toss up: sometimes even felons defend their homes

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    toss up: sometimes even felons defend their homes

    is it good, is it bad, is it ugly? I don't know. I do know that a felon barred from having guns and ammo shot and killed two intruders... Be interesting to see if he's charged... State? or federal?

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    Follow-up story
    Convicted Felon Won't Be Charged in "Justified" Double Homicide | WSPA

    Shooter will not be charged. Good info at the end of the article.

    A case known as State v. Brayboy provides that "a person can be acting lawfully, even if he is in unlawful possession of a weapon, if he was entitled to arm himself in self-defense at the time of the shooting."

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    Being as he won't be charged, will he still remain in possession of the gun, or will he have to get another hot one off the street to replace it?

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    maybe he's been reformed, bad people can do good things... Glad that they didn't charge him but, like most, not sure I like the idea that he had a gun..
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    So.. he was outside and they had the "intent" to break into the apartment.... think there has to a lot missing in this story to jump from one thing to the other, or to know what really happened.
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    I have mixed feelings about this case, but believe that everyone has a right to defend their home. I am glad that justice was served and his right to home defense trumped the possible charge against him.

    But then I struggle on where his rights to defend should end. If a felon can legally defend his home with a firearm, why not let him have a firearm in his home legally. If he can legally defend his home, than why not allow him to defend his person and family out of the home.....and so on.
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    Sometimes the Felony Charges that take away a persons right to own a firearm are of a non violent nature,such as he was charged with forgery.
    I believe that sometimes the case law on the books actually make sense,It would be stupid to knowingly let somebody beat you/kill you without using the means to defend yourself at hand even though being in Possession of that weapon is Illegal.
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    The shooter was able to convince the sheriff that the gun was his girlfriends and that he only picked it up when the confrontation happened. There is a lot missing from the story. The fact the both bad guys were shot once in the head and that they were found behind the air conditioning unit makes me wonder. I do trust Sheriff Wright though, and believe he has evidence that we have not seen.

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