing the ultimate game animal. Or maybe she could have run away.

These possibilities must be run through a pair of juries to the fullest extent possible, of course.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:50 PM

4. Frivolous lawsuit are rare, at least winning them is.

If one does find one that wins, it is as rare as finding a legal CCW holder committing a felony and is just as big in the news and is used to make a point by those with some agenda.



http://www.arnoldlawfirm.com/oregon-jury-duty-lane-county.html

There is already substantial "quality control" in the civil justice system.  The availability of motions to strike, motions to dismiss, motions to make more definite and certain, motions for summary judgment, and settlement conferences coupled with the expense and risk to the attorney, make the chances of a frivolous personal injury lawsuit proceeding to trial nearly impossible. Sure, anyone with a piece of paper, pen, and check can file a lawsuit. We live in a free country where we can address our disagreements in court.  However, frivolous lawsuits are rarely filed and virtually never make it to trial.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:39 PM

6. And the state's attorney? The criminal charges? n/t

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:07 PM

5. Exactly why every state needs good strong self defense laws.

Maybe not a castle doctrine, but good laws that prevent ambulance chasers and DA's looking to make a name for themselves.

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Response to mvccd1000 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:30 PM

7. What about castle nuts for an AR?

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