911 Operator to Armed Homeowner During Break-in: “Put the Gun Down!”

Though it’s possible the operator was instructing the homeowner to drop her weapon so that the police wouldn’t mistake her for the burglar, it wouldn’t be surprising to find out that she was told to drop it, because the operator believed that citizen ownership of guns is dangerous, and protecting homeowners from burglaries is solely the police’s job. Eighty-year-old and Holmes Beach, Florida resident NJ Logan had just had hip replacement surgery. She was upstairs when she heard commotion Read more […]

Gun Owner Should Sue Journal News For Making Him Target of Burglary

The Journal News in White Plains, New York, posted an interactive map of all handgun permit holders in Westchester and Rockland Counties.  The map gave the names and addresses of everyone who held a permit to own a handgun. On January 2, 2013, I asked the question: “If they [The Journal News] are willing to accept the legal responsibility and liability for any crimes committed against the gun owners identified in their online post? In my article, I predicted that criminals would use the map Read more […]

Cleveland Man Shoots Another Burglar

Last November, 43 year old man broke into the home of Miodrag Burgarcic of Cleveland.  The burglar was brandishing a knife and threatened the life of Burgarcic, so Burgarcic shot and killed the intruder.  Police investigated the incident and ruled the shooting was justifiable and legal. You would expect that most would be burglars had taken notice of the shooting and that they would avoid trying to break into Burgarcic’s house.  Evidently, not all criminals watch the news, because early Monday Read more […]