May 06, 2009
A story which probably won't make your paper
Clayton Cramer links a story that seems certain to go largely unreported, in which a college student shot and killed an armed home invader and scared another armed invader away -- in the process preventing what would have been horrendous carnage:
Bailey said he thought it was the end of his life and the lives of the 10 people inside his apartment for a birthday party after two masked men with guns burst in through a patio door.The student with the gun is a true hero.
Yet as I say that, I realize that many liberals would consider him a villain -- and many more think he should not have had a gun.
I'm not suggesting all liberals think that way, but something is very wrong with those who do.
(The problem is that their influence is out of proportion to their numbers.)
MORE: A commenter below takes issue with my characterization of the armed student as a hero, and speculates that the forensic evidence might show that the victims were not victims of an invasion, but were all making the story up. I suppose that is possible, but I called him a hero based on the story I read, and as it was apparently reported to the police.
The police issued a warrant for and arrested the second suspect, and I'm assuming they did so based on some sort of investigation which confirmed the witnesses' statements.
If the home invasion story turns out to have been made up by the witnesses, I will update accordingly.
MORE: Michelle Malkin has a post about this same case, and at least one commenter there is speculating that the victims may have been "gang bangers."
What is going on here? Is there an attempt to blame the victims?
posted by Eric on 05.06.09 at 11:19 AM
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