LOCAL NEWS: Detroit homeowner fatally shoots 2 suspected home invaders

More homeowners in Detroit are finally discovering that guns stop crime cold.

The Story:

Detroit — A homeowner on Tuesday fatally shot two men who’d broken into his west-side house — the latest in a string of self-defense shootings this year.

The incident happened on the 14800 block of Dexter, Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said, although further details were not immediately available.

“Investigators are on the scene as we speak gathering information,” Woody said.

Pastor Barak Holmes of Diverse Deliveren stared across the street from the scene, where the two bodies of the suspected home invaders laid behind a pickup.

“I was sitting in my office, and I heard four shots, and I didn’t think much of it,” Holmes said. “It’s horrific what’s going on in the city, where people have to defend their homes with guns. We have to pray for our city.”

via Detroit homeowner fatally shoots 2 suspected home invaders | The Detroit News.

This is why Detroit homeowners are having to do this:

There have been several home invaders shot or fired upon in recent weeks, and the city has had at least 10 justifiable homicides in 2014.

Detroit has traditionally had a large percentage of the nation’s justifiable homicides by citizens. In 2012, for instance, the last year for which national figures are available, there were 25 justifiable homicides in Detroit, which made up 8 percent of the 310 seen nationwide. Last year, there were 15 justifiable homicides in the city.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said at a press conference last week that in his 37-year career, he’s never seen as many homeowners defending themselves by shooting intruders. Craig told The News in January he felt the crime rate could be lowered if more “good Americans” were armed, because he said criminals would think twice about attacking them.

“It does appear more and more Detroiters are becoming empowered,” Craig said. “More and more Detroiters are getting sick of the violence. I know of no other place where I’ve seen this number of justifiable homicides.”

It is a simple, undeniable fact: Guns stop crime. Period, end of discussion.

A list of recent examples of this:

■On March 7, a woman in her 50s shot and killed a man trying to break into her home in the 22000 block of Grove Street. She heard noises at her rear window and shot the intruder in the chest.

■On Feb. 22, two home invaders were killed: At 2 a.m., two men broke into a house on the city’s southwest side; the homeowner shot both men. A 21-year-old man died and the other man escaped.

■Earlier on Feb. 22, at 12:30 a.m., a woman who was surprised by a gunman when she pulled her car into the garage was able to reach for her own gun and fatally shoot the man.

■A woman on Feb. 17 opened fire on three teens who kicked in her door. The alleged intruders, ages 14, 14 and 15, were caught by police, and charged with home invasion.

I wonder what people like Dianne Feinstein would say about this?

Exit Quote:

“People who are faced with a dangerous situation are taking matters into their own hands,” Craig said. “We’re not advocating violence; we’re advocates of not being victims. We’re advocates of self-protection. We want people to be safe.

“This should be a message to those who continue to perpetuate violence on Detroiters that enough is enough. You’ve got to be concerned about good Detroiters who aren’t going to stand for it,” Craig said.

“Detroiters are fed up and they are taking action.”

Good for them; Americans have a God-given right to protect themselves against criminals. People like Democrat Dianne Feinstein want to take this right away from you as an American citizen — remember this come 2014 and 2016, and vote accordingly.

Video: Local Story: Home invaders pick the wrong house

The Video:

The Story via WXYZ-TV:

(WXYZ) – A Detroit mother opened fire Monday night when three suspects broke into her home.

Surveillance cameras caught it all.

The mother tells 7 Action News she “didn’t have time to get scared.” When she heard the door to her home on Woodrow Wilson being kicked in, she immediately warned the three teenage intruders and then opened fire.

UPDATE: Detroit Police Chief reacts, says, “She did the right thing.”

One of the teens dropped a handgun on his way out the door. He then tried to get back inside the house a second time, but was again met with gunfire. Once again, he took off and all three were arrested shortly after the incident by Detroit Police.

Recalling the panic she felt, the mom says “I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house. They said no you don’t so I shot off the first round. I wasn’t feeling anything at the moment, I got scared afterwards.”

The Detroit Police chief? He’s cool with it.

The Story via WXYZ-TV:

(WXYZ) – It’s the video creating a national stir as it goes viral.

Seen first on 7 Action News at 11 , a mother from Detroit opening fire on three teenage burglars inside her home.

