36-year-old Ohioan Jeffery L. Carl was arrested last Wednesday after breaking into a home and attempting to burglarize the place. The homeowner is supposedly partially blind and had just returned home from the hospital the day before the incident, according to his nephew. He shot Carl in the buttocks before Carl could flee the home. When Police arrived Carl was gone, so they brought out a K-9 unit that followed a trail of blood to a shed where they found and arrested Carl.
In his 911 call the victim said he didn’t know if he had shot Carl or not, while saying:
“Oh God. Oh, I’m a nervous wreck. I just happened to hear the door slide, and then I said, ‘Hey,’ and he turned toward me, he started walking toward me like, ‘I didn’t know you was in here.’ I didn’t know if… I thought he was going to kill me,”
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Another “good guy with a gun” example. And he really didn’t to wait to see if the guy was going to attack him before he shot him….obviously someone breaking into your home gives you 2nd Amendment right to defend your home as simply breaking in is a threat. You don’t need to wait to see if the intruder is going to take aggressive action to actually hurt you. It’s literally a “shoot and ask questions later”. No, we don’t want to see anyone die but these home invasions need to be dealt with in the same manner this fellow did. Maybe we need to run ads “To All Criminals….home invasions hold a high probability of you being shot and most likely killed….home invasion is not advised.”
Remember: “Beware of being tolerant of tolerance.
Good for the home- owner. Who knows what the criminal might have done to him had he had the upper hand? I have heard of criminals suing home- owners if they get hurt in any way.