On Wednesday afternoon, an Indianapolis mother shot a home intruder as he was actively trying to break into her apartment.
The incident happened in the middle of the day, 1:10 p.m. in the 2800 block of White Knight Boulevard near East 30th Street and Mitthoeffer Road.
Police say the mother heard someone breaking into her apartment. That woman then came face to face with the armed suspect, identified as 19-year-old Michael Hawkins, before she opened fire.
Investigators say Hawkins died inside the doorway of the apartment after being shot. Neighbors say while it’s sad the suspect got killed, they don’t blame the mother for using deadly force.
How could they blame her. or anyone. An armed person breaking into your home is a deadly threat, although some do not grasp that
While most people are praising the mother for her swift action to defend herself and her children, some are not so understanding of the fear a burglar can put into homeowners.
“It is disheartening that we see burglaries resulting in death, but we live in Indiana and it’s legal for people to have guns to protect themselves,” said IMPD Officer Aaron Hamer.
What would he prefer? It is sad this person chose to arm theirself and force their way into someone else’s home, but you cannot fault this mom for defending her life and the lives of their kids
Is there anything more despicable than murdering babies? I think not, and it seems that this guy reaped the whirlwind
An Oklahoma City area man was fatally shot as he tried to drown his 3-month old twins in a bathtub while holding their mother at knife-point.
Leland Foster (27) made his way into the Ada, Oklahoma home his estranged wife was staying in and forced her and their infant twins into a bathroom where he then attempted to drown the babies.
A 12-year-old girl who was also in the house managed to run out of the home and flag down a neighbor. The young man grabbed his revolver and rushed to help. When he entered the home he witnessed Foster attempting to drown his babies – a boy and a girl – and shot him twice in the back. Foster succumbed to his wounds and according to NBC News affiliate station KFOR the babies were flown to Oklahoma City Hospital for observation and eventually released.
In addition to being history’s greatest gun salesman, Barack Obama did the best job of convincing John Q. Public there really is a need for concealed carry. John Q. paid attention and turned out by the thousands. Also under Obama’s watch the last two concealed carry hold-out states – Wisconsin and Illinois – passed laws permitting residents to carry a concealed firearm.
Of course the Birkenstock Brigade fought it in both states warning of dire consequences, casually ignoring the other 48 states not experiencing any problem with concealed carry permit holders. So far, no blood running in the streets, no concealed carry permit holder shooting someone over a parking space or any of the other dire warnings that were issued by Democrats prior to the law’s implementation. What did happen is John Q. turned out in droves and signed up for concealed carry.
According to a recent article in Breitbart, concealed carry permits rose 215 percent between 2007 and 2015, and the murder rate dropped 14 percent during that same time period. Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) data shows there were 14.5 million permit holders in May 2016 and approximately 15.7 million in May 2017.
In the CPRC’s latest annual report which covers 2015, it notes the number of concealed handgun permits issued that year set another record, an increase of 1.73 million permits issued, slightly higher than the previous record of 1.69 million. Currently about 6.06 percent of the approximately 248 million adults in the U.S., have a concealed carry permit.
Of course the Cult of Gun Control will ignore these numbers, so it is our duty to share them with everyone we can. Also share this nugget. Indiana, has the highest percentage of adults registered as CHL holders with 15%. Now we know that the Cult blames Chicago’s rampant violent crime and murder on Indiana because Indiana has such “lax gun laws”. The next time someone uses that line ask them why those Indiana guns are not causing havoc in Indiana. Watch them squirm while they are confronted with logic. Hopefully they will think about that question and begin to think about the rest of the lies the Cult spews
You know the rest, and, of course the Cult of Gun Control mocks this saying, but the truth is armed citizens stop many crimes every year. Here is the latest example from Arlington, Texas
Police in Arlington, TX are praising the swift action of a concealed carry permit holder who stepped up to eliminate a threat in a local restaurant Wednesday night.
Authorities say the gunman walked into Zona Caliente, in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street, about 6:15 p.m. and fatally shot 37-year-old Cesar Perez of Duncanville, the bar’s manager, Arlington police spokesman Christopher Cook said.
Authorities later found two loaded guns and two knives on Jones, Cook said.
“We do believe he had the capacity to do much greater harm,” Cook said.
Witnesses told police the gunman entered the establishment and immediately began yelling incoherently at patrons.
Those same witnesses saw Perez trying to have a conversation with the man to calm him down before he was shot and killed.
That’s when a patron with a concealed carry permit told his wife to get down as he drew his weapon and eliminated the gunman, preventing further loss of life.
“After he was struck once, the suspect started shooting at the front door,” Cook told the Arlington Voice. “We know people were trying to escape, but we’re not sure if he was just trying to harm others.”
Cook said the customer, who was dining with his wife, “prevented further loss of life.”
The customer, who has not been identified, was carrying a handgun under the Texas concealed handgun license program, Cook later confirmed.
“We’re treating the good guy as sort of a hero,” Cook said.
If that armed citizen had not been there, it is likely more would have perished or been wounded. Of course a mass shooting would have national news. A law-abiding citizen stopping a possible mass shooting? Not so much because, the narrative
If you ever take time to note, please tell me the last time the left ever blamed violent crime on criminals? I would wager you would have to think long and hard before you could cite anyone on the left blaming anything but guns, and racism, and poverty of course. Especially guns Animal Magnetism explains that we ought to focus on the cause of violent crime, yes, I am going to use the T word, thugs!
Amazingly, (or perhaps not) murders in the United States are highly concentrated in a few locations; mostly urban. Excerpt:
The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common.
