Over the weekend there was an incident which occurred in Vicksburg, Mississippi where a man was inside his apartment and was attacked by an invader who was armed.
It is known that a restraining order was placed on the invader who witnesses stated both men knew each other.
The armed man went into the apartment with the intent to kill the resident inside but ended up being the one who was shot multiple times getting killed at the scene of the crime.
Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace gave this report and stated, “Twenty-eight-year-old Malcolm Robertson had a history with the person living in the apartment and had been under a restraining order.
When Robertson broke in, the person was able to get the gun away from Robertson, then shot him multiple times. He was declared dead at the scene.
The Sheriff continued, “The restraining order had just ended a few weeks before the incident. Charges have not been filed at this time. The case will be turned over to the District Attorney’s office for further investigation.”
Majority of the stories we hear on the news like this one are usually about a person breaking into a residence, and the owner had a gun and killing the home invader.
The other side to those tragic stories are the homeowner did not own a gun and became the victim of a homicide.
It is very seldom we hear of anyone who wrestles with the perpetrator and takes the gun from the suspect killing them. Kudos to that man!
I definitely would not want to get in a fight with him!
It is very easy to pull out a gun and pull the trigger during an attack.
The Second Amendment protects American Citizens with this right.
But what happens when somebody takes the attackers gun to bear arms against the attacker? Absolutely nothing! The law still applies that if anyone breaks into a home, the person on the inside has the right to shoot and kill the invader with any gun they can get their hands on.
In most states, the intruder would have to be shot inside the home.
The homeowner cannot go after the intruder and kill him because then, the homeowner is liable if the intruder leaves the premises.
If the person who was involved in this story over the weekend had a gun of his own, it would have ended quick and easy.
The safest thing to do would have been for the man to purchase a gun the same time he filed for the restraining order.
Though the paper protects a person legally, it does not protect them physically. Criminals all over the country will not abide by a paper when they have the intent to kill or do bodily harm to another person.
They will stop at nothing, and the victim will not always have time to wait for the authorities to arrive at the scene.
By then it is usually too late for the victim. Not to mention in the news story, the restraining order had expired.
They only last for a certain amount of time. The person who filed has to file again in order for it to remain in effect.
A restraining order states the person filed against must stay away from the person so many feet or miles away from the one who is doing the filing.
If the person filed against violates the restraining order, they will become incarcerated with charges pressed against them.
The main lesson everyone can learn from this story is always to stay as safe as possible.
A restraining order is always a good idea to file when dealing with a violent person and should be the first step to protecting one’s self.
However, it does not stop a home invasion as we found out in this story.
The second thing to remember is a paper will not stop an attacker, but a bullet will.
Not everyone can fight off an attacker.
Mace doesn’t always work if the person is a bad aim.
Stun guns only work if the attacker is up close and if it is used, it will have to continue to fire off the electric volts, because once the person gets up, they will be angry.
A gun is so much safer if the proper training has been provided and the one shooting in self-defense does not even have to fight or get hurt if used properly.