… one of them is killed by the homeowner. Swift justice. There are many politicians who have a serious issue with using firearms for self-defense in the home. What it comes down to is this. If many anti-gunners out there had their way, this family of four would be dead and they would be fine with that.
Yup, I said it. Sure, they would want to prosecute these criminals to the full extent possible, but there is no way in hell these guys went through a background check to get their gun. They did not legally acquire the firearm. No way… they wouldn’t qualify since I’m willing to bet they have a criminal history. But for some unknown reason, many think background checks and limiting magazine capacity is the answer?
A burglary in Mechanicsville has left one suspect dead and several victims injured, according to Sheriff Wayne Byrd with the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.
Byrd said two men broke into the home and physically assaulted two women and struck an 11-year-old boy in the head with a gun.
Why is this being only referred to as a burglary? This seems to have been a brutal assault, and the family dog was killed by the intruders. From WMBF News, the local NBC affiliate.
The suspect shot and killed the family dog.
Should the family have just complied with the two intruders and give them what they want?
A female victim and child was struck in the head and face with a gun.
The other suspect, armed with a gun, was holding another female victim at gun point, and struck her in the head with the gun.
I’d say the family was lucky the owner of the house woke up and took on the intruders. I have a couple of questions for the “more gun regulation” crowd…
At what point is “the fight for your life” on? Luckily, these women and the child were not severely injured, but at what point is lethal force justified? Second question… If you’re OK with this person using a firearm for self-defense in the home, explain to me why – once you are in public – you should not have the same right to protect yourself and your family? Why should your right to protect yourself and family change because you walk out of your home or cross an invisible state line?
Back to the article, with my emphasis.
“[The homeowner] was at the back of the residence, came out fired several shots at the intruders, and they fled the scene. And upon our officers arriving, they found one of the suspects dead in a field about 75 yards from the house,” said Sheriff Byrd.
Seventy-five yards. That intruder got 75 yards before he dropped and no longer was a threat. Keep that in mind when people question how many shots it takes to stop a threat.
Let’s take a look at what seems to be the criminal history of Brandon Lunn, also know as Brandon Jade Lunn. (Names as provided in news reports)
- Arrested January 2008 – Pled Guilty, NO Jail Time
0080-Burglary / Burglary (Non-Violent) – Second degree.
- Arrested September 2008 – Pled Guilty, NO Jail Time
0478-Larceny / Grand Larceny, value more than $1,000 but less than $5,000, 0080-Burglary / Burglary (Non-Violent) – Second degree, 0480-Larceny / Petit or Simple Larceny (Dismissed).
- Arrested June 2009 – Pled Guilty, Gets 5 Years Concurrent and No Time for the Larceny Charge
0427-Burglary / Burglary (After June 20, 1985) – Third degree – 1st offense, 0480-Larceny / Petit or Simple Larceny.
So it looks like he got out of prison in two months ago (if he served all of his five years) and went right back to a life of crime. Hopefully, he’ll be put away for life at this point.
I’m not able to find a criminal history for 25-year-old Marquis Benjamin, but somehow I don’t think he went through a background check to get the gun the criminals used in Darlington County four days ago.