In 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, 54% of counties (with 11% of the population) have no murders. 69% of counties have no more than one murder, and about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country.
The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders. As shown in figure 2, over half of murders occurred in only 2% of counties.
Did you spot anything significant about where the violence is taking place?
It doesn’t take a genius to note that many of the most murder-intensive counties are also those with strict gun control laws; look, for example, in southern California and the environs around Chicago.
Look also at the predominantly rural counties, where gun ownership is high but the murder rate is low.
My grandfather used to say “the kids that grow up along the river are never the ones that drown.” Born in 1898, Grandpa was a man of a different era, but his wisdom here still applies. When you are talking firearms, folks who live with and use them legitimately in their lives are not the ones committing crimes with firearms. Criminals are, and they will continue to do so no matter what laws are passed
Yet, the left persists in blaming guns, the NRA, and, by extension lawful gun owners.Talk about things that make you go hmmmmm! The Cult of Gun Control blames high murder rates in Chicago on Indiana, which has, according to the , “lax” gun laws. Likewise for murders in DC, which they blame on Virginia and its “lax” gun laws. Hmmm, here is a question you might ask of anyone spreading the propaganda. If the guns are the cause, then why are murder rates in Virginia and Indiana as high as D.C or Chicago? You might also inquire if they might explain why, if their claim that guns are the cause of crime is true, why then is the U.S. #1 in per-capita gun ownership, but #103 in violent crime? You could also ask why violent crimes, homicide rates, and accidental shootings are, and have been dropping for over twenty years, while the number of gun owners and concealed carriers has been rising over that same time?
……….but boy does it help! Francis X Clines recently got out his crayons and construction paper to give us this bit of babbling idiocy
FAIRFAX, Va. — A poster figure of John Wayne, the mega-hero of Hollywood westerns, offers a greeting here at the gun museum’s gallery door as he holds his Winchester carbine at the ready and offers an amiably crooked grin. The bad guys in the movies never fully understood that the menace behind Wayne’s grin (“Whoa, take ‘er easy there, Pilgrim”) meant he was about to deliver blazing fantasies of triumphant gunfire that would leave them dead in the dust. It’s no wonder modern Florida legislators could not resist protecting actual shooters who draw and fire like John Wayne as guilt-free, “stand-your-ground” defenders.
Good grief! Stand-your-ground laws simply allow citizens to better defend themselves when confronted with lethal threats to themselves. This law is an extension of the Castle Doctrine
A castle doctrine, also known as a castle law or a defense of habitation law, is a legal doctrine that designates a person’s abode or any legally occupied place – e.g., a vehicle or home – as a place in which that person has protections and immunities permitting one, in certain circumstances, to use force (up to and including deadly force) to defend oneself against an intruder, free from legal prosecution for the consequences of the force used. The term is most commonly used in the United States, though many other countries invoke comparable principles in their laws.
In short, the castle doctrine, and stand your ground laws simply affirm the basic human right of self-defense. In no ways do they allow anyone to simply “draw and shoot” on a whim, or without fearing for their safety. Clines should put his Crayolas down and read the laws, and the standards for self-defense they set. But, again, Clines is emoting, not thinking
But the cardboard fantasy of the good guy gunning down the bad guy is what makes the museum work as an enjoyable escape from the life-and-death reality of American gun carnage.
The fact is that millions of Americans carry firearms every day and never draw and shoot. These Americans have proven they are incredibly safe and understand the responsibility that carrying a deadly weapon requires. Most gun deaths, the vast majority are suicides, not homicides. Of those that are homicides, more than a few are justifiable homicides, A.K.A. self-defense. But the vast majority of times guns are used in self-defense, the weapon is not even fired. And, I would remind Clines that the lowest reliable stat on defensive gun uses is 108,000 annually, just a tad under 300 per day. And many more estimates are higher. What would the crime rate be if those Americans were disarmed? Or maybe the better question is would Clines even care about more innocent victims? Given this part of his screed I imagine he is far more invested in Leftist dogma than in human rights like self-defense
There are thousands of ingenious, gleaming rifles and handguns in displays about America’s gun-rich history of colonialism, immigration, expansionism and vigilante justice.
Ah yes, America is bad! Guns are bad! Americans with guns are bad! Clines is simply put, a typical mouth-breathing knuckle dragger who hates natural rights and individual liberties like self-defense. Here are some things Clines, if he were a thinker, would consider
Accidental shootings and violent crime rates are down, and have been going down for over two decades. This at the same time that firearm ownership, gun sales, and Americans carrying firearms is going up and up. Clearly Clines view that gun owners are trigger happy idiots is fallacious. the U.S. is number one in firearm ownership, yet ranks 103 in the rate of homicides. Yet he persists! In fact he goes full-bore BS
Gun safety researchers count more than 900 people killed by concealed-carry gun owners in the past decade, with only a tiny fraction of shootings ruled self-defense. Many of the deaths were suicides, and 31 were in mass shootings by concealed-carry owners. The gun lobby disputes all of this, but nevertheless opposes detailed public health research, perhaps because people could then see exactly how this nation’s gun toll dwarfs that of other democracies.
Oh, good Lord! Could Clines have found a more biased source? 31 mass shootings committed by CHL holders? Reading through the list I noted that gang members, people with violent criminal records were among the “CHL holders” that committed these “mass shootings”. Sorry, but people with criminal records are not issued carry permits, and certainly gang members would not bother with a permit would they? The fact is the source Clines uses is not credible or reputable. But, they regurgitate the lies he longs to hear, so, he gives these lies credence.
In the end, Clines is simply another brainwashed drone, bleating the bogus “facts” the Cult of Gun Control feeds him.