The media has been weeping bitter tears for Temia Hairston and Michael Grace Sr., the parents of Michael Grace Jr., who took one in the head during an attempted armed robbery in Charlotte:
The parents are angry that their son was shot and killed by an employee. …
“Why in the hell did this guy have a gun?” questioned Hairston about the employee who shot her son.
The answer is obvious: to protect himself and other law-abiding citizens from people like her son and his two accomplices.
Even though their son was in the process of committing a crime, the family thinks his death was undeserved and unjustified. …
Hairston said she thinks the employee who shot her son needs to be in jail…
Actually, the death does appear to be justified:
Police have not charged the person who shot Grace or released his identity.
North Carolina law allows a person to use deadly force in self-defense or defense of another. A person is “justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat in any place” if that force is used to prevent death or bodily harm to himself or another.
Bob Owens is less sympathetic than mainstream media reports of Junior’s demise:
The honest truth, Temia Hairston, is that every human being is born with the natural human right to arm themselves for the defense of their lives from both rogue governments and violent criminals. Your dead thug of a son was one of three vile human predators who obtained deadly weapons and put the lives of innocent people at risk—and likely would have ended their lives without a second thought—over the petty contents of a restaurant cash drawer. …
This Pizza Hut employee had the right to defend his life and the lives of others against the violent actions of your predator son.
Your son chose to be a violent criminal, and earned the bullet that ended his life.
Given that the employee had no way of knowing he would not be killed, it’s hard not to agree.
On tips from Torcer and Lyle.