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Long Beach resident fatally
shoots alleged burglar

Los Angeles Times, by Adolfo Flores

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/10/2014 11:45:16 PM

Authorities said a Long Beach resident fatally shot a man early Sunday who was allegedly trying to burglarize his home. Police responded to a 911 call of a burglary in progress about 3 a.m. in the 2800 block of East 3rd Street. The caller said the suspected burglar was shot inside the house, said Sgt. Megan Zabel, a spokeswoman with the Long Beach Police Department. Paramedics declared the man dead at the scene, Zabel said. (Snip) In July, a Long Beach resident shot a woman, Andrea Miller, who broke into his home with a man. Miller’s accomplice, Gus Adams, was charged with murder in connection with her death.

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Some home invaders are losing, one gunshot at a time.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 8/11/2014 12:08:56 AM     (No. 9960983)

Interesting way the Times frames the issue.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dvc, 8/11/2014 12:40:13 AM     (No. 9960996)

Once again, LA Slimes shows their massive ignorance about all things associated with firearms.

FTA: ". . .whether the shooter had a license for the weapon."

Even in the rabidly anti-gun state of California, I am reasonably sure one does not need any sort of a license to own a firearm inside one´s own home. A safety certificate is required to BUY a handgun, but it is not any sort of a license, just a written test of safety knowledge, with many kinds of exemptions. Millions of legal guns predate this requirement, and are perfectly legal without it.

The loons at LA Slimes are either uninformed (most likely) or are trying push the idea that all guns that are not "licensed" are somehow illegal.

CA current residents: If this is not up-to-date (not lived in CA for decades) please correct me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/11/2014 1:17:57 AM     (No. 9961006)

It´s terrible that people have to take someone´s life in order to save themselves.
Decent people will live with the guilt forever, while criminals keep on coming.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mackrand, 8/11/2014 1:18:10 AM     (No. 9961007)

#2 is correct as written. Resident for fifty plus years. The LA Times is not to be trusted in any way on any subject where political bias is even remotely possible. (IMHO)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: beancounter, 8/11/2014 1:32:05 AM     (No. 9961013)

#3, if it were me I would feel guilty, but I would balance it out by the facts that (1) I had to do it and (2) I saved the decent people of LA millions of dollars in legal fees and incarceration.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: provide, 8/11/2014 7:06:05 AM     (No. 9961132)

The Times didn´t defend the burglar as "unarmed" and the "community" in outrage.

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