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Under the new law, the lawful occupant of a home, motor vehicle or workplace isn’t required to retreat prior to using deadly force. The law presumes that a person who unlawfully and by force enters or attempts to enter one of these locations intends to commit an unlawful act involving force or violence.
“I will do whatever it takes to protect my family, myself and other loved ones,” said Rick Mitchell, National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Certified Instructor. “Law abiding citizens should never have to fear the possibility of facing prison time for defending themselves or their families from a serious threat. I am glad that the lawmakers are finally getting something right.”
Kathy Harrington (R), Andrew Brock (R), and Doug Berger (D) have filed a bill in the NC Senate to bring what is known as the “Castle Doctrine” to North Carolina. Under current law, citizens may use deadly force against and intruder in their own homes “if the occupant reasonably apprehends that the intruder may kill or inflict serious bodily harm to the occupant or others in the home or residence, or (ii) if the occupant reasonably believes that the intruder intends to commit a felony in the home or residence.” The current law can have the perverse effect of placing the burden of proof for the criminal’s intentions and ability to inflict harm on the homeowner.
An athletic and academic standout in Lee County said a lunchbox mix-up has cut short her senior year of high school and might hurt her college opportunities.
Ashley Smithwick, 17, of Sanford, was suspended from Southern Lee High School in October after school personnel found a small paring knife in her lunchbox.
The lunchbox (and small paring knife) was apparently her father’s. The two of them have identical lunchboxes and it looks like she took the wrong one on the wrong day.
Then she took it to the wrong school with the wrong person in charge. Superintendent Jeff Moss is a poster boy for idiot educators.
FWIW, when you homeschool in Murdoc’s district, the superintendent takes you out shooting once in a while.
UPDATE: Updates at Instapundit indicate that the school district is claiming the knife was found was found on the person of Miss Smithwick in her purse. The knife was not found in Miss Smithwick’s lunchbox as reported by her family and the media” and that the she has not been “long-term suspended.”
However, a reader points out the pictures that appear to show a bag-like lunchbox, which would invalidate their defense if that bag is the lunchbox in question, is not her purse, and is where the knife was found. Unless that bag also contained all sorts of stuff normally found in girls’ purses and not only lunch, they’re full of it. We’ll see.
This is a case of pizza guy getting beaten and robbed while in the store. And this pizza guy is a former LEO, so we’ll see what that does to Pizza Hut’s “no weapons” policy.
Inside a cooler at an east Charlotte Pizza Hut, two would-be robbers were hitting and pistol-whipping a delivery driver. All the while, the driver said, he kept his right elbow pinned tightly against his body – holding a Glock 22 under his shirt and out of view.
He didn’t want to use the gun unless he was forced to, he recalled Tuesday. But as he felt one of the men lifting his shirt, nearly exposing the gun, the deliveryman opened fire.
The two dead guys were 21 years old. The delivery driver is 57.
A Pizza Hut official stated that they won’t discuss their weapons policy “in the interest of our employees’ safety.” Which would be funny if the policy didn’t threaten the safety of so many Pizza Hut employees.
This is odd to Murdoc:
State law requires that anyone buying or otherwise receiving a crossbow in North Carolina first obtain a pistol permit from the sheriff’s office in their county of residence or hold a valid concealed handgun permit.
From what I understand, this is not related to the new opportunity to hunt with crossbows in North Carolina but has always been a requirement of purchasing or receiving a crossbow.
What do concealed handguns or the permission to carry them have to do with crossbows?
Gun store posters take flak
For more than a week, a local gun shop owner has been under scrutiny regarding certain advertisements outside his front door.
Nashville Guns owner Dennis Nielsen has been met with the watchful eyes of a few county officials and town residents for the storefront posters of women holding guns. Facing two documented complaints, Nielsen maintains that he has done nothing wrong and runs a clean business.
Facing the Washington Street sidewalks are two posters inside of Nielsen’s gun shop windows. The first poster shows a model with blond-streaked hair in a black dress holding an AR-15 rifle, with the second picture of the same model holding a .357 magnum pistol. Inside his shop, similar posters are attached to the walls, showing the same model holding different weapons.
