December 17, 2018

Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (121718)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Man Brutally Attacked, Robbed, Then Saved By Armed Wife

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,MSM Biz/Other Bias,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

(Headline is from This is a positive self-defense story. This Indianapolis media report kept the self-defense element out of the story’s headline and sowed doubt about it where there really is none in its content:

Homeowner pistol whipped, shot by masked men on his own doorstep

Police say a man was shot by two men who tried to rob him as he entered his north side home.

Investigators say the man was going into his house on Graceland Avenue, near W. 38th Street and N. Capitol Avenue, when two men in masks tried to rob him. The man’s wife heard the commotion and opened the door. The men reportedly pushed her down and pistol whipped her husband, then shot him in the leg.

Police believe the wife may have also fired a gun during the incident.

The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction. Police don’t know if they were hit when the female homeowner fired the gun.

Two children were inside the home at the time, but police don’t think they witnessed the altercation and were not injured. …

The wife went from “may have … fired a gun” to a “female homeowner (who) fired the gun” in one paragraph.

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