Wednesday, December 05, 2018
TKC QUESTION: CAN YOU SHOOT A CARJACKER IN KANSAS CITY?!?
Tonight we take up the issue of public safety and the local discourse as MSM typically frowns upon the practical application of gun rights.
To wit . . .
IN KANSAS CITY, CAN YOU SHOOT A CARJACKER & CLAIM SELF-DEFENSE?!?
TKC readers point out that in Overland Park, police shot and killed an unarmed teen because he was behind the wheel and the car was moving toward authorities. That shooting is being contested in a wrongful death lawsuit but local media are generally supportive of the arguement that police were confronted by a threat from the vehicle which was being used as a weapon.
In a recent case involving a Southland murder there are two schools of thought . . .
Dead-Tree Media has already pronounced the defendant guilty . . .
Kansas City Star: Shooting a fleeing car thief isn’t ‘standing your ground’
Meanwhile, Fox4 did just a bit of journalism and asked a local expert who said it all comes down to self-defense. "If he had gone out and tried to stop him and he tried to run over him, then his life is in danger and he can defend his life."
At the scene KCTV5 reports that surveillance video shows the suspect shot the victim as he attempted to enter the vehicle . . . Which may or may not be regarded as reaching for a potentially deadly weapon.
Police are still looking for additional witnesses.
And so, yet again, we put it to our readers . . .
IS SHOOTING A CARJACKER SELF-DEFENSE OR MURDER IN KCMO?!?
The answer has implications for the rising tide of local car crime and expanded concealed carry gun rights in Kansas City.
You decide . . .