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‘Your Home Is Your Castle’: Alabama Gun Owner Drops Home Intruder With One Deadly Shot
http://www.theblaze.com/ ^ | 03/13/2013 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 03/14/2013 4:55:41 AM PDT by BO Stinkss

An Alabama homeowner shot and killed a suspected burglar while defending his property on Tuesday night. It is merely the latest instance of a gun owner using a firearm to combat a criminal, which TheBlaze has reported on extensively.

The gun owner dropped the home intruder with just one shot from his shotgun, according to police. Investigators do not expect any charges to be filed against the homeowner as it appears to be a clear-cut case of self-defense.

Police responded to a call about a gunshot victim in Albertville, Ala. just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. Assistant Police Chief Jamie Smith told WHNT-TV that the homeowner made the 911 call to report the shooting.

“We are in the early stages of the investigation, but right now we’re treating it as a burglary and the homeowner defending his property,” Smith said, adding that “Your home is your castle, you can only retreat so far as your home.”

He continued: “I’m sure at the time he felt he was in danger so he took what action he thought he needed to take at the time to protect himself… You can back away from anything but home is as far backwards as you can go. At what point do you leave your house to let them have it?”

“If that’s even a question,” Smith added, “and in my mind, it wouldn’t be.”

The assistant police chief went on to say he is a “supporter of the Second Amendment” and defended residents’ right to “do what you’ve got to do and…use what tools are necessary.”

Due to protocol, the case will still be presented to the Grand Jury but police don’t expect and indictment.

“Police have not released the intruder’s identity as they are working to locate and inform his family, but Smith said police are familiar with the burglar from previous investigations,” WHNT-TV reports.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
I recently took a CCW class at the Calhoun county (Al.) sheriff's department. Like most Sheriffs in Alabama, he also has the opinion that your home is your castle. He made it very clear that he "is a supporter of the 2nd amendment as it is written". I was very impressed with him and his deputies.
1 posted on 03/14/2013 4:55:41 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss
The gun owner dropped the home intruder with just one shot from his shotgun

VP Biden could not be reached for comment

2 posted on 03/14/2013 4:58:12 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BO Stinkss

ANyone walking into this Alabama home will be in for a lot of Nasty surprises. If the Boxer doesn’t tear the intruder to shreds and if ‘Momma’ ain’t dropped him with one of several choices — then he will still have to come through Moi, and I can assure you that ain’t never happening.


3 posted on 03/14/2013 4:58:53 AM PDT by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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To: BO Stinkss

Who the hell breaks into a home in Alabama during prime time (9:00) expecting to meet unarmed, compliant victims? I guess it’s true that there is no entrance exam to a life of crime.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 5:08:51 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Vaquero

Police have not released the intruder’s identity as they are working to locate and inform his family”

I’m sure the family will go on tv in tears saying he was turning his lfe around and why did the home owner have to shoot him.


5 posted on 03/14/2013 5:09:18 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Vaquero

Don’t bring a crow bar or screw driver to a gun fight.


6 posted on 03/14/2013 5:10:42 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Vaquero
VP Biden could not be reached for comment

I'm sure the homeowner went out on the balcony and shot up in the air twice, as instructed. The intruder was probably floating up over the balcony and it was a freak accident. /s

7 posted on 03/14/2013 5:11:27 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: BO Stinkss
Now that's a happy, if somewhat messy, ending. One shot, one kill. No risk to the family. No relying on others to take care of you or protect you. No expensive trial, no coddling and providing three squares a day for years.

What is really nice is to hear the police say things like:

I’m sure at the time he felt he was in danger so he took what action he thought he needed to take at the time to protect himself...

Which sounds like there won't be any problems for the homeowner - other than cleaning up.

8 posted on 03/14/2013 5:24:08 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: BO Stinkss

In the heat of the moment, the homeowner must have forgotten bidens clear definite instruction to fire into the air...twice. Oh well!


9 posted on 03/14/2013 5:27:24 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: Vaquero
VP Biden could not be reached for comment

When finally reached, he said the case is proof that people don't need anything more than a single shot shotgun. /sarc

10 posted on 03/14/2013 5:29:44 AM PDT by fso301
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To: BO Stinkss

Good.
Most cops agree with us. It’s the corrupt town administrations that desperately want to seize legal guns from non-violent citizens so that the criminals (downtrodden underclass victims oppressed etc) can waltz right in and take what is ‘rightfully’ theirs.


11 posted on 03/14/2013 5:31:18 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: cyn

Oh he fired into he air alright, he just fired horizontally not vertically...................just using a little liberal word parsing.


12 posted on 03/14/2013 5:35:20 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: V_TWIN
“I’m sure the family will go on tv in tears saying he was turning his life around and why did the home owner have to shoot him.”

Albertville has a large community of migrant farm workers(read-illeagle aliens). I suspect this is why they are still “working to locate and inform his family”.

13 posted on 03/14/2013 5:39:37 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: V_TWIN

Haha, that’ll work!


14 posted on 03/14/2013 5:39:43 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: ThunderSleeps

That will be a job for Serve-Pro.


15 posted on 03/14/2013 5:41:50 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: BO Stinkss

12 Gauge - it’s the “other” Double Tap


16 posted on 03/14/2013 5:43:13 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: BO Stinkss
Precog.

Future crime prevention...

17 posted on 03/14/2013 5:53:03 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: commish

I have an 85 lb. Lab/Pit cross and a 109 lb. Great Dane as my first defenders. After meeting those two the subhuman has me with a Beretta Model 96 with hollow points. Home invasions here in semi-rural East Tennessee can be bad for the invaders’ health.


18 posted on 03/14/2013 5:53:05 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yup,”Like it never ever happened”!


19 posted on 03/14/2013 6:03:57 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: libstripper

>> I have an 85 lb. Lab/Pit

Gotta make the best of that one Frisbee throw.


20 posted on 03/14/2013 6:13:33 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Feckless

I’m curious to know what ammo the guy used.


21 posted on 03/14/2013 6:14:30 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BO Stinkss
Due to protocol, the case will still be presented to the Grand Jury but police don’t expect and indictment.

And when the homeowner gets a no-billed, the matter is finished.

22 posted on 03/14/2013 6:16:29 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: BO Stinkss
‘Your Home Is Your Castle’: Alabama Gun Owner Drops Home Intruder With One Deadly Shot

Where'd he get the ammo? I thought TSA had all the bullets. /sarc

23 posted on 03/14/2013 6:32:00 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Cyber Liberty
Thanks for the laugh. Just picture walking in "Yes sir, what do you... what the %$!@* happened here?!" (looking at gore, fingerprint dust, crime scene tape, etc.) ... "Uh, it's ok, had an intruder the other night..." Something for that crew to talk about back at the office...

I know, not nice, not "pc" to laugh at the thought of the demise of another human being. But a little dark humor once in a while...

24 posted on 03/14/2013 6:49:27 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: libstripper

My 90 lb lab is my alarm system. Her job is to let me know, distract whoever is coming in, and buy me the few seconds I need to pick up whatever firearm is handy. That could be any combination of 9mm or .45 with hollow points, a 12 ga with #1 buck, or the AR with my “party mix” mag of