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Monday, February 17, 2014

The gun kook’s idea of 'self defense’ in a nutshell

Muzzle flash from man firing handgun
Arizona Republic: A man suspected of fatally shooting another man at a Walmart on Sunday is saying it was a matter of self-defense, according to police.

At 4 p.m., authorities were called to the store, where they found Kyle Wayne Quadlin, 25, and Kriston Charles Belinte Chee, 36, Chandler Police spokesman Joe Favazzo said.

Quadlin and Belinte Chee had gotten into an argument that turned into a physical altercation at the store’s service counter, according to Favazzo.

Quadlin is believed to have pulled out a gun and shot Belinte Chee after Quadlin said he was losing the fight and was “in fear for his life,” Favazzo said. Quadlin then fled the store.

Police said the man who was shot died from his injuries.
So here’s what happened: a jerk picks a fight because he’s a big man with a pocket full of courage, discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew, and uses said pocket full of courage because he started something he couldn’t otherwise finish. Quadlin is just a punk who was gettin his ass kicked — not a fine, upstanding Second Amendment Hero saving America from thugs.

And while Stand Your Ground doesn’t factor into this case, it does demonstrate exactly what’s wrong with it. SYG doesn’t require you to retreat — that’s how it got the name — which often translates to ‘sexually insecure male has to prove he’s not a pussy by not running away.” Sometimes, sticking around is escalating the situation and walking away is the wiser course.

Wait, did I say “sometimes”? I meant all times. Discretion is the better part of valor. Always. The guy who needs a gun to finish what he started is not a hero and it’s not self-defense. It’s being a common criminal and it’s murder.

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