A Michigan newspaper article series (M Live) was just mentioned on one the forums I frequent. This is a very well-written five-part piece by a man who has been there and done that: Used lethal force to save his own life (in his own home).
Very few victims of violent crime, who are forced to save their own lives, speak openly about the incident. Understandably many are psychologically affected and don’t wish to relive it. Others consider legal repercussions and even exposure to retaliatory action by family and friends of the bad guy.
This compelling first-person story vividly recounts one man’s experience from the warning signs to the attack to the aftermath.
I think everyone should read this story (five parts linked below).
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
That any American would entertain the notion of relinquishing the right to self-defense, or worse yet… being brainwashed to the point of eschewing one’s natural instincts to survive (in a twisted notion of self-righteousness and moral high-ground)… continues to baffle me.
One of so many similar stories.
Here’s the story of Jeff Dykehouse, as written by Jeff Dykehouse for MLive.com (a Michigan newspaper). You don’t have to come back to this page to click on the next part in the series. At the end of each article on the newspaper website, there is a link to the next part of the series.
The Jeff Dykehouse story, Part 2: Dykehouse has just pulled the trigger, but the burglar does not fall
Finally… this Michigan news agency has a whole series of multiple cases / stories it’s following:
Have you had any experience defending yourself against a violent criminal? Or do you know someone who has? Comment below!