Merry Christmas, bad guy!

Here's your typical leftward-leaning media for you. This incident happened quite close to my AO.

Homeowner used own gun to kill Kent man

A Kent man who shot and killed a suspected intruder inside his home Saturday was armed with his own handgun when he walked in the door and found the stranger inside his home, police said.

A man and woman came home to their condo on Kent's East Hill at 6 p.m. Saturday to find another man inside. The 28-year-old homeowner used his own gun to shoot the suspected intruder, said Kent police spokesman Paul Petersen.

It's unknown why the homeowner had a handgun, Petersen said.

Police aren't releasing the homeowners' names. The dead man, believed in his mid-20s, has not been identified.

Neighbors reported four to five gunshots, but there were no witnesses other than the homeowners, Petersen said.

After the man was shot, he ran through a broken sliding-glass door and died in the backyard. He was carrying a bag that contained some stolen property from the couple's home, Petersen said.

Between you and me, this guy is a hero, he should be getting a medal, but did you notice how non-committal the PD guys were? Fine, I can understand not commenting on something that could turn into a legal battle, but did you notice this comment by the author?

It's unknown why the homeowner had a handgun, Petersen said.

Why does he need a reason? This is America darn it, and people should be able to protect themselves and their family without trying to justify "why [they] had a handgun."

Congratulations, Mr. Homeowner. I hope that the system doesn't rake you over the coals too much for doing what's right.


Blogger Tracy said...

Yeah, and furthermore, this exact situation is why he had a handgun!
Actually, I have an even better answer:
"Why did you have a handgun?"
"Because jerks like you prevent me from carrying an AR-15!"

2/06/2008 08:02:00 PM  
Blogger knight_308 said...

I'll have to keep that one in mind, I love it!

2/11/2008 12:50:00 PM  

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