Does the protection of someone’s property, life and liberty matter anymore? It seems not.
I’m a little surprised to discover this story comes from Montana but apparently gun control radicalism can sprout from any soil.
In his home Markus Kaarma, 30 year old father of one, heard sounds of someone burglarizing his residence. With his baby to protect Kaarma took out his shotgun and went to investigate.
There he found 17 year old German exchange student Diren Dede going through his garage. Fearing for his life and that of his infant child from an unknown intruder in the night who may have been armed Kaarma shot and killed Dede.
Sounds pretty cut and dry to me. I mean, perhaps Dede forgot that he wasn’t in Germany and that Americans are armed and tend to take a less than hospitable view to burglars in the night.
And that’s what Dede was. He was a criminal, who broke into a man’s house at night in order to rob him. Should it matter he was only 17? Should it matter that he was unarmed? Should it matter that he was a German exchange student? The answer to these questions is no.
17 year olds have been killing people just as much as 18 year olds. Kaarma shouldn’t have to wait til after he is shot in order to protect himself, so inviting Dede in for tea and asking him his intentions and whether he is armed is a ludicrous notion.
And just because he was German doesn’t mean he didn’t know that stealing was wrong. Dede just misunderstood that doing so to an American runs a higher risk of being shot.
To me, I see no case here against Kaarma. Yet, leave it to some radical anti gun prosecutor to push the issue. The trial against Kaarma for the April 27th incident is currently underway.
The rationale for the prosecution rests on painting Kaarma as a paranoid gun owner who was on edge and acting erratically. Yet here’s the rub, the Missoula area that Kaarma resides in was under a string of burglaries of homes, including his own previously.
Let that sink in. The prosecution is arguing that Kaarma was paranoid even though he was RIGHT. Little surprise that after April 27th burglaries in the area ceased.
Kaarma’s defense is using Montana’s stand your ground law to justify the shooting.