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Find The Boots

Rantings from a few corporate types about life, technology, travel, guns, politics, and everything good in the world.

Another Democrat Converted

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sure, he's a TX Democrat (think LBJ) so that is a bit different from a MA donk, but you gotta think this guy is gonna change his tune:
HOUSTON – A state lawmaker shot a man he says was trying to steal copper wiring from the house he is building, police said Monday. Rep. Borris Miles, D-Houston, told police he was working on the second floor Sunday night when he heard a noise on the lower floor and saw two men trying to steal the wiring. One of the men threw a pocketknife at Mr. Miles when confronted, a Houston police spokesman said. Mr. Miles, a former law enforcement officer who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, shot the man in the left leg, police said. The wounded suspect was being treated at a Houston hospital. Mr. Miles voted against the "castle doctrine" that gives residents stronger rights to defend their property. The law goes into effect Sept. 1.
Also goes to show that cops aren't the greatest shot - hit him in the leg at 15 feet. And only fired one round. Personally I'd be wound up enough to try to put 10 in the X ring.

Actually, it occurs to me that this probably wasn't a "house" in the sense of the castle doctrine. As it was under construction there was probably no occupancy certificate. And it is also unlike a tent or caravan in that he wasn't sleeping in it or otherwise living in it.

Betcha a zillion he gets no charges though. Which is good, but not what thee and me would experience.


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