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In honor of Thanksgiving, I'm going to save my 1300-word roundup of "Just How Crazy Is Massachusetts" for tomorrow, and instead bring you this heart-warming story from New Hampshire.

Earlier this week, a guy with a loaded shotgun broke into an apartment in New Hampshire. He was looking for money, apparently.

Instead, he found two brothers (20 and 15) with a baseball bat
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The shotgun got broken, as did the invader's head.

Here's hoping the brothers get an extra serving of dessert today. They earned it.


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I would hate to think this ... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

I would hate to think this was just a petty robbery over money to buy food. But when you break into someone's home with the assumption that it will be a quick hit-and-run with a loaded weapon, the consequences are more than justified. I'm sure courage and quick-thinking has made this a Thanksgiving the Czzowitz family will never forget. Great story, Jay!

I would hate to think th... (Below threshold)
Proof:

I would hate to think this was just a petty robbery over money to buy food.

It's never a petty robbery when you use a loaded gun. It's a major felony whatever your motive for needing the money.

The Massachusetts legislatu... (Below threshold)
Hvywgt:

The Massachusetts legislature is calling a special session aimed at outlawing baseball bats.

Proof, I'll assume you're n... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Proof, I'll assume you're not just being rude and condescending. Robbery is what some people are reduced to when they are desperate. The point of my comment was to praise the boys for defending their home. Happy Thanksgiving to you, anyway.

I am pleased to read this s... (Below threshold)

I am pleased to read this story. I am sick and tired of anyone thinking because they *need* anything, that my home is their next free 7-11.

God bless Louisville Sluggers!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Considering the wide availa... (Below threshold)
civildisobedience Author Profile Page:

Considering the wide availability of very cheap and free food in our society, I would hate to think anyone thought robbery for food with or without endangering life was ever justifiable. It isn't an obese country by accident with those sub-dollar menu items and 1000+ calorie meals at the shelter.

Oh wait, I know, it was probably for gas money to drive his girl friend to the region's one distant abortion clinic; that way you fat ass clowns can blame it on Bush twofold. LOL, what a great day it is today.

"I would hate to think a... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"I would hate to think anyone thought robbery for food with or without endangering life was ever justifiable."

Agreed, absolutely.

Jay, here's some fodder for... (Below threshold)

Jay, here's some fodder for your "Just How Crazy Is Massachusetts" post. While Boston's criminal population is tearing through the streets shooting and stabbing their fellow Bostonians at will, the good people of Boston can take solace knowing the Boston cops a few neighborhoods over are fighting crime by issuing citations for bar owners whose customers are dancing (without the bar owners having paid the city for their dancing licenses).

So much for cuttin' footloose without Menino's blessing.

Oops...didn't close the ... (Below threshold)

Oops...didn't close the tag. My bad.

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Let's look at a few facts h... (Below threshold)
Rua:

Let's look at a few facts here: Loaded gun. Late at night. Accomplice with him (the woman at the door and watching in the window) No, he wasn't breaking in for money to buy food. More than likely, he was looking for drug money.

PHONIE RELIGIONS AND ACNCEN... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

PHONIE RELIGIONS AND ACNCENT MAGIC ARE NO REPLACMENT FORA GOOD BLASTER AT YOUR SIDE. And oh the horror they used a deadly baseball bat their going to have to have baseball bat control laws and have people wait 15 days to buy one and have a million mom march to call for more baseball bat control laws
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I could care less what the ... (Below threshold)
Dave W:

I could care less what the motive is, the end result would be the same in this case. Person breaks into house to steal money. Residents are protecting themselves and their belongings. Residents use baseball bat to make sure they keep themselves and belongings safe.

Nothing more to tell.

rude and condescending</... (Below threshold)
Proof:

rude and condescending Hardly! Use a gun, go to prison! Do not pass go, do not collect $200!
Your desperation, no matter how great, does not justify carrying a gun in the commission of a crime!
Robbery is what some people are reduced to when they are desperate. Because there are no charities, no welfare, no people of good will?
If you shoplift a loaf of bread because you're hungry, that's one thing. You bring in a gun and rob someone for whatever reason, if no one shoots you in the commission of your crime, then you should go to prison. Period.

One of the immutable rules ... (Below threshold)
Proof:

One of the immutable rules of firearms is:
Never point a gun at something (or someone) you do not intend to destroy.
To commit armed robbery is to bring the threat of deadly force to a non-life threatening situation. It is therefore, closely akin to attempted murder.

It would have been condescending of me had I thought you believed it was ever permissible to threaten another man's life in any other circumstance than self defense!

"My family was hungry. I had to kill him to steal his bread," would be an interesting, if futile defense!

"Your desperation, no ma... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"Your desperation, no matter how great, does not justify carrying a gun in the commission of a crime!"

Yup, never justified. You and I just had a different reaction to what they did. To me, it is always sad when someone gives up on character and reduces themselves to crime.

"It's never a petty robbery when you use a loaded gun. It's a major felony whatever your motive for needing the money."

This is what I was talking about. It is condescending when you quote someone with the purpose "correcting" them and nitpick with legal terminology. So again, you missed my actual point.

"...nitpick with legal t... (Below threshold)
Proof:

"...nitpick with legal terminology. So again, you missed my actual point" Not to be contentious La Medusa, but I do not "nitpick", nor do I play word games here.
"I would hate to think this was just a petty robbery over money to buy food."
If the person had a firearm, he had an asset he could sell to buy food. Perhaps you regret your use of the word "petty", but my point, that you seem to have missed, is that there is NO "petty" use of a firearm!

"...but my point, that you ... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"...but my point, that you seem to have missed, is that there is NO "petty" use of a firearm!"

No, Proof. I never missed the point you repetitively made in each comment. Neither was I unaware of the severity of the crime.

I know you are not contentious and view you as an intelligent person, so I shall call truce and just leave it at that. Your caption is very funny, by the way.




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