(Jacob Sullum) When a stranger forced his way into her apartment, tackled her, punched her repeatedly, and tried to cover her mouth with a cloth, Krissy Noble says, she did what she thought was necessary to protect herself and her unborn baby. She grabbed a handgun from the coffee table and shot the man three times, then ran to a neighbor’s apartment and asked her to call the police.
Although local prosecutors agreed that the shooting was justified, Noble faces charges that could put her behind bars for years, thanks to a marijuana conviction that made it illegal for her to possess firearms. Her case shows how drug prohibition and indiscriminate gun laws conspire to deprive people of the constitutional right to armed self-defense.
Rayn: Indeed! Though it’s not very obvious from the video, these rescue workers are actually firemen from the Slovak Republic. The first clue is that one is wearing pants with reflectors across the bottom. Then, in a few shots, you can even see the word “Hasiči” written large, across the back of their shirts, and also in the front, top, left-corner pocket area. 🙂 One google search of the word quickly solved the mystery, for me.
Rayn: Mother states, “my son shouldn’t have to die to be heard. There’s something wrong with the adults in authority positions when kids can’t go to them for help.” Ironically, she wasn’t listening, either, when he was begging and begging to be transferred out of that school…