Tag Archive: Castle Doctrine


Burglar Caught In The Act Shot In The Neck With A 12-Gauge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A burglar caught red-handed was shot and killed by a jewelry store owner in Elgin, Texas, about 25 miles outside of Austin, early Monday morning, a local Fox affiliate reported.

  Police say that 41-year-old Robert Trevino broke into the store just before 1 a.m. using a hammer to shatter the glass in the front door, then smashing the jewelry-filled display cases. But what Trevino didn’t know was that the store owner, Juan Torres, happened to be in a back room of the store.

  When Torres heard the commotion, he went to the front of the store, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun. What happened next was caught on the store’s video surveillance and is being reviewed by authorities as part of the investigation.”

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Father of 2 Shoots, Kills Home Intruder

 

 

 

 

” Lee Heng says he didn’t think twice about what he had to do when he heard two intruders break into his home early Easter morning.

“You don’t have time to think,” said the 63-year-old South Philadelphia homeowner, husband and father of two. “They came like lightning.”

Police say two men broke in through the second floor bathroom window of Heng’s home on the 1400 block of S. 6th Street just before 1 a.m. Heng was sleeping when he heard his 14-year-old son screaming. Realizing his son was in danger, Heng immediately took action.

“I jumped out of the bed and I grabbed my gun,” said Heng.

Police say the armed intruders confronted Heng and a struggle ensued. During the scuffle, Heng opened fire and the men left the house through the window and onto the rear roof, according to police.

When police arrived, they found one of the men on the back roof dead. The other  intruder got away and was spotted on surveillance video fleeing on foot towards 5th Street.”

 

 

 

 

 

NH House Votes To Repeal Stand-Your-Ground Law

 

 

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” CONCORD, N.H. —Deadly force would no longer be a viable first option for people defending themselves or others in a public place if they could safely retreat from the threat, under a bill approved Wednesday by the New Hampshire House.

The bill would repeal part of New Hampshire’s stand-your-ground law that Republicans pushed through two years ago — over a governor’s veto and objections by law enforcement professionals. Current law allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves any place they have a right to be without having a duty to retreat.

The bill returns the law to one based on the Castle Doctrine, which says a person does not have to retreat from intruders at home before using deadly force, but must consider it in public. The law passed in 2011 expanded that principle to public places.”

HT/Guns Save Lives

 

 

 

 

G&A Ranks the Best States for Gun Owners in 2013

 

 

 

 

 

”  These days, it’s becoming more difficult for gun owners across the country to find safe haven, as the powers that be on both federal and state levels begin introducing a quagmire of anti-gun legislation hindering the rights of law-abiding citizens. States like Illinois are notorious for their anti-gun agendas, while states like Texas are viewed as a sort of shooters’ paradise.

But just how true are those reputations? To provide you, dear reader, with a primer of gun-friendly regions of the United States, we’ve analyzed all 50 states—and Washington, D.C.—and ranked them to find out which are the most pro-gun.

States can score a maximum 10 points per category, with a perfect score of 50. Full disclosure, though: No state attained that perfect score, though two states came awfully close. As was expected, Washington, D.C., kicked off our list with a whopping zero points, and other anti-gun Meccas such as New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and California weren’t far behind. Topping our list of pro-gun states were Arizona, Vermont, Alaska, Utah and Kentucky. Click through the gallery below to see where your state ranked.

 

States were measured on gun rights/friendliness to gun owners by the following criteria:

  • CCW/Open Carry: Only states that don’t require a permit for concealed or open carry scored a perfect 10 in this category. Everybody else was judged accordingly.
  • MSRs: States with no restrictions on the kind, type or number of modern sporting rifles (ARs, AKs, etc.) that can be owned or purchased scored a 10 in this category.
  • Class 3/NFA: The majority of states allow their citizens to own Class 3/NFA-type firearms (machine guns, suppressors, short-barreled rifles, etc.), provided they follow the federal licensing standard, but not every state is yea or nay.
  • Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground: States’ scores were determined based on how strong your the law is regarding self-defense in and out of the home, and whether in the right you’re immune from civil prosecution.
  • Miscellaneous: How pro-gun the state culture is has a lot to do with scoring in this category. Scores are based on the percentage of gun owners in the state, if there are any restrictions on gun or ammunition purchases or magazine capacity, pending pro- or anti-gun legislation, CCW reciprocity, and any restrictions on guns that not covered in the other categories.”