This guy is screwed. He set this whole thing up."Minnesota Double Murder Trial Shows Importance Of “Shooting To Stop the Threat” Over “Shooting to Kill.”
"Byron Smith, a retired security engineer for the U.S. Department of State, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the slayings of cousins Nick Brady, 17, and Haile Kifer, 16, on Thanksgiving Day 2012. The killings rocked the small city of Little Falls.
Prosecutors say Smith was sitting in his basement when he heard a window breaking upstairs. When Brady started walking down the basement stairs, Smith shot him twice.
Then, according to court documents, Smith shot Brady a third time in the face, allegedly telling investigators, “I want him dead.”
"Minnesota Man Accused of Murdering Teens Who Entered His Home."
"Minutes later, Kifer walked down the same steps, reportedly calling Brady’s name. Smith shot her multiple times, too – telling investigators the last time he fired was “a good clean finishing shot.”
"prosecutors say Smith planned the killings – lying in wait for the two teens in his basement with a book, two guns, energy bars and a bottle of water. The teens weren’t armed."
'You're dying ... b----!' Court hears chilling audio recording of US homeowner shooting two teens."
"Mr Smith killed two teens who entered his home, he matter-of-factly described the shootings in chilling detail, telling authorities he finished off one teen with a shot under her chin because a .22-calibre "doesn't go through bone very well," according to an audio recording of a police interview played in court."
I'm wondering, just exactly when IS the apparent End of "Eminent threat of personal injury" a factor of deciding to continue or cease the Self Defense offensive approach during an ***Altercation*** ?
Was said Homeowner out numbered, out gunned and/or otherwise unable to properly defend His home or personal well being ? NO.
When the "Perpetrator" is *Incapacitated* and not able/willing to put up a fight, is the Event over ?
I believe that more than likely, the answer will be Yes, hence the term "OverKill" (which was issued to said "Trespassers" by the LAC) is appropriate for determining the outcome of this tragic occurrence of misjudgement by said homeowner.
I can get behind that. Stay off others property. And I probably wouldn't even be that upset if they just got shot once and lived. Then good enough live and learn tell your friends. But something like half a dozen shots then a execution style shot after calling her a b****? Really? I guess I'm built different...This is not a case where a kid when onto the land to get his Frisbee back .... the intruders were not up to any good.
It has always been my viewpoint that if one does not want to get shot then stay off other people's land.
The guy will likely not find another one like me on his jury ... so, yes, he is likely screwed.
Well, I remember that guy in LA who shot the japanese tourist who was lost ...After what the media (and cronies) did with Zimmerman, I'd say this man should be glad of the pigmentation of the two criminals. I thought it was needless to say: If you have to open fire, shoot to STOP the threat.
As a side note, I'm willing to bet this ONE event (as in, exceedingly rare) will be used as a talking point by the antis. Any takers?:lol:
I read this and must reject his "research". I, and all of you, keep my weapon in my holster, not in my hand. Yes, when I do have a gun in my hand (not on the range) I am in a paranoid state. Otherwise it would be in the bloody holster. He self admits he is not a gun owner (and probably does not know much about guns) and has little experiance. Sorry mate, your argument is invalid.+1 !
This "Study" which I discovered while searching the subject *Paranoia* could possibly be a part of the issue as well,,, ?!?
Just picking up a gun suddenly make the world appear more violent, research suggests.
link,> ,,, = http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/thinking-tech/study-carrying-a-gun-can-make-you-more-paranoid/
I pretty much agree with you.I can get behind that. Stay off others property. And I probably wouldn't even be that upset if they just got shot once and lived. Then good enough live and learn tell your friends. But something like half a dozen shots then a execution style shot after calling her a b****? Really? I guess I'm built different...