This is a discussion on Wisconsin home invasion and shooting within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by DocPMD If you are referring to my post, let me make a couple of things very clear, First, in no way am ...
"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose."
-James Earl Jones
Unless there is something more to this story that is not being reported, the DA is obligated to clear this case. Even in W.I. the rule of law stands! The DA is obligated to enforce the law as they are written! "EXAMPLE" If the shooter was a convicted felon, Yes he could be charged with being in possession of a firearm, but the Castle Doctrine shooting would still be justified. I'm all the more shocked that I have not read the names of people who hosted and supplied the alcohol. Are there any pending charges?? But to say they are going to march on the DA's office and demand charges be brought, I hope the DA charges them for organizing a march without the proper permits. The guy shot was (ANYTHING) but a model citizen with an established history of belligerence when under the influence of what ever he was using. The family may very well be playing the race card. White man shoots black drunk man.
This story teaches/confirms a few things for me.
It is best for me to have many lines of defense / deterrents in place within my home before a situation reaches the point where I shoot. While I feel anyone who breaks into my home is a threat to my family / myself and I will respond accordingly, I would not want to know I just took a life of a young man who mostly likely was just being stupid and I could have scared him away before he met the business end of my firearm.
It's not required by law here in Ohio but it sure makes a lot of sense for me to think this way. While the castle doctrine is great to have in place, I want to AVOID situations like this at all costs...if possible.
Just did a back ground on the mother of the kid, Well just say it's colorful to say the least! Seems the apple didn't fall far from this tree...
Give the homeowner credit, he turned this BG life around, and he is no longer a problem for the system !!
" The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." Thomas Jefferson
1). The media wants the negative spin on the castle doc. Media playing politics.
2). The home owner is now in a "ugly spotlight" that may have legal ramifications and or prison time.
3). Some 20 year old alcoholic with a record "running from the cops" got killed while breaking into a home at 2 AM. ( yes the porch is the home)
I do not want to comment on the shoot because we don't know the entire story. I believe the home owner is being silent because his lawyers told him to be and once the truth is out he should be cleared.
I agree that the media should bring up the 20 year olds record.
sure does, we got a recall effort going on. they want to get more people against our new gov. If they get a recall, there will be millions of dollars spent on the election and thats what they want .... follow the money.......
How can you say it doesn't serve the media's liberal agenda???? you are on the outside looking in.
I personally wouldn't have shot him on an enclosed porch If there was a locked door/barrier between him and me/family.I would have called 911,sounds like the kid was an Alcoholic,but his Wrong Step on someone else's property was his final step.
The adult that hosted the party should be charged with providing alcohol to minors,and possibly Involuntary Manslaughter,I bet a conviction would wake some other idiots up that think providing an intoxicant beverage to minors is just being a "cool" parent
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