Maryland man shoots, kills home intruder, get’s charged with murder

Unless there is something else about this case that I cannot find, then this DA ought to be removed for abuse of power

As reported by the Capital Gazette:

“Pinkerton shot Green once in the chest from 10 to 15 feet away, but Green continued to advance toward him, his wife Jessica and two friends who were at the house, [Peter] O’Neill (Pinkerton’s attorney) said. That’s when Pinkerton shot him again. He died at the scene.”

The state has charged Matthew Pinkerton with 2nd Degree Murder. Their sole basis for this charge is that he should have called 911. There is no nationwide average response time for a 911 call, however unless they are faster than 1,310 ft/s, there really is no point in calling 911 in the case of a hostile home invasion. While the Assistant State’s Attorney, Glen Neubauer, maintains that he should have called 911, and that even the act of grabbing the gun in the first place is “bizarre behavior in itself,” Pinkerton’s lawyer, Peter O’Neill, said it best when he acknowledged that, “By the time 911 is called, he’s dead.”

So, we MUST call 911 before exercising a basic human right, that of self-defense? Sounds like the DA has lost any grip on reality

 

This is the kind of thing David Frum says never happens

Two thugs, one 18-year-old home alone, one gun, one thug dead, one on the run. HMMMM

A Fort Bend County teenager fought back Friday after two strangers broke into his home. One suspect is now dead and a second is on the run.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the home just after 3pm for a reported home invasion. Investigators said it’s the home of veteran Houston police officer Ken Patmon.

Patmon’s 18-year-old son was home alone when he heard a noise. There were two men pounding on the front door, but he didn’t answer. They then went around to the back of the house.

Patmon said his son called him when the trouble started

“He called me and told me about it,” the homeowner said. “Not long after that, two unknown suspects entered our home without permission.”

The men allegedly forced their way inside, meeting the teen head-on.

“My son, trying to defend his home and himself, he discharged my firearm, striking one of the suspects,” Patmon said.

The shot suspect died inside the home. The second suspect fled the scene.

Thank God that kid was armed. 

 

*VIDEO* Toledo Woman Thwarts Home Invasion With .357 Magnum


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Ah yes, the Left knows what we “need” don’t they?

Some commonly heard mutterings from the folks on the left AKA Nanny Staters

You don’t need an SUV

You don’t need a big house

You don’t need to make that much money

You don’t need to use that much energy 

You don’t need to own that many guns

You don’t need to own an ‘assault weapon or high capacity magazines

There are more of course. it seems the Left misreads the Bill of Rights as the Bill of Leftist-Approved Needs. But let us focus on that last one about high capacity magazines. Herschel Smith at Captains Journal wrote last month about home invasions increasingly being perpetrated by multiple thugs

I noted 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-man home invasions that had occurred all over America in the span of just a few days.  In recent news:

In Louisiana, a 4-man home invasion.

In Clemson, S.C., a 4-man home invasion.

In Akron, Ohio, a 4-man home invasion.

In Longwood, Florida, a 2-man home invasion.

In York, Pa., a 3-man home invasion.

In Independence, Mo, an 11-man home invasion leading to three deaths.

In Oklahoma, a 3-man home invasion.

In Knoxville, Tn., a 2-man home invasion.

In Tucson, Arizona, a 3-man home invasion.

In Arkansas, a 3-man home invasion.

In Rockford, Ill, a 3-man home invasion.

In Georgia, a 2-man home invasion.

In Texas, a 2-man home invasion with three family members shot.

In Philadelphia, a 2-man home invasion.

Man beaten and intentionally burned in home invasion in Laurel, Montana.

In N.C., a 2-man home invasion.

In Grantville, Pa., a 4-man home invasion.

In St. Petersburg, a 2-man home invasion.

In Georgia, a 2-man home invasion.

When a violent crime is intended, the criminals are increasingly teaming up into multiple-man crews to perpetrate their evil.  Thanks, but I think I’ll keep my high capacity magazines.

Now, most Liberals reading this might accuse Herschel, and other gun owners of living in fear. that is a common trend among the gun grabbers now. you accuse gun owners of some irrational paranoia or fear, as if being aware that there bad people in the world is somehow irrational. Not at all being aware and prepared is not only NOT irrational, it is the state of mind of reasonable people.

I have told the story several times of the masked man that attempted to rob me as I exited the restaurant I ran in Dallas in 1998. He failed because I was aware, I saw his feet as he lurked behind the fire escape behind the building. He failed because I was prepared, I had my hand on my Colt .45 in my bag, as I always did when leaving late at night. And he failed because he lost his will to rob me when he was looking down the barrel of my gun. A story I have not told very much is what happened about a month later. A story I share now

In the mid 1990′a a man friend of my uncle in Tampa, a Tampa  police officer shot and killed a man attempting to carjack him. The story always stuck with me. and whenever I have stopped at a red light or stop sign I have made it a point to be aware of the surroundings, and especially of anyone approaching the car. So, after leaving work, with my gun in my bag. I drove out of the parking area behind our building, turned right onto a side street leading to Record Street, from there, it is a quick trip to I-35 South. Stopping at the light, waiting to turn left. I checked my mirrors and saw a man approaching the divers side of my car. As he got even with the back of my car, he made a move towards the door. I pulled out my gun just as he was even with the drivers window. He raised his hands, immediately, turning the way he had come.

Now, what was his purpose?  To ask for money? Ask for a ride? To rob me, take my car? The manner in which he came towards the car seems to indicate he had no good intentions. And it is clear the presence of a prepared and armed driver dissuaded his intentions.

Which brings us back to those high-capacity magazines. They are not about fear, or paranoia. It is about being prepared, because a responsible person prepares for situations that likely will never happen. Which might lead a reader to ask if I have an “assault weapon” or if my handguns hive “high-capacity” magazines. Maybe, maybe not. The point is that my home is my home, and anyone breaking in is a threat to me and those I love. The point is that it is my DUTY to defend my home, and those in it from harm. The point is I do my best to be prepared. The point is that anyone breaking in is, as I said, a threat, and I will use whatever force necessary to stop that threat!