Now Detroit’s Chief of Police is responding to the dramatic footage and the mother’s actions.

“She did the right thing” says Chief James Craig acknowledging the mother gave a verbal warning prior to firing the weapon.

As we first reported, the mother was protecting two small children inside the home.

She tells us “I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house. They said no you don’t so I shot off the first round.” Her husband is thankful she and the kids are safe.

He gave her the weapon just two weeks ago and showed her how to use it.

“If I hadn’t prepared my wife for this kind of situation, I could have came home to a family that was gone,” he says.

I wonder what liberals like Diane Feinstein would say about this little situation? :roll:

Video: Police State in High River, Alberta Canada

Could this be coming to America?

The Video:

Via Top Conservative News, who notes the following:

During the summer of 2013, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] used the Alberta flood as cover to conduct a test run for a massive door to door gun confiscation.

Sun News says High River, Alberta was turned into a “Totalitarian Disney Land.”

RCMP ordered thirteen thousand residents of High Water to evacuate. Then they went house to house smashing in doors, and looting homes. Some residents say they smashed doors that weren’t even locked.

Over 1,900 homes were illegally entered. RCMP storm troopers stole legal firearms from over 100 of those houses.

Residents of High Water were barred from even viewing their homes for 26 days. Homes were allowed to become completely destroyed because residents were banned from starting the cleanup.

My friends, we must, at all costs, prevent this sort of thing from happening here in America.

 

Black Robbery suspects family angry that he was shot

For what it is truly worth, the man who shot the suspect; was black too. I could tell by his dialect; plus too, I have around enough of them to tell that as well. :D

The Story via WALA-TV: (H/T to WND)

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – The family of a suspected thief is lashing out after their son was shot during an armed robbery.

Relatives of Adric White, 18, believe the Good Samaritan who opened fire should have “just left the store.”

FOX10 spoke exclusively with a customer who stepped in to rescue employees held at gunpoint Tuesday, November 12.

The Good Samaritan, who we are not identifying, told FOX10 News he was shopping at the Family Dollar on Stanton road when he noticed a masked gunman leading one of the employees to the front of the store.

“He had the gun to his head. He had him on his knees,” said the man. “I drew my gun on him and I said ‘Hey don’t move.’ At that point he swung around and before he had a chance to aim the gun at me I fired. I didn’t want to shoot him.”

White was transported to USA Medical Center, where he remains in police custody.

A family member who did not want to be identified said White should have never been shot to begin with.

“If his (the customer) life was not in danger, if no one had a gun up to him, if no one pointed a gun at him – what gives him the right to think that it’s okay to just shoot someone?” said the relative. “You should have just left the store and went wherever you had to go in your car or whatever.”

FOX10 had interviewed White’s parents but they later called and demanded the video not be aired.

I have no words. Should have just left the store?!?!?! Oh My. :shock: :roll:

Shootings in New York and Texas

Contrary to what some might want to tell the people; this is NOT a gun problem, this is a society problem.

The Stories are below….

Via CNN:

(CNN) — Gunfire erupted at a skating rink in New York City on Saturday night, leaving two injured, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at Bryant Park.

One victim was shot in the back and the second one in the leg, according to the New York Police Department. The victims’ injuries are not life threatening.

Megan Cutcher, a San Francisco resident visiting New York City, was having a drink with relatives at a nearby restaurant when the gunfire started.

“We sat down at one of the outdoor couches with a heater and ordered a drink,” Cutcher said. “Right after we ordered, we heard three shots. Initially, it just sounded like a pop gun, but then people started screaming, and we realized it was more serious.”

She grabbed her mother and pushed her under the table.

“We were at most 10-15 feet from the ice.,” she said. “Luckily, the couches we’d been sitting on blocked us from the view of the shooter.”

A few minutes later, the gunfire stopped and the restaurant staff ushered them into the kitchen for safety.

“I was able to calm down a bit, though my heart was racing,” she said.

Police ordered them to stay put while they searched the area. About an hour later, they got an all-clear to use a particular exit.

The shooter is still on the loose.

….and in Texas….

Via CNN:

(CNN) — A shooting at a house party near Houston left two people dead and 22 others injured, authorities said early Sunday.

The shooting occurred late Saturday night in the Cypress area, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

It started at a birthday party in a two-story home, where about 100 people were gathered, police said.