The photos in the news story don’t appear to be risque in the slightest.
“At approximately 9:30 p.m., two male employees were getting into a vehicle with the night deposit when two black males approached their car,” Thompson said. “One of the suspects was armed with a handgun, while the other was holding a piece of lumber.”
Thompson said the victims were ordered to lie on the ground.
“While the victims were on the ground, they were both struck in the head with a blunt object,” Thompson said.
Cooperating with bad guys doesn’t always work out.
Got google alerts for all of these stories today:
South Haven, MI: Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint
Portsmouth, VA: Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint in Portsmouth
New Castle County, DE: Delivering pizzas downright dangerous
Raleigh, NC: Pizza shop worker shot in robbery attempt
A would-be burglar who’d been scared off from one house by a 70-year-old woman found himself a few minutes later staring down the wrong end of a shotgun at another, police say.
And before the sun rose Sunday, Joshuah Scott Rutledge probably figured out that this northern Gaston County town wasn’t ripe for the picking.
“If they think Stanley is sleepy, they’ve got another thing coming,” said 56-year-old Phyllis Osborne, who now calls her 62-year-old husband Richard her “knight in shining armor.”
Rutledge, 26, of Oakboro was reportedly climbing through a bathroom window of a woman’s home on the 3500 block of N.C. 27 in Stanley at 4:30 a.m. Sunday when the woman, who’d had her 70th birthday the week before, spotted him and scared him away before he could get inside.
He then apparently went to a house across the street off N.C. 27 on Watts Street, this time making it inside.
But once inside he found himself staring at Richard Osborne and an old shotgun that his wife’s grandfather had once used to slaughter hogs. Whether the gun would still fire a shot remains in question.
Apparently, the punk didn’t feel lucky.
Something that needs to be constantly hammered when talking about gun control is that, when it comes to self defense, a gun is the only tool available that allows a huge segment of the population to equalize or neutralize the threat of criminals younger and stronger than they are.
And this doesn’t only apply to the very valid “but criminals would still have guns” argument. Even if you could “wave the magic wand” and make all firearms everywhere vanish in a poof, the older and weaker among us would be at the mercy of the young thug. Therefore, even if it were possible to 100% disarm 100% of the criminals, guns would be 100% necessary.
We should be asking “Why do gun control proponents want to make victims of senior citizens?“
Those watching things closely may have noticed a trend:
- Gun sales jump (Utah)
- Area gun sales spike (Alabama)
- Gun sales rise in Ohio, stay flat in Ross County (Ohio)
- Gun sales shoot up after Election Day (Colorado)
- Gun sales up, supplies down (Texas)
- S.D. gun shops see rise in sales (South Dakota)
- Gun, ammo sales increase in Churchill, Lyon counties (Nevada)
- Local gun sales increase since election (Arkansas)
- Gun sales shoot way up (Maine)
- Hawaii gun sales shooting up
- Fear Fuels Gun Sales Locally (West Virginia)
- Gun Sales Are Up Since Obama Election (Kentucky)
- Fear of ban increases gun sales (Mississippi)
- Finger on safety as gun sales shoot upward (Idaho)
- Gun sales rise as owners fear stricter controls (North Carolina)
- Gun Sales Boom Ahead of Obama Presidency (Tennessee)
- Gun Sales Booming Since Presidential Election (Nebraska)
- Gun sales, permits climb following election (North Dakota)
- Gun Sales Rise As Buyers Anticipate Political Change (Washington)
- Gun Sales Shoot Upward in Springfield (Missouri)
- Madison gun sales soar (Virginia)
- Some stores see surge in gun sales (Pennsylvania)
- Firearm sales surge following election (Wisconsin)
These are all from the past two or three days and aren’t simply re-runs of AP items in different papers. All of these have considerable, if not exclusively, local content. I could easily have included many, many more.
No doubt, the media coverage is feeding the flames a bit. As is the fact that hunting seasons are kicking off or underway in most states right now. But the trend is unmistakable.
It doesn’t seem to be localized to the bitter, clingy parts of the nation. Or to the red states.