Common Sense Prevails

A little while ago, I mentioned a case here in New Hampshire where a guy broke into a house, only to be shot dead by the owner. This morning, another story gave the complete story:

Bryan Gaedtke, 21, naked, drunk, and carrying a tube of mechanical lubricant, (I don’t know why, and I don’t wanna know why) went past a truck with a bumper sticker saying “Gun Control Means Using Both Hands” and broke into the house through a second-floor bedroom window. The owner confronted him with a gun and ordered him to back away from him, his wife, and his two children. Gaedtke didn’t listen, so got shot once in the chest and was killed.

Fortunately for the homeowner, Geoffrey Hamann, he lives in Rocheter, NH, which is about 30 miles north of The Line Of Insanity (also known as the Massachusetts border). The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office has officially declared it a “justified” shooting.

I suspect Mr. Hamann just wants to put this whole thing behind him and go on with his life. I respect that, but I’d still like to give him a medal.

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