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I'm surprised no charges will be filed
John Rogers is right--this happened in California, after all, where criminals are favored over good gun owners. To answer Mikeb's question, though, this is a righteous shoot. We have here an old man who served his country, worked a job, and raised a family. On the other side are two thugs who think that stealing is an acceptable form of making a living. As the homeowner said, there's no way to know what such thugs would do once they found him at home.If the one who got shot survives, he'll get to continue his lesson in a fine state institution of lower learning. Oh, but this is California, where the state lets thugs go.
I agree with all that, but I question if shooting was really necessary. It sounded like he didn't try to order them away from the window and shot first. I don't know if that's right.
You really don't understand what an imminent threat to life means, do you? Warnings are good when there's time, but wasn't that glass window a warning? This is my home, and you're not welcome to come in that way. That's the message. The thugs ignored it.
California has stand your ground protection for self-defense. The reason they are not included in the list of "Stand Your Ground" states is because they haven't changed their law since 2005. They have never had a duty to retreat to take away.