PA Bill Number: HR74
Title: A Concurrent Resolution declaring that the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is committed to equal rights for individuals with ...
Description: A Concurrent Resolution declaring that the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is committed to equal rights for individuals with ...
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Last Action Date: Apr 16, 2019
Georgia Self-Defense: Georgia Homeowner Shoots Man Trying to Break Into His Car :: 11/29/2018
One man from Mableton, Georgia, woke up to an alarm on his smartphone informing him outside surveillance cameras had picked up movement in the driveway. It turned out to be a robber breaking into the man’s car.
The homeowner got out and ended up shooting the alleged robber, WSB-TV reports. Police are now investigating to determine whether the shooting was justified, but in his neighbors’ eyes, he did the right thing.
“Cobb County police confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that a man was in the process of breaking into a pickup truck when the homeowner came out and confronted him. During the confrontation, the homeowner shot the suspect at least once below the waist, police said,” the report says.
The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he’s being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The identity of neither man has been made public, because of the ongoing investigation.
Be that as it may, the man’s neighbors believe he acted appropriately, telling the media outlet that they would probably have done the same. As one woman puts it, they worked hard for the things they had and they didn’t want other people to come over and just take them without putting up a fight.
“I think he did the right thing. I truly do. I probably would’ve done the same thing,” neighbor Sheila Tolbert also says. “He’s trying to protect his home and his vehicle. And if that’s what you have to do, then that’s what you have to do.”
The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution speaks of the people’s right to keep and bear arms to protect themselves. Under this Amendment, the homeowner did nothing wrong, but to people asking for stricter gun control and those not from the U.S., it seems weird to shoot a man because he was ransacking your car – unless it was in self-defense.