Skip to comments.Farm worker and wife arrested after burglars shot (4 burglers broke in -- UK)
Posted on 09/03/2012 2:23:02 PM PDT by Innovative
The man is believed to have grabbed a legally owned gun after they were disturbed by the break-in early yesterday.
He is understood to have fired at the intruders who then fled the isolated house at Melton Mowbray, Leics, before calling the police.
Minutes later, an ambulance was called to treat a man with gunshot injuries nearby. It is understood that call was made by one of the suspected burglars.
A second man was later treated for gunshot injuries after arriving at Leicester Royal Infirmary, 10 miles from the scene of the shooting. Neither of the men is said to be seriously injured.
Yesterday the home owner and his wife were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. Four men, understood to be the suspected burglars, were also arrested.
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This garbage keeps up, law-abiding citizens will start regarding the police as the enemy and vigilantism will become commonplace.
Thank God for the 2nd Amendment! In Britain, self-defense is a felony?
Pretty much, yep. Defense of your property most certainly is.
This is a report such as Alice would have found on the other side of the Looking Glass.
4 criminals against a man and his wife — that alone should justify self defense.
What were they supposed to do, wait until the criminals kill them?!
In the UK, the burglars call the police.
It is a cross between Orwell and Monty Python.
I’m thinkin they must have skipped at least one of the last two S’s.
In England you are supposed to sneak out the back and call police. It’s one dumb place to live.
“In the UK, the burglars call the police.”
And that’s eggs ackley what happened in this case!
In the UK, I guess so. They were supposed to call 999 (their 911) and let the burglars have the run of their house while they hid, I assume. And then if they were actually physically threatened *with* deadly force, MAYBE they could use deadly force in return. Maybe.
I guess in the UK the “Castle Doctrine” refers to historically preserving old stone keeps.
Shoot, shovel and shut up.
No wonder the Pilgrims fled.
In the US, it is. It’s called Disparity of Force. And it applies more than just with uneven numbers.
There are plenty of Brits who are less than thrilled with the situation. I ran into a middle aged British couple at the shooting range a couple of weeks back who were here on vacation but own a house here and intend to move here and become citizens after he retires.
Freedom is the main reason they’re coming.
So... it's legal to own it, but don't try to use it.
This is the definition of anarch-tyranny, it is what the Left wishes to bring to us, and have in many places in the country.
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