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Self-Defense, that inherent right, and guns
Posted by: McQ on Saturday, October 25, 2008

Recently exercised in Florida:
A Hillsborough County middle school teacher shot and killed a burglar who burst into her home Friday morning.

Sheriff's deputies say 62-year-old Juanita Enzor was in her bedroom around 5 a.m. when a man kicked in the front door. Detectives say when the man confronted Enzor, she grabbed her gun and fired, shooting the man in the chest.

The bleeding, injured suspect then started attacking Enzor, but she managed to escape and run from her home.

Deputies arrived at the scene on Kirkland Drive and found the suspect dead inside.
Now you know why guns are "equalizers" in situations like that. And of course, Ms. Enzor couldn't wait on law enforcement to show up.

And although not as deadly as the shooting in Florida, a Missouri homeowner also exercised that right recently.
Scott County deputies arrested a 35-year-old Sikeston, Mo., man Wednesday in connection with an attempted burglary, according to a Scott County Sheriff's Department news release.

Jason Roach allegedly approached a residence on County Road 538 on Tuesday and rang the doorbell. Police say Roach turned the doorknob and would have gained entry, according to the homeowner, were it not for the safety latch on the door.

Roach entered the home through a rear garage entrance where he was greeted by the homeowner, who held a handgun, according to the news release.
Again, the homeowner had the right to defend himself and his property. He (or she) had no time to call and wait on law enforcement.

The last and best (HT: ankit patel):
Police say an Air Force sergeant shot an intruder at his apartment, then gave the man first aid while waiting for police officers to arrive.

Fayetteville police said Sgt. Jared Johnson came home Thursday afternoon to find two men inside, The Fayetteville Observer reported Friday. Police Sgt. Samuel Oates said Johnson shot one man in the leg.

Neighbor Jamal Triplett said he heard the gunshot and saw Johnson outside tending to the man’s wound while calling 911.

“The guy was just lying on the ground, screaming,” Triplett said.

Oates said the wounded man was identified as Christopher Pittman and was charged with the break-in. Pittman was treated at a hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries.

Oates said a car full of stolen items from a break-in at another apartment complex was left at Johnson’s apartment..
Once again, no time to wait for police and certainly a necessity to act.

As a neighbor said:
“He just protected himself,” Triplett said of Johnson. “I’d do the same thing. I’m glad he did it.”
These are three among thousands of examples of why the right to keep and bear arms is a critical right and not subject to the whims of politicians and uninformed "do gooders".

If the Democrats sweep, look for attempts at encroachment again. They're already gearing up for a reprise on the assault weapons ban.
 
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And at one point Mr. Obama was for limiting self-defense. (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/17/politics/main2369157.shtml). I am an old fashioned American in that you invade my home at your risk. And I also believe that most people do not change their opinions/positions easily or quickly, especially politicians who live in their own cocoon outside of everyday life and its realities.

In MD some years ago when there was a discussion on stronger handgun law proposals at a local TV station, I believe it was PBS, with three people from Baltimore; two were blacks with one a former gang member and the other elderly. Both were against the law because they felt that they would be deprived of self-defense. The former gang member said he thought that as is the case now, he could get a weapon regardless of the law, so why have the gun law and take ownership away from good people. The interviewer couldn’t believe what he was hearing from his reaction to their positions since I assume he believed that those from areas of high violence would be for stronger gun control.

Our former Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend during a visit to homes in Baltimore was outraged that an elderly black man in the violent inner city of Baltimore was allowed, under the law at the time, to have a loaded shotgun in the corner of his living room. She, though, had a police escort. I wonder what she would have thought about going there by herself or spending a couple of nights in his neighborhood. Politicians seldom get asked that type of question.
 
Written By: amr
URL: http://americanconservativeparty.org
Few people are against handguns for self-defense. Full-auto rifles and miniguns aren’t for self defense.
 
Written By: TomD
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First, I don’t accept your premise that a full auto weapon doesn’t have a self-defense role. Secondly, given your premise, perhaps you can explain why it is the "Brady Bunch" going after semi-auto weapons that just happen to look like the full auto version?
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.QandO.net
I recommend reading the link below that highlights citizens protecting themselves around the country,...

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/
 
Written By: Mark Cancemi
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Few people are against handguns for self-defense.
That’s not true. Take these people, for instance.
 
Written By: Steverino
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That’s why it’s such a good idea to go ahead and stock up now before the election. If you wait until after, you may not find just what you want at the same price as today.

Expect the size of federal government to double within the next four years if the messiah is crowned king of kings.
 
Written By: Bradley
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Few people are against handguns for self-defense. Full-auto rifles and miniguns aren’t for self defense.


Obama is against handguns and self defense. See his opinion on the DC ban.

Full auto weapons are banned by an ’86 law, except for the ones that were registered when the law was passed. They are now very expensive.

Weapons like the AR15 (or M1 carbine) are excellent for home defense, as well as a wide range of other defense uses. An M4gery is better for home defense than a handgun, and on top of that you can mount CQB optics like an EoTech and weapon’s lights to identify the "bump in the night".
 
Written By: Don
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CA outlawed my 10-22 as an assault weapon at one point in time. I wrote previously that policies/positions will not change because of "politicians who live in their own cocoon outside of everyday life and its realities." And I add this, that they don’t usually know their a$$ from a hole in the ground because of the before mentioned cocoon around their life which protects them from life’s experiences. What ever one thinks about Sarah Palin, she has experienced life and that is why she is so hated by the elites; the same ones who don’t know a shotgun from a rifle or a 10-22 from an AK-47 or prefer a lofty lie to hard reality.
 
Written By: amr
URL: http://americanconservativeparty.org

 
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