Skip to comments.Prison Escapee Is Fatally Shot by Woman After He Breaks Into Her Home, Sheriff Says
Posted on 12/05/2018 1:53:54 PM PST by reaganaut1
A felon who escaped from a South Carolina prison early Tuesday morning and barged into a womans home was fatally shot by the homeowner in what the local sheriff described as a shining example of why people should own guns and know how to use them.
At the news conference, Sheriff Clark called the homeowner a hero and emphasized the need for people especially women to get concealed weapons permits.
This is the shining example of what this lady did took the time to get her C.W.P. and set herself up to be able to protect herself and not be harmed, killed or raped or whatever, Sheriff Clark said. She came out on the good, on this end, and the other guy the bad guy didnt.
The sheriffs remarks appeared to echo the good guy with a gun theory advocated by the National Rifle Association and President Trump as a solution to mass shootings. Such arguments have once again come under scrutiny after two separate episodes last month in which a black man with a gun was killed by the police; in each case, the families of the men shot by the police have said they were trying to stop other gunmen.
This was a big guy, the sheriff said of Mr. McLaughlin. If she hadnt had a weapon, no telling what would have happened. But she stopped the crime, she solved the crime for us and she came out a winner.
Asked to clarify his comments in a telephone interview on Tuesday night, Sheriff Clark said he had wanted to stress the importance of firearms training, which he said he believed had saved the womans life.
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The taxpayers of SC salute her.
the local sheriff described as a shining example of why people should own guns and know how to use them.
That’s an American sheriff, unlike the ones in communist states.
Uh Sheriff, one doesn’t need a CWP to defend yourself in your own home, well, at least where I live and I would be shocked if it was required in South Carolina.
he had wanted to stress the importance of firearms training, which he said he believed had saved the womans life.
Range time is important.
She hit what she was aiming for.
She wiped that smug look off his face
She didn’t need a CWP if she was in her own home....................
I didn’t see comments turned on at the NYT story. Oh well, spared myself a few hundred, “why didn’t she shoot him in the leg”.
What are the comments like.
I can imagine that the NYT readership is all enraged that the Times would print the comment from the sheriff.
I just LOVE a good story.
No, you don't need one. There was a scene in last night's Lethal Weapon in which a woman hears a noise downstairs and urges her husband to investigate. He won't do it. She grabs a shotgun, loads it and walks downstairs to see two burglars. She shoots one dead center and catapults him into the Christmas tree. The other escapes. Later, somebody comments, "Does she have a permit for that gun?". Although this happens in California, I can't believe even in California you need a permit for a home defense weapon.
All is well until the wrongful death lawsuit the ACLU will file for the culprit’s family is announced.
She wiped that “mug” look off his face
With a happy ending, even.
This is a “SMEAR” article on those who advocate for CWP and gun-ownership for self defense in general.
Read between the line, the snide comments and distractions by the writer.
Typical NYT leftist ahole and coward. Hopefully he will never breed because his wife and children could never count on him to protect them. Snowflakes can’t stop an intruder. A gun can.
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