The paste-eating idiot above is named Karl Henson.
Karl tried to sell Sumdood a cell phone. Sumdood decided to opt for the fleet-feet discount instead of providing Karl currency. Karl did not care for this course of action, so he pulled out his handgun and fired at the thief.
According to new court documents, a new Missouri gun law could be the reason Karl Henson shot a man attempting to rob him Monday night.
The incident happened on Riva Ridge Court in northeast Columbia. Henson called in a robbery at about 5 p.m. and stated he had shot at the alleged would-be thief six or seven times.
Police said the man and Henson had met up on Riva Ridge to discuss whether or not the man wanted to buy Henson’s cellphone.
Henson said the man was looking at the phone and then suddenly took off with it and started running toward the duplexes on the cul-de-sac.
That’s when Henson said he shot at him and saw the would-be buyer fall to the ground “hard”. He then got back up and continued running.
Henson said he thought he might have hit him and police used a K9 track. Police said the victim ended up driving himself to a local hospital.
The probable-cause statement indicates a witness who lived in a duplex nearby heard the shots and walked outside. He saw a man with his hands in his pockets and limping. When the witness asked if the man was OK, the man ignored him and kept walking.
Henson told police “the only reason I thought it was OK to shoot at him while he was running away was because of what happened with the new year on the law change.”
Officer Spirit Stevens, who wrote the probable-cause statement, said Henson stated something along the lines of “the old law, you weren’t allowed to shoot somebody when their back was turned to you.”
Henson could be alluding to several new gun laws that are now in effect, including a stand your ground right, meaning people no longer have a duty to retreat from danger before shooting in any place where they have a legal right to be present.
Yep. Cletus Dingleberry Jr. here seems to think that “stand your ground” means you can shoot anyone for any reason… you know, the exact same bullcrap explanation of what “stand your ground” means that the dishonest mainstream media and gun control proponents have been claiming since George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Marton in a clearcut case of self-defense that didn’t involve Florida’s stand your ground law at all.
It’s tempting to cite Mr. Henson’s charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action as a case of media malpractice—which there is certainly far too much of regarding firearms laws in general and stand your ground laws in specific—but the reality of the matter is that as an armed citizen, it is your duty to learn the laws and obtain proper training on how and when you can use your firearm in lawful self defense.
Chasing Sumdood around a duplex and slinging lead at him over petty theft is something only a moron would do.
Learn your states laws, folks, and don’t be this stupid.