Defensive use of handgun in the news


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MaterDei
March 15, 2004, 12:06 AM
Man shot after striking woman, taking her pickup
By MIKE GLENN
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle

A southwest Houston woman allegedly fatally shot her boyfriend today after he took her pickup and assaulted her, police said.

The victim, who has not been identified, was shot about 10:30 a.m. after the two quarrelled at their home in the 13200 block of Santa Teresa. When he drove away in her pickup, the woman ran after him and climbed in back of the moving vehicle, police said.

When the suspect allegedly pulled a pistol from her purse, the boyfriend stopped the pickup and climbed into the truck bed. Police said the boyfriend took the gun away and struck the girlfriend.

The girlfriend got the gun back and fired once. The boyfriend was struck in the chest and died at the scene, police said.

Houston Fire Department paramedics treated the woman at the scene for her injuries. She was still being questioned by detectives today.


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P95Carry
March 15, 2004, 12:13 AM
Hmmm .... interesting. Pity tho it is this type of case and not the ''classic'' type of SD shooting..... which I wish we saw reported (and well) way more often.

Right now it seems like that sorta deal where the facts (the REAL facts) may not really be known. I'll reserve judgement ... for now.

Hatchett
March 15, 2004, 12:27 AM
Not sure about this one.

Preacherman
March 15, 2004, 04:32 AM
Used to be "50 ways to leave your lover" - now it's ".50 Caliber"! :D

Chuck Jennings
March 15, 2004, 05:42 AM
The victim, who has not been identified,


Rather than "victim", what would better terminology be for a darwinated attacker?

TBeck
March 15, 2004, 08:04 AM
Stories like this are acceptable to the media because it reinforces the left's belief that guns are only used for killing family and friends during late-night drunken arguments.

Hillman
March 15, 2004, 09:41 AM
Stories like this are acceptable to the media because it reinforces the left's belief that guns are only used for killing family and friends during late-night drunken arguments.

And they also like the part where the gun gets taken away.

El Tejon
March 15, 2004, 09:45 AM
Yeah he took it away, but she took it back.

I could not help but think that THR's Tamara posted this exact response to the blissninny's whine of "they will just take it away from you." "So, I'll just take it from them" or something along those lines.:confused:

xenophon
March 15, 2004, 03:13 PM
When he drove away in her pickup, the woman ran after him and climbed in back of the moving vehicle, police said.

Ok, so instead of calling the police, she RUNS AFTER him and jumps in. Not only does she jump in the back, she pulls a gun from her purse. I don't see how her life was in danger in the back of the truck, but I suppose we don't know if he was swerving or what not, the article doesn't say.

Once she pulled the gun on him, he gets out and instead of running, he takes the gun away and smacks her with it. I say they are both at fault, and she's the one that introduced the gun into the scene. I don't see how her life was in danger when he was driving away in her truck to begin with. I don't see this as a defensive shooting. If her life was in danger when he took the gun the first time, he would have shot her, not pistol whipped her. The BF was the one leaving the scene and trying to protect himself once she pulled the gun out.


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Standing Wolf
March 15, 2004, 04:52 PM
I'll bet he'll be a lot less rowdy from now on.

Leatherneck
March 15, 2004, 05:03 PM
I dunno, guys...this one doesn't feel like a "good shoot" to me. She escalated it when she pursued.

TC
TFL Survivor

Declaration Day
March 15, 2004, 05:04 PM
The woman should have called police instead of jumping into the truck bed. Insurance would have paid for the vehicle if she didn't get it back, it was not worth risking her life. I won't be surprised if she faces charges. OTOH, if she went on trial and I was on the jury, I probably wouldn't convict her. The boyfriend has no right to steal a vehicle, whether it belongs to his girlfriend, his mama or a complete stranger. He put himself in that predicament by stealing the truck. I don't think pursuing him with a gun was the right choice, but he is ultimately at fault for what happened. Assuming, of course, that the "facts" reported are true.

TallPine
March 15, 2004, 05:08 PM
they shoot horse thieves, don't they ...?

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