Massachusetts Man Shoots Bear In Own Backyard … Faces Jail For Defending His Life

Posted: April 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Man Faces Charges After Defending Himself from a Bear in His Own Yard

 

 

 

 

” Richard Ahlstrand, of Auburn, Massachusetts, faces criminal charges after encountering a bear in his back yard and shooting the damned thing to avoid being mauled or eaten. Specifically, as noted at Reason 24/7, he’s charged with “illegally killing a bear, illegally baiting a bear, illegal possession of a firearm and failure to secure a firearm.” All of these charges, once translated from Massachusetts to American, seem to stack up to outrage that Ahlstrand didn’t make his yard completely inhospitable to animals that are rarely seen in the area, and then investigated a suspicious noise with a weapon in hand rather than cower under the bed. Worst of all, he actually defended himself when he encountered danger.

In both the Telegram and CBS articles, “authorities” are quoted as saying they don’t think…

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