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Mission man uses AK-47 to defend house during home invasion [TX]
valleycentral.com ^ | 11 Jan 2011 | Action 4 News Staff

Posted on 01/14/2011 7:29:27 PM PST by smokingfrog

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a home invasion just outside Mission where one suspect was shot in the chest.

It all began with a report of a home invasion at 3405 Farmosa around 9:00 p.m. Monday.

The homeowner claimed a group of armed men burst into his home yelling "police" in Spanish.

The homeowner told deputies he used his AK-47 to shoot at the suspects.

He reported hitting one in the chest.

The suspects reportedly ran, and a witness followed.

Deputies were led to a mobile home near 6 Mile Line and Moore Field Drive.

There they found a suspect hiding under the mobile home

The area was reportedly searched.

The sheriff's office said deputies discovered items that may have been used during the alleged home invasion.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; homeinvasion
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1 posted on 01/14/2011 7:29:30 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Use’em if you got’em


2 posted on 01/14/2011 7:30:35 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: smokingfrog

If it’s not belt-fed, you’re not serious.


3 posted on 01/14/2011 7:36:59 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Flag_This

Yeah, but belt-fed is so hard to handle in the house. I still prefer a shotgun if I am under a roof.


4 posted on 01/14/2011 7:40:02 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: smokingfrog

You have to have them to use them and the Rats every chance are working to strip honest Americans of the right to bear arms.


5 posted on 01/14/2011 7:41:16 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: smokingfrog
The homeowner claimed a group of armed men burst into his home yelling "police" in Spanish.

Glad to see yelling 'Police' doesn't keep anybody from getting killed doing something which resembles a no-knock raid any more. Police officials should take note here, the guy was entirely within his rights and it would not have made any difference at all if the perps actually had been cops on a no-knock raid.

By the way, anybody who made it to a hospital alive is not the same person who got shot in the chest with an AK at close range, the real perp in this one is lying dead somewhere not too far away from the scene.

6 posted on 01/14/2011 7:41:42 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: wendy1946

Hmmm.... My AK is in the gun safe.

But my pistol grip 870 is within easy reach at night. In the midst of darkness, shouting and confusion, I think the 18” shotgun will answer more decisively. A center of mass hit with an AK is more fortunate than likely, IMO.


7 posted on 01/14/2011 7:48:28 PM PST by elcid1970 ("There are just two kinds of people. Liberals and Americans.")
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To: smokingfrog

It’s coming, more and more every day. The road crew out of Ft. Hancock, etc....etc. This danger is traveling north on a dark horse.


8 posted on 01/14/2011 7:49:49 PM PST by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: wendy1946

... unless the perp was wearing body armor.


9 posted on 01/14/2011 7:51:20 PM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: Blue Jays
Wonder if it is truly an AK-47 rifle or a "journalist AK-47" rifle?



10 posted on 01/14/2011 8:34:53 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: smokingfrog

AK-47?

Hmmm, doubt it, even in Texas.

AKM-47 most likely.

Genuine AK-47’s are RARE and expensive.
Difference in cost is about 18,000.00
Oh, and the AK-47 is full-auto capable, the AKM is not.


11 posted on 01/14/2011 8:50:31 PM PST by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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To: elcid1970

I have a Sega semi, clip fed shotgun.

More lead down range.


12 posted on 01/14/2011 8:57:23 PM PST by Puckster
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To: Puckster
"...clip fed shotgun..."

Are you a "journalist"?

13 posted on 01/15/2011 12:21:27 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA

Yes there are clip fed shotguns


14 posted on 01/15/2011 1:40:27 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: riverrunner
"Yes there are clip fed shotguns"

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"clip" -- or "magazine"?

