Skip to comments.TX:Family uses firearm to stop attempted home invasion
Posted on 01/23/2013 6:57:43 AM PST by marktwain
SAN ANTONIO - A scary situation for a family on the Northeast Side.
Just before 10 am Sunday morning Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies say someone tried to kick-in the front door at a home on Sunlit Trail. We're told the mom called 911 and the son fired one shot through the door.
The suspect then took off after firing his gun.
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Further, they need to make a commercial about WHERE, WHY and WHO are mostly murdered, that being urban black and Hispanic gang violence.
Home defense -- Great for adults and kids!!! (Yes my kids got guns)
From public enemy #1 (obozo) on down, every anti-2nd Amendment politician needs to feel first hand the fear of being defenseless in the face of criminal human debris.
If only we could go back in time and put them on flight 93 to experience what government disarmament of citizens caused maybe they would appreciate the ability to defend oneself from criminals, mudslimes, JBTs at every government level.
Had the passengers on flight 93 not be disarmed by their own government and rendered almost helpless, a better outcome might have occurred on 9/11.
1. Assume shooting position providing you with maximum cover and support. Preferably with light behind you.
2. Allow assailant to kick door open and take one step inside.
3. Aim for center of mass and fire weapon repeatedly.
4. After assailant is down, remain in covered position until police arrive.
5. Should assailant get up or in any means become threatening, repeat step 3 as required.
(For future reference in Texas - always make the assailant break something to enter and take one full step inside.)
Texas law says a person is justified in using deadly force if they reasonably believe that this is necessary and the only way to prevent a serious crime such as burglary or theft or to prevent someone from fleeing with stolen property from your home or property. Texas law (http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/pe.toc.htm) goes even further by adding the justifiable use of deadly force to protect someone else's property if a person "reasonably believes the unlawful interference constitutes attempted or consummated theft of or criminal mischief to the tangible, movable property." Remember Joe Horn in Pasadena? They were only in his yard.
Seconds after the police, who are there “to protect and serve,” were notified of a potential mass murder, the dirtbag was able to get off a shot, in the total absence of any responding state force.
For the moron Ed Schultz: Another mass murder prevented by a civilian with a gun.
For the State force: Way to go, once again. When seconds count, you’re minutes away, at the very best.
There have been numerous incidents where a homeowner complied with your requirements, yet was still raked over the coals, sometimes even charged. They all had happy endings, but still at lots of emotional and financial expense.
We had a fellow shoot a teenager that was in his house in the early hours of the morning, obviously after the guy's teenage daughter. The family of the “poor innocent teenager” spun some nonsensical yarn about him going out for a walk at 3 in the morning and innocently walking into the wrong house, etc.
The homeowner was finally cleared, but why was he put through all this carp? Somebody had left a sliding door on the patio unlocked and the would be assailant didn't break anything to enter.
Yes there is the written letter of the law - but here is what is unwritten: make them break something (anything) to get into your house - string will do. After having broken something, make them take one step inside. Fire at will, you are now completely in the clear.
If you believe that process would be different, if only the assailant was allowed to first break down the door and step inside, I believe you are mistaken.
I am ONLY speaking about Texas. And I would encourage you to try to find even ONE instance where it didn’t happen exactly as I said.
The nearest to that rule being broken is when the person breaking in is an ex boyfriend or husband. But even there, and we probably have four or five shootings a decade like that in San Antonio alone, in every instance the shooter has gone completely free. The only ones where it has gotten messy was when the woman didn’t change locks and the ex used a key to get in. Then questions arise.
If someone is outside my door and I fear for the safety of my family and myself, I will take my chances in the legal system, than wait until the risk is greater and the threat more imminent. I can afford a miss/jamb/etc while the threat is still outside. Not so much after he knew I was there and still broke down the door.
Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
All true statements. But I can also tell you the story of a friend of mine who shot and killed a guy in one of the out buildings on his farm. He had to go through a grand jury (eventually no-billed) and all the other associated BS. And as the local sheriff told him, “if you’d killed him in your house instead of an out building, we wouldn’t even be talking.”
And as far as “Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6” - that was the rule under which I carried before we got CCWP.
In North Carolina you can fire if someone is attempting to break into your home or vehicle while you are there and you believe they intend you harm.
I like how the enemedia gives 20-30 words about these incidents, yet floods their reports with a dozen paragraphs about criminals illegally using firearms.
When I was a child in Ohio, Dad held an attempted burglar outside with his rifle until the local police came to pick him up.
The small town police chief told him that if he ever needed to shoot someone in that situation to drag him in the house and back out. I wouldn’t give that advise today...
In Texas you can use deadly force to protect property.
I don't mean to suggest you won't be taken in by the police immediately after it happens, but it can be legally justified, but not in all circumstances.
“In North Carolina you can fire if someone is attempting to break into your home or vehicle while you are there and you believe they intend you harm.”
You guys have too many elected Democrats. In Texas, not only can you blast someone for looking into your car window (on your property), they can’t even sue you for it.
We don’t mess around with our laws.