Injuries range from critical to minor. It’s unclear whether all the victims were wounded in the shooting or the scramble to escape from the home.

Police are searching for two shooters.

I realize that it would be easy to blame the guns on these sort of incidents; but it is simply too much of the scape goat mentality to do so. The guns did not get up and decide to shoot these people; someone used that gun to do so! Therefore, one can deduct that this simply a societal problem. A Nation that forgets God, views Christians and Christianity with contempt, runs its political and financial systems like Rome once did — should expect this sort of a thing.

Simply put, our system is nearing collapse and these sort of things should not be a huge surprise to we that actually read the Word of God. There are some, even within the Fundamentalist Christian circles who are actually silly enough to believe that some sort of a so-called “revival” in this Country will stop the madness which is enveloping this fallen world. This is foolishness; judgment is coming swiftly to this Country, get your house in order and above all, be ready to meet the Lord.

Ouch: Maine hunter accidentally shoots part of his face off showing rifle to friends

Needless to say, guns and alcohol don’t mix… and this is why!

Police say a Maine man accidentally shot off part of his face while showing his hunting rifle to friends.

Chief Joseph Massey says 31-year-old Dale Poulin, from Waterville, and friends were telling hunting stories at a home on Wednesday night when Poulin brought in his rifle to show the others.

Massey says the barrel was under Poulin’s chin when it discharged. He says it was an accident.

The chief says responding officers found a chaotic scene, with people screaming and Poulin’s chin, teeth and blood on the floor. When police arrived, Poulin was sitting in a chair with his entire face torn off from his nose down, police told The Bangor Daily News.

Massey says alcohol was involved.

“It’s one of those things where you mix alcohol and weapons and start to do very unsafe things, and you end up with a tragedy,” Massey told the Bangor Daily News

via Maine hunter accidentally shoots part of his face off showing rifle to friends | Fox News.

The lesson here is, if you going to be into the “barley pop” stay away from the pop-pop. Otherwise, you might end up like this guy. :shock:

 

It Begins: DC Police Raid Businessman’s House Searching For Unregistered Ammo

This is crazy…

Audio:

The Story:

A Washington, DC gun raid which involved more than 30 officers was not conducted at a known drug den or gang bangers’ hideout but at a respected businessman’s home – all to enforce a controversial city ammo law.

The shocking incident even included the man’s teenage son being pulled naked from the shower after the door was broken down with a battering ram.

In a nation where Americans supposedly possess the same Second Amendment rights, Mark Witaschek, a man without a criminal record, faces prison time for possession of unregistered ammo.

“Anyone who thinks the police won’t come to take your guns is naïve,” Emily Miller of The Washington Times wrote.

The DC law enforcement officers were searching for gun paraphernalia such as empty holsters, ammo, empty magazines, ammo receipts, and even gun cleaning equipment. Mark Witaschek’s entire block was locked down by Washington, DC officers. His 14-year-old daughter opened the door and was met with more than two dozen officers in full tactical gear. The men participating in the gun raid reportedly pointed their firearms at Witaschek and his girlfriend’s heads.

via DC Police Raid Businessman’s House Searching For Unregistered Ammo | Off The Grid News.

So, why’d this happen?

Washington, DC law mandates that all residents register all firearms owned with the police department and only registered gun owners can possess ammunition – even spent casings and shells.

The officers premised their search on a claim made by Witaschek’s estranged wife. The woman was reportedly able to convince a court clerk to issue a temporary restraining order against the father of her children because he had allegedly threatened her with a gun. A judge later ruled in favor of the husband.

…and what did they take?

A list of items found in the DC gun raid after Witaschek’s house was tossed for hours, as shared by the Washington Times’ Emily Miller:

  • One live round of 12-gauge shotgun ammunition — an inoperable shell that misfired during a hunt years earlier that Witaschek kept as a souvenir.

  • One handgun holster — which is legal, even in Washington, DC.

  • One expended round of .270 caliber ammunition — a spent brass casing.

  • One box of Knight bullets for reloading, according to police notation on the warrant. Except, Miller reveals, they aren’t for reloading; they’re for antique-replica, single-shot, muzzle-loading rifles.

Anyone that believes that we are not in a police state —– is a fool.