Photo, please...

~~~~~~~~~

Or -- are you a "journalist", too...?

15 posted on 01/15/2011 1:48:57 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: wendy1946

And that AK would have punched right through a typical police vest.


16 posted on 01/15/2011 2:11:29 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Puckster

Is this yours?

17 posted on 01/15/2011 2:52:44 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: TXnMA
The term clips and magazines have been interchangeable for decades.

Only persons who think they know better make a fuss about any more.

You need to get a life.

Yes I know the different between the stripper clips for my 03 Springfield and the magazines for my clock ect

18 posted on 01/15/2011 4:07:46 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: volunbeer

Powder..patch..ball FIRE!

12ga pump - 8 round tube alternating 3” #000 shot and slug.

And I practice....


19 posted on 01/15/2011 4:15:37 AM PST by BallandPowder
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To: BallandPowder

I did living history during the American Bicentennial.

The Brown Bess musket is nominal 12 gauge (.73 cal). I used to load mine with AA wads & BBs. Also, “buck & ball” was a tactical load during the RevWar.

At close range, there’s nothing like a shotgun.


20 posted on 01/15/2011 4:33:59 AM PST by elcid1970
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To: smokingfrog

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you. (maybe use a shotgun next time?)


21 posted on 01/15/2011 4:51:50 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: elcid1970

My AK is handy by the bedside, but my primary “things that go bump in the night” gun at this point is a Ruger PC9 with ghost ring sights, a Tac Star pressure switch light and a 32 round magazine loaded with Buffalo Bore 115 grain +P+’s.
A Remington 11-87 police in in my immediate plans.


22 posted on 01/15/2011 6:23:51 AM PST by Nathaniel (- A Man Without A Cross -)
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To: hal ogen

“WOLVERINES!”


23 posted on 01/15/2011 6:26:38 AM PST by Nathaniel (- A Man Without A Cross -)
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To: smokingfrog
There was an attempted home invasion a few blocks from my house over in Briargrove on Thursday night about 8pm. 4 black guys attacked a man when he got out of his car. Don't know what scared them off.

Put up your SECURITY DOG signs ya’ll, doesn't matter if you have a dog or not. The sign speaks volumes and the creeps will go somewhere else.

24 posted on 01/15/2011 6:34:36 AM PST by Ditter
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To: riverrunner
"The term clips and magazines have been interchangeable for decades."

In the left-wing gun-grabber world, yeah, pretty much. Other interchangeable terms would be "bullet" and "round", and "the it can't fire thingy" and "safety".

Murdered and killed have the same end result. Someone is dead. But the terms definitely are not interchangeable. It isn't elitism, or merely semantics. Words have meaning, and it's important (I think) to use the ones that most accurately convey our intended meaning, even if a less accurate (or inaccurate) term somehow conveys the intended message. It separates us from those who would term my black .22 rifle as a deadly evil nasty illegal fully-automatic assault rifle.

Ok, getting off my soapbox. :)

25 posted on 01/15/2011 6:47:13 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Ditter

Will this do?

26 posted on 01/15/2011 6:58:20 AM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae; riverrunner
Murdered and killed have the same end result. Someone is dead. But the terms definitely are not interchangeable. It isn't elitism, or merely semantics. Words have meaning,...

This misunderstanding goes back a long way. There was a mistranslation of the original Hebrew of the Sixth Commandment which gave us the erroneous "Thou shalt not kill". This has been used by misguided moralists and naive pacifists for centuries to muddle the concepts of justice and resistance to tyranny.

The correct rendering is "Thou shalt not murder", and as you noted, the meaning and relevant applications of the terms are completely different.

27 posted on 01/15/2011 7:02:30 AM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: tarheelswamprat

Where is the so called “Freedom Warrior” poster now?

This is a perfect example of how criminals are adapating to make homeoners think no knocks are occuring.


28 posted on 01/15/2011 7:06:25 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: FreedomPoster

Vests come in different configurations, most of them just stop pistol bullets.


29 posted on 01/15/2011 8:38:09 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: Loyal Sedition
Compared to the AK-47, the AKM features detail improvements and enhancements that optimized the rifle for mass production; some parts and assemblies were conceived using simplified manufacturing methods. Notably, the AK-47's milled steel receiver was replaced by a U-shaped steel stamping. As a result of these modifications, the AKM’s weight was reduced by approx. 1 kg (2.2 lb), the accuracy during automatic fire was increased and several reliability issues were addressed. The AK-47's chrome-lined barrel was retained, a common feature of Soviet weapons which resists corrosion that would otherwise result from the corrosive-primed ammunition and sporadic cleaning practices.
30 posted on 01/15/2011 9:26:57 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Ditter

The best sign I have ever seen said , “If you are going to trespass, call the CORONER first and identify yourself!” Then in bold red numbers was the local coroners #.


31 posted on 01/15/2011 11:13:44 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: B4Ranch

That is a good one! :D


32 posted on 01/15/2011 11:57:28 AM PST by Ditter
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To: riverrunner; Puckster
Read this http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657489/posts?page=5#5 and weep...

"Sega" shotguns must be used in some sort of video game. '-)

"Saiga" shotguns use "Box Magazines" (and the occasional "Drum Magazine"). Not a "clip" in the whole bunch...

33 posted on 01/15/2011 1:31:49 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: riverrunner
...magazines for my clock...

You've even got a clock that takes magazines?

Dang! Where can I get one of those?

34 posted on 01/19/2011 3:16:58 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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