That is until I heard that the State of Colorado is pursuing criminal charges against an 82 year old man who, while attempting to protect his life and property, shot an illegal immigrant:
Eighty-two-year-old Robert Wallace from Wheat Ridge, Colorado, may be spending the rest of his life in jail after defending his home. In February, Wallace says that he witnessed two thieves hooking his flatbed trailer to their pickup truck. The suspects ignored demands to stop and sped off with the trailer; Wallace says that he fired two shots toward the truck as they were leaving.
Just minutes later, Damacio Torres, 32, arrived at the ER at a local hospital to get Alvaro Cardona, 28, medical attention. The latter had been struck in the face by a bullet.
Later, Torres admitted to police that they stole the trailer from Wallace's home.
According to Wallace, the suspects threatened him during the incident, and he says, "They almost ran me over."
Despite the confession of the crime, and despite both Torres and Cardona living in the United States illegally with arrest records, neither suspect so far has been charged with any wrongdoing. Ironically, Wallace is being charged with 12 felony counts, four of those on the count of attempted first-degree murder. While currently free on bond, Wallace's court date is scheduled for September; at age 82, he may well spend the rest of his life in prison.
Hat tip to the Patriot Post