Monthly Archives: June 2014

I wonder why he wasn’t home in bed

I’m generally in bed at 3:15AM, but not this guy.

A Lillington man was found shot multiple times in a Raleigh parking lot early Sunday and later died at a local hospital.

And what sort of person is so far from his bed at that time of the morning?

Victim

No doubt he was just minding his own business while turning his life around.

Why is this controversial?

There’s a Colorado Persecutor, err, Prosecutor, who is trying to make political hay out of what seems to be a fairly straightforward self-defense shooting.

 A Colorado prosecutor said he’s frustrated that the state’s “Make My Day” law prevents him from charging a man who killed an acquaintance during a drunken brawl that spilled into his home, becoming the latest test to self-defense gun laws nationwide.

So, the facts so far. Shooting happened INSIDE the home. Please note that the “Make My Day” pejorative is generally applied to “No Duty To Retreat” laws, which by definition do not occur inside homes. One is almost never obliged to retreat inside a home.

After a night of drinking at a party in the western Colorado city of Grand Junction, Cook and another man went to fight Hoskins outside his house. The fight moved inside and to Hoskins’ bedroom, where the homeowner said Cook tried to snatch away his shotgun. Hoskins tackled Cook and shot him, according to Hoskins’ account of the night, which was relayed to investigators through an attorney.

Even accounting for the info coming from an attorney, the Prosecutor does not refute that the fight started outside and proceeded inside.

Umm, guess what? That’s a legal shoot. Even assuming that this is true,

Cook’s brother, Stacey Cook, said aspects of the investigation remain undone. Prosecutors should have looked more closely at video evidence showing Cook walking away from the brawl and Hoskins following and taunting him before they fought, he said.

once the “victim” in this case entered the house with intent to harm someone inside, it’s a whole different game.

Here’s a basic rule to keep in mind. Even when you are drunk, don’t get into fights. Even if the guy is taunting you, don’t get into fights. And most especially, never pursue a person into their own house. Because when he shoots you to death, he’s right and your not only wrong, you’re dead.

After a six-month investigation, Hautzinger decided last week not to file charges

Here’s a clue. If the Prosecutor can’t find grounds to bring charges after 6 months, even with “video evidence”, then there’s no grounds to find.

In a country where any decent prosecutor can get a Grand Jury to indict a ham sandwich, what the prosecutor is saying with this outburst is that he’s pissed off that he can’t use the apparatus of the state to abuse someone who hasn’t actually broken any laws.

HT: My friend, Mike, via Facebook

Who gets shot

Out in Chatham (Chat-em) County they are looking for a killer. At least they know who the victim is.

Chatham County sheriff’s deputies Monday identified a man shot to death early Sunday as (Victim), 38, of Scotton Matthews Drive in Siler City.

They also know who he was.

Victim

If nothing else, this Felon Behaving Badly series has taught me that statistically I’m not the most likely person in America to get murdered.

Andrew Branca: on Trayvon shooting “Do it exactly like George [Zimmerman] did”

Friend and Podcaster Luke Apps of Triangle Tactical Podcast interviewed Andrew Branca, lawyer and author of “The Law of Self Defense.” Andrew throws out a little red meat. Here’s a sample.

Check out the whole interview at Triangle Tactical Podcast, episode 86.

It’s probably not the alcohol

People like to blame alcohol for their actions

(Suspect) was charged with assault on a female and misdemeanor child abuse after allegedly slapping a victim and allowing a family friend’s child to operate a scooter during the weekend, according to warrants

He was drunk at the time.

Suspect

Being drunk was probably more a symptom that the cause.

Morrisville, NC Town Council Meeting wrapup

On Tuesday I spent the evening at the Morrisville Town Council Meeting with Luke and Ben from Triangle Tactical Podcast and Andy Stevens, who represented Grass Roots North Carolina.

The excitement of Town Council meetings is palpable in this photo.

MorrisvilleTC6-10-14

They were discussing the Town development plan and its probable effects on the trees in some currently disused parcel of land. No one said that gun rights activism was always glamorous. How bad was it? Like I said on Facebook, I would rather have been Open Carrying a Tapco’d out SKS in a Chipotle.

The meeting was a strange on as there appeared to be no hook at all for the anti-gunners. There was nothing on the agenda that would have brought them to the Town Council to air their views. Every municipality has at least one self-styled “Gadfly” who makes his (generally his) opinion known at every opportunity, but a whole group numbering 5 or 6? With only two of their speakers from Morrisville? We had no idea what brought them in that day, but we showed up to make sure they didn’t go unopposed.

The first speaker was one of the last great anti-gun “public victims,” Kim Yaman. She’s a good speaker, if what you want is someone to cry crocodile tears on command while giving “testimony” about the terrible fear she suffered when she was a “victim” of gun violence. Through her tears she told the Council how she suffered and continues to suffer when some other people got shot on the same college campus as she was on back in 1991. Then she basically begged the Council to break the law and ban guns of all town property. Literally, “for the children.” In this case her grandchildren. She’s so terrified of we concealed handgun permit holders that she wants us disarmed by law in town parks. For The Children™.

