By Nathan Barton
In California, convenience store owner Min Kim was just convicted of manslaughter for gunning down the criminal who tried to rob his store, and he will be in prison for eight years. As reported in Freedom Post, the store’s surveillance cameras saw the robber come in, try to steal something, get accosted, get into a fight during which he tried to take Kim’s gun (and failed), then tried to escape. Kim shot and killed him in the doorway of the store.
It is a sad situation, and Kim admitted he had done wrong and that the shooting was not self-defense. To make matters worse, a previous robbery had seen Kim’s wife shot and wounded just a month earlier. And the dead robber had been convicted for trying to kidnap a young girl – a crime for which he received a “horribly severe” punishment of eight months in jail. Kim’s community is better off with the scumbag dead, no doubt.
But today, even cops (well, sometimes) are convicted of unjustified killing when they gun down someone in the back, fleeing. I think that the jury had a pretty open and shut case.
This happens much too often. People do not understand just what self-defense means, and when there is a moral justification for using deadly force. Why is this? Continue reading