This is what my old home town has turned into, an abscessed rathole of drug-crazed killers. Cleveland man who killed robbery suspect faces a gun charge | cleveland.com "CLEVELAND, OHIO -- A 23-year-old man who fatally shot a robbery suspect faces a gun charge, but is not charged in the homicide. Ricardo Rice, of Orville Avenue, is due in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Tuesday. He is charged with having a gun after a felony conviction and is free on a $5,000 bond." "According to police, Null robbed 28-year-old Sean Haynes on the street, then held the gun to Haynes' back and walked with him to Rice's home. Rice saw what was happening, grabbed a handgun, opened the door and pulled Haynes inside. Rice then fired twice at Null as he closed the door." Okay, so our shooter Rice shouldn't have been packing illegally (which most drug dealers do to keep from being ripped off) and he shouldn't have been dealing drugs in the first place, but.... Mr. Rice saved one man's life, and put an armed robber down. And how about that corpse's name, Mr. Null? Even his momma - sorry, grandmother - didn't show any sympathy for him: "He was smart and could have done anything, but he chose this," she said. 19-year-old Cleveland man shot dead while committing robbery | cleveland.com I don't know what to think about this. Rice was apparently minding his own business when this went down. Who knows, maybe Null wanted to get into Rice's home because he expected to find drugs or cash there. But if you think the 2nd and 4th Amendments don't apply only to the cleanest and purest among us, then even a criminal-citizen has the right to defend his life and his home. Sure, go ahead with the glib "let them all kill each other" nonsense comments, but in my mind this is a real and growing problem, as more and more citizens are denied basic freedoms and have to choose between breaking the law or standing up for themselves.