Ted Kennedy's Worst Nightmare (cont.)
And, this time, the gun owner who actually had the nerve to defend himself from a knife-weilding scumbag was (gasp!) a Massachusetts resident! How dare he? Didn't he get the memo instructing all good residents of the Commonwealth to immediately surrender unto all armed assailants all personal items and body parts that they wish for?
From the Daily News Transcript:
WALPOLE -- Police are looking for a man who broke into an Everett Street home Saturday and then fled when the homeowner’s son opened fire on him.
The gunfire broke out at 5 Everett St. at about 9:15 a.m. Saturday when the homeowner’s 30-year-old son came by to check on the house while his parents were away, Deputy Police Chief Scott Bushway said yesterday.
Police haven’t released the name of the homeowner or his son and no one answered the doorbell at the three-story Everett Street home yesterday afternoon.
But when the homeowner’s son walked into the house Saturday, he spotted an unidentified man inside, police said. When the intruder grabbed a knife out of the kitchen, the son pulled out his own firearm and shot at the burglar twice, said Bushway.
Instead of hitting the intruder, the bullets lodged in the wall and floor of the house. But the gunfire was enough to scare away the man, who ran out of the house, Bushway said.
Snarky and unproductive comments about the shooter's marksmanship aside, I say, WELL FUCKING DONE!
Of course, our benvolent leader here in the People's Republic of Meninostan would beg to differ on that point. He and his good friends, John Rosenthal, Jarrett Barrios, and ______ (insert local gun-grabbing asshole politician of your own choosing here) would rather see this man stabbed to death prior to having his parents' cash and jewelry taken by this nice young man, who was, no doubt, just trying to make ends meet in these challenging economic times.
On a brief side note, I was just reading some of the Boston Globe's coverage of this incident when...
No I wasn't.
(link via senorFrog at NES Forum)
UPDATE (8/22/06): It was bullshit.
WALPOLE -- A local man and part-time Randolph Police officer has acknowledged he lied to police about an intruder at his parents' home earlier this month to justify firing his 9 mm "off-duty" handgun.
Greg W. Kennedy, 29, of 11 Maude Terrace, speaking briefly on the steps outside his home yesterday, said the incident has cost him his firearms permit and may cost him his full-time job at a private security company, but he expects to keep his part-time job as an officer with the Randolph Auxiliary Police Force.
He went in, he said, with his 9 mm "off-duty" pistol and called out to see if anyone was there. As he closed the back door, something shifted or fell down in the kitchen, he said, prompting him to fire two shots in that direction.
Rule #4: Be sure of your target, and what's beyond.