GUNS: Heroic defense by a young man demonstrates “Stand Your Ground” and the “Castle Doctrine”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/14-year-old-shoots-armed-intruder-while-babysitting-his-younger-siblings-in-phoenix/

Crime
14-Year-Old Shoots Armed Intruder While Babysitting His Younger Siblings in Phoenix
Posted on June 23, 2012 at 5:15pm by Erica Ritz Erica Ritz

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(The Blaze/AP) — A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday.

The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell on Friday. A common enough occurrence, the boy still chose not to open the door because he didn’t recognize the woman.

Quickly escalating into a far more dangerous situation, the 14-year-old rushed his siblings upstairs after he heard a loud bang on the door, grabbing his father’s handgun on the way.

When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw an armed man break through the front door and point a gun at him.

Acting swiftly, he reportedly shot the 37-year-old man, who was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition to undergo surgery. However, he is expected to survive and will be booked into jail within the week on counts of aggravated assault and burglary, police Officer James Holmes said.

The suspect did not get a shot off, according to police. He also declined to release his name until he is booked into jail.

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At the very least, where is the national reaffirmation of “Stand Your Ground” and the “Castle Doctrine”?

The liberal anti-gun media was having a field day with the Florida shooting.

Initially, their claim was that every road rage incident would turn into Gunfight at the OK Corral. Didn’t happen.

Then, it was everyone was a stalking killer.

Now, not a peep. 

Well done, young man. 

I think we can trust this “kid” turned man to drink, drive a car, and do whatever else he wants.

We infantilize children. Waste their talents from 12 to 24. Then again from ~60’s to 80. 

When will “We, The Sheeple” wake up!

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GUNS: ‘Stand Your Ground’ doesn’t cover “following”

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Stand-Your-Ground-law-a-disaster-says-former-Miami-top-cop-John-Timoney-144077596.html

‘Stand Your Ground’ law a disaster says former Miami top cop John Timoney
Warned in 2005 that Trayvon Martin type-killings would result after law passed
ByJAMES O’SHEA,IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
Published Saturday, March 24, 2012, 7:29 AM Updated Saturday, March 24, 2012, 7:29 AM

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“Police officers are trained to de-escalate highly charged encounters with aggressive people, using deadly force as a last resort. Citizens, on the other hand, may act from emotion and perceived threats. But “stand your ground” gives citizens the right to use force in public if they feel threatened. As the law emphatically states, a citizen has “no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground.”

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The is NOT imho a “stand your ground” case.

This fellow was told by the 911 operator to let the boy go.

He was following; how’s that “standing”?

We see police and prosecutorial abuse of legal gun owners often. This law is merely protecting the innocent.

This is the first such incident we’ve heard about since ’05. That’s 7 years! Not exactly the “blood in the streets” that the anti-gun folks always predict.

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