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Prison Escapee Is Fatally Shot by Woman After He Breaks Into Her Home, Sheriff Says
New York Times ^ | December 4, 2018 | Matt Stevens

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 woman’s 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.

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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 — didn’t.”

The sheriff’s 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 hadn’t 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 woman’s life.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; guns; selfdefense
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I hope NYT subscribers will read this article and take it to heart.
1 posted on 12/05/2018 1:53:54 PM PST by reaganaut1
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The taxpayers of SC salute her.


2 posted on 12/05/2018 1:55:12 PM PST by Combat_Liberalism
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the local sheriff described as a “shining example” of why people should own guns and know how to use them.
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That’s an American sheriff, unlike the ones in communist states.


3 posted on 12/05/2018 1:55:33 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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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.


4 posted on 12/05/2018 1:57:10 PM PST by rigelkentaurus
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he had wanted to stress the importance of firearms training, which he said he believed had saved the woman’s life.
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Range time is important.
She hit what she was aiming for.


5 posted on 12/05/2018 1:57:37 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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She wiped that smug look off his face


6 posted on 12/05/2018 1:58:18 PM PST by albie
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Nice shot!


7 posted on 12/05/2018 2:00:28 PM PST by DFG
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She didn’t need a CWP if she was in her own home....................


8 posted on 12/05/2018 2:02:53 PM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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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”.


9 posted on 12/05/2018 2:07:58 PM PST by Rinnwald
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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.


10 posted on 12/05/2018 2:10:22 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit)
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See also:

https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3710639/posts


11 posted on 12/05/2018 2:11:11 PM PST by Innovative
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I just LOVE a good story.


12 posted on 12/05/2018 2:16:03 PM PST by taxcontrol
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See also...

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3710467/posts


13 posted on 12/05/2018 2:16:35 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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Uh Sheriff, one doesn’t need a CWP to defend yourself in your own home

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.

14 posted on 12/05/2018 2:22:00 PM PST by DeFault User
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Nice shot.


15 posted on 12/05/2018 2:26:33 PM PST by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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All is well until the wrongful death lawsuit the ACLU will file for the culprit’s family is announced.


16 posted on 12/05/2018 2:29:24 PM PST by luvbach1 (I hope Trump runs roughshod over the inevitable obstuctionists, Dems, progs, libs, or RINOs!)
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To: albie

She wiped that “mug” look off his face


17 posted on 12/05/2018 2:30:47 PM PST by Bell Bouy II
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To: taxcontrol

With a happy ending, even.


18 posted on 12/05/2018 3:02:30 PM PST by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: reaganaut1

Love it!


19 posted on 12/05/2018 3:50:42 PM PST by miserare ( Indict Hillary!)
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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.


20 posted on 12/05/2018 3:59:12 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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