In Goochland County, Virginia a New Zealander is in the county jail's hospital ward after learning the hard way what armed Americans actually do to criminals. An unidentified woman shot one Troy Skinner of Auckland twice in the throat with a .22 pistol after Skinner attempted to break in and kidnap her daughter. He made it as far as neighbor's yard before collapsing.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that Skinner met the woman's daughter online through an app called 'Discord'. This is an online video gaming app that allows users to communicate via a Smart-phone or PC. The daughter, who is a legal minor, cut off communications with Skinner about four months ago. Skinner then tried using various tech-based stratagems to circumvent the woman's block. Authorities say that he unexpectedly flew from Auckland to track down the young female, showing up at her house last Friday afternoon with a knife, pepper spray, and duct tape. He threw a brick through a glass door and tried to enter in spite of the mother warning him that she was armed.
That's when the fireworks started. Skinner, a 6-1 280-lb. 'gentle giant' according to associates back home, found out the meaning of the old saying, "God made man, but Winchester made them equal."
This is why we have a 2nd Amendment. According to the US Library of Congress' Law Reference: "There is no right to own or possess firearms in New Zealand, even for purposes of self-defense." Virginia's Constitution in contrast says that gun ownership is "the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state; and the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." In his country, Skinner could break into homes, rape and abduct women, and not need fear any immediate consequences.
Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew said that the shooting was justified and that Skinner will likely recover to stand trial. Because Skinner came from abroad and the woman in question is legally a minor, the case has been turned over to the FBI.
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