Waving a chromed semiautomatic pistol, the robber pushed into the building in the bustling Five Points neighborhood of Columbia, S.C., just before 11 p.m. on April 11, 2009. “Gimme what you got!” he yelled, his gun hand trembling.
Attorney Jim Corley was one of four people in the room, the lounge area of a 12-step recovery group’s meeting hall. “He said, ‘Give me your wallet,’” Corley recalled. “So I reached around to my back pocket and gave him what was there.”
Unfortunately for the gunman, later identified as Kayson Helms, 18, of Edison, N.J., that was Corley’s tiny Kel-Tec .32, hidden in a wallet holster and loaded with a half-dozen hollow points. Corley fired once into the robber’s abdomen. The young man turned. Corley fired twice more, hitting him in the neck and again in the torso. Helms ran into the night and collapsed to die on a railroad embankment 100 feet away.
Reports filed by officers who arrived at the scene a short time later called it an “exceptionally clear” case of justifiable homicide. Following South Carolina’s “Castle Doctrine,” which allows the use of deadly force in self-defense, police did not arrest Corley. They did not interrogate him. Corley was offered the opportunity to make a voluntary statement, which he did.
Helms’ friends and relatives were left to mourn, barred by the same Castle Doctrine from filing a civil lawsuit.
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Record numbers now licensed to pack heat
I truly love a story with a HAPPY ENDING!!
When I say happy ending I am referring to the HONEST citizen being unharmed and the goblin sent to HELL on a shingle. Just deserts, comeuppance, all that stuff. And God Bless the folks that wrote the Castle Doctrine and the states that accept it as The Golden Rule of self defense.
And thank God for people like Jim Corley!
We should ALL be grateful for guys like Jim, for him having the good sense to be a legal gun owner and gun carrier, and for having the courage to exercise his rights.
From its beginnings in the 1980s, the “right-to-carry” movement has succeeded in boosting the number of licensed concealed-gun carriers from fewer than 1 million to a record 6 million today, according to estimates from gun-rights groups that are supported by msnbc.com’s research. And while hotly debated, the effect of this dramatic increase is largely unknown.
Those on the anti-gun side would have you believe that there will be blood flowing in the streets. They would have you think that there would be gunfights all over the USA, reminiscent of the OK Corral. That is simply not the case.
Sure, there are HUGE gun battles taking place in the streets, but not between LEGAL gun owners, and not between LICENSED gun carriers.
There is an element in this nation that will possess guns no matter what the law reads. They will carry those guns and they will commit violent crimes WITH those guns. They are the criminals of this nation and they prey upon the weak, the old, the infirm and the unprotected. We can make guns laws that restrict LEGAL ownership from here to breakfast and these individuals are going to scoff and keep up their criminal activities.
Our police officers do as much as they possibly can to protect us from criminals, but let’s face facts, for the most part, the police don’t actually prevent crime, they, for the most part, respond to crimes in progress. With that in mind, the legal gun owner has an edge over the unarmed in this nation. When lives are on the line, seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
Personal protection is not something you can ignore. If a goblin jumps out of the shadows, or kicks your door in, you don’t have time to call the police, you only have time to react, to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property. Sadly, if you’re not prepared to do so, you may very well lose your life, even if you give in and let the burglar, robber, odd goblin take anything they want.
They very well may still kill you! That is why I am such a fan of The Castle Doctrine!
A Castle Doctrine (also known as a Castle Law or a Defense of Habitation Law) is an American legal doctrine that arose from English Common Law that designates one’s place of residence (or, in some states, any place legally occupied, such as one’s car or place of work) as a place in which one enjoys protection from illegal trespassing and violent attack. It then goes on to give a person the legal right to use deadly force to defend that place (his/her “castle”), and/or any other innocent persons legally inside it, from violent attack or an intrusion which may lead to violent attack. In a legal context, therefore, use of deadly force which actually results in death may be defended as justifiable homicide under the Castle Doctrine. SOURCE
And that’s how it should be in these United States, and how it will remain, until the LEFT figures it out.
They forced ObamaCare on us. Full Amnesty for ILLEGALS and a fast track to citizenship is the next thing on their agenda, and once that’s done, I honestly look for an overly empowered Democratic party to try and take on gun owners next, and BEFORE the November elections!
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