After the emotional mood was set by the tears, former anti-gun MAIG mayor Jackie Holcombe gave her presentation. She thanked the Council for having illegal signs. She then proposed they add signs that “raise awareness” that CHP holders are still allowed to carry in parks with a sign that said something like “Warning: Your children might be exposed to strangers carrying loaded guns in this park.” Very few things make clearer the vast gulf in understanding between the Left and the rest of us. To them we are “Strangers carrying loaded guns.” To gun owners, it’s just your neighbor carrying for self-defense. And they call us paranoid.

After Jackie came a woman whose name I did not catch. She helpfully advised the Town Council that the UN Human Rights Commission was investigating the US for human rights violations including the proliferation of firearms and “stand your ground” laws. I am sure that the Town Council will take appropriate action on that item.

Wrapping up for them was Sarah Sydney, who is actually rather attractive despite her ugly online persona. She shocked us all by proposing that the Town Council repeal their gun bans in Town buildings to “be consistent” and “face the same dangers that our children face” or words to that effect. She said that since The Children™ had to suffer the anxiety of “armed strangers” in parks, then so should the Town Council. I almost stood up and cheered. There is a “no guns” sign on the Town building, but absolutely zero security. There was an armed officer in the building, open carrying in plain clothes with a gold badge. But no actual security. Ben, Luke, Andy, and I followed the law and went in unarmed, but nothing at all would have prevented someone from coming in, shooting the cop, and murdering us all.

It’s pretty obvious what their motivation was. They are terrified of average citizens with guns. In Kim Yaman’s formulation, she didn’t “know our intentions.” Without a uniform and a badge, she couldn’t judge our “intentions,” and so therefore was terrified of us. Instead of doing what my wife says and putting on their big girl panties and dealing with their irrational fears of their neighbors, there they were, in the Town Council meeting begging Daddy Government to make it illegal for all those awful, terrible gun owners to carry guns in parks. For The Children™. Note that they weren’t asking for any actual security. No added patrols by the cops, not airport style screening to make sure that the rules were followed. Nope, just another signs.

After the Moms Demanding Illegal Mayors for Everytown, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc, finished, Andy Stevens of GRNC spoke. He took the opportunity to remind the Town that their anti-gun park signs were illegal and were inviting a lawsuit. He also agreed that Ms. Sydney’s proposal to remove the anti-gun signs from Town buildings was a good idea.

I followed and basically just mocked the Demanding Mommies. I admitted that I didn’t live in Morrisville, but pointed out that neither did Michael Bloomberg. I told them that I was in stunned surprise to find that I agreed with Holcombe and Sydney that proper signs needed to be put up at the parks and that removing the anti-gun town building signs was a good idea. My speech was rather weak because I did not prepare a statement and attempted to riff off of the previous speakers. I need to remember to bring note cards next time I do that to keep me on track.

After that part of the meeting, Luke and Ben of Triangle Tactical Podcast hauled out the audio gear and interviewed Andy and me. They’ve posted the 18 minute podcast already, so you should check it our. Download it HERE.

 

Stabbed at a thrift shop

To some people, your life is not worth anything at all.

Police in Sanford have arrested two brothers in the apparent stabbing death of a woman at a thrift store.

One suspect is accused of stabbing her and stealing her car, the other with accessory after the fact.

Who would do something like this?

Suspect 1

Suspect 2

What kind of family is that?

He’s old, not safe

Just because you’re old doesn’t mean you can’t be a dangerous criminal.

Police are looking for a 60-year-old man suspected of robbing a shoe store.

What do I mean?

Suspect

“Robbery with a dangerous weapon” for him is the same as “going to work” is for the rest of us.

No word if the Left intends to turn this into a Martin/Zimmerman event

Officers chased a suspected car thief, leading to this.

A Winston-Salem police officer shot a suspect during an altercation Sunday morning, and the man later died at Baptist Hospital.

He fought with the arresting officer and got shot.

Suspect

Maybe that will make him a less sympathetic “victim.”

A little bird tells me…

A little bird is telling me that FORMER anti-gun, anti-liberty mayor of Morrisville, Jackie Holcombe, is going to be bringing her friends from Moms Demanding Illegal Mayors for Everytown, a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg, Inc, to Tuesday’s Morrisville Town Council meeting. No doubt she will be spreading more anti-gun owner, anti-concealed carry lies and hatred.

Anyone who can make it to Morrisville at 6:30 PM

Town Hall, Council Chambers
100 Town Hall Drive
Morrisville, NC27560

would be appreciated. Don’t let the fact you don’t live in Morrisville be a bar to showing up. Michael Bloomberg doesn’t live there either, yet he’s bankrolling this.

Gun owners, led by GRNC, tossed Holcombe out on her hind end. Let’s not let her back in because we couldn’t be bothered to show up and call her out on her lies and hate.