Wed 20 Jun, 2012 05:36 pm
A homeowner was at his house in Tacoma, Wash. when he spotted a burglar
climbing through a window. After calling 911, the homeowner
retrieved a shotgun and fired at the criminal, striking him in the face.
The intruder fled the home, but collapsed in a nearby street.
When authorities arrived, the criminal was taken to a nearby hospital,
where he is expected to survive.
In an interview with local media, Mark Fulghum of Tacoma Police
was supportive of the homeowner’s actions, stating, “If you’re in
fear for your safety or the safety of your family, friends or others,
you have the right to protect yourself or protect them.”
(The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, Wash. 06/20/12)
The visitor got a one gun salute !
I don 't believe that it shud be implied
that a citizen 's EMOTIONS can determine his legal rights.
If 2 men r violently attacked, as thay walk down the street abreast,
and only one of them becomes fearful, he shud not have a MONOPOLY
on the right to defend himself; bad discrimination.