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Armed Beauty Queen Fatally Shoots Intruder in Florida Home Invasion - FoxNews.com

When a burly ex-convict forced his way into a posh Florida home last week, he had no idea what awaited him -- a 25-year-old beauty queen with a pink .38-caliber handgun.
Meghan Brown, a former Florida pageant queen, shot and killed 42-year-old Albert Franklin Hill during a home invasion March 12 at the 2,732-square-foot house she shares with her fiance in Tierra Verde, Fla.
Hill had a criminal record stretching back nearly three decades -- including arrests for burglary, battery, drug possession and grand theft. He reportedly served a 13-year prison term in 1987 and was released in September after serving a fourth term behind bars.

It's why they are called equalizers.


Don't you just love justice when served swiftly? Her pink pistol was a Christmas present her boyfriend gave her for Christmas. Love presents that keep giving.

The demented political rulers of our dear Dominion, like yours in the Mother Country, would no doubt clap the hapless Southern Belle in irons for having the sheer effrontery to actually defend herself in her own home.

(Reminds me of a quip by an acquaintance in the Metropolitan Toronto Police some years ago when the leftie-leaning members of the police commission were considering tightening up the "rules of engagement" for the use of firearms. Asked whether this would make him more reluctant to draw his weapon in a tricky spot, he told me that he and most other constables still figured: "Better judged by 12 than carried by six."


"Better judged by 12 than carried by six."
That's because the Police get a pass as to what is a life and death matter.

Ordinary Canucks defending themselves are guilty until A. They Prove themselves innocent and B. "proportionate force" - AS VIEWED BY PEOPLE AFTER THE FACT IN THE LIGHT OF DAY, was not exceeded.C. There was absolutely no chance of not engaging.

So if I a large man, shoot someone in my house at 3AM the dark, and it later turns out she was "only" carrying a screwdriver and hey she was only 5' tall and 100lbs. That's disproportionate and I'm going to jail. I could have retreated after all, I could have overpowered her without resorting to firearms.

Canadian law is insane on the topic.

The law in most places is insane on the topic; this side of the pond we aren't allowed to own firearms in case we should have the effrontery to inconvenience a criminal in some way (although, interestingly, our lord and masters propose shipping guns to the rebels in Libya).

I think it was the pink firearm that did it, though. The crim probably died of embarrassment.

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