NPR did an experiment on April Fool's, if I recall correctly. It was perfect.
Today I saw this headline:
Defensive Gun Use of the Day: 14-Year-Old Son of Murdered Father Shoots and Kills Home Invader EditionReading the post gives the reader basic details, and a link to the original story. After that, that's when it gets interesting. The comment section.
Surely the burglar will be charged with felony murder. That’s federal law isn’t it?And
What Ralph said.Here's the point.
I would add that most states, even liberal bastions CA and MA have felony murder states where if anyone dies during the commission of a felony, the perp can be charged with murder. In some cases first degree murder.
This applies even if the death is a result of police shooting an accomplice. Theory being that had they not committed the felony, the death would not have occurred.
One more sledge hammer to use in getting a plea deal.
Burglar gets shot and killed by a kid protecting his ailing grandparents. A second person is arrested in connection, but it's a red herring in the story. The kid's father was killed at his workplace 6 years ago by what could be described as a drive-by shooting.
The commenters quoted above have made the Olympic leap that the burglar killed the boy's father.
Anti-gun people want qualifications for people to own guns? Well I want a higher intelligence standard of people who post online.
And if you've made it this far- here's NPR's awesome joke.