View Poll Results: Would you contribute funds to defend the "old coot"?

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Thread: Defending the "old coot"???

  1. #1
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    I could not create a "poll" under the existing thread, so I had to make a new one...
    I am just curious, how many people would or would not donate to a legal defense fund. A defense fund has not been created that I know of, AND hopefully he will NOT need one!!! In my mind he fulfilled one of the responsibilities of a good neighbor...

    Elderly man shoots, kills suspected burglar

    Web Posted: 10/02/2007 12:40 AM CDT

    Karen Grace
    KENS 5 Eyewitness News

    An elderly man in La Vernia caught two burglars in the act, but they were no match for his trigger finger and his shotgun. One of the men is dead, and the other is behind bars.

    "He's an old timer up there in the county and an old hunter," Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt Jr. said.

    And 83-year-old Raymond Bunte wasn't afraid to defend someone else's home.

    "He didn't take any mess, I mean he meant business," Tackitt said.

    Bunte heard suspicious noises next door on a rural road in La Vernia at about 2 p.m. Friday. He stumbled across a kicked in door and two thieves helping themselves to Dolores Hendershot's valuables. He blocked their exit and ordered the men out and on the ground. But 23-year-old Dustin Houston didn't get very far when he tried to flee.

    "One of them for sure is never going to do another burglary," Tackitt said.

    That's because Houston was shot dead through the windshield. Deputies say 24-year-old Steven Christopher Muniz then took off running. Texas Rangers tracked him down in San Antonio.

    "If it's a matter of your life or someone else's life? You do what you have to do to protect yourself," Tackitt said.

    It will be up to a grand jury to decide whether or not Bunte's actions were justified or if he will face charges.

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    PROUD American wrote:
    SNIP In my mind he fulfilled one of the responsibilities of a good neighbor...
    I'm holding out for the rest of the story.

    The media rarely tells us everything we need to know in order to make an accurate assessment.

    There is a self-reported relative of the deceased posting on the other thread that he will try to get documents that would tend to raise a whole lot of questions.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    According to Texas law, he was in the right, legally.

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    spurrit wrote:
    According to Texas law, he was in the right, legally.

    I agree with spurrit

    And since this is true, he should need no defence fund.

    If he did needsuch a fund and if everything is as has been reported, then I would contribute to such a fund.


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