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OR: Attackers Call 911 on Man who Defended Himself Against Them
Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 07/18/2014 2:04:20 PM PDT by marktwain

Suspects who called the Police

Florida recently passed a law making it harder to prosecute people who are defending themselves with firearms.   The law builds on a trend started with an Arizona law that codified the defensive display of a firearm as legal.

The Arizona law had been prompted by criminals use of the criminal justice system to punish people who had foiled their crimes by displaying a firearm in self defense.

This Oregon case, though it did not receive official sanction, shows how criminals attempt to use, or use, the criminal justice system to their advantage.

In the Coos Bay case, two homeless men attacked a homeowner who they believed had reported them to the authorities.   The attack occurred about 3 a.m.  From komonews.com:

The two transients believed the man had reported them to the Bureau of Land Management as trespassers, the sheriff said.

Killingsworth and Moore took turns hitting the victim with the bat, causing extensive head, face and back injuries, the sheriff's office said.

In an attempt to escape after the attack, the victim grabbed a shotgun from his home and fired two rounds into the air, the sheriff said.

The two suspects fled to a nearby residence and called police to report that they had been shot at. 
In this case, the police arrested the two attackers and transported the badly injured victim to the hospital.    Shotgun rounds (birdshot) fired into the air, are virtually harmless.  They are a case where the shooter can be certain that a "warning" shot will do no harm.   The shot will bounce off of skin or clothing at anything over a hundred yards away.

Things might have turned out differently if the victim had been able to retrieve the shotgun before he was hit.    I wonder what the police response would have been in that case.   

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TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; or; shotgun
If he had followed Slow Joe Biden's advice before he was hit, would he have been arrested?
1 posted on 07/18/2014 2:04:20 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Hey, I haven't had much work since GEICO hired that stupid pig.

2 posted on 07/18/2014 2:17:59 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: marktwain
This Oregon case . . . shows how criminals attempt to use, or use, the criminal justice system to their advantage.

BO and Eric Holder have been doing that since January 20, 2009.

3 posted on 07/18/2014 2:24:29 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: marktwain

I think there should be an additional criminal charge for making a false police report while in the commission of their felony aggravated robbery!


4 posted on 07/18/2014 2:26:11 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: marktwain

3AM


5 posted on 07/18/2014 2:33:23 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: TigersEye

My first thought too.


6 posted on 07/18/2014 3:57:30 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: TigersEye

No Shiite.

Themz sumb fugly beings...


7 posted on 07/18/2014 4:10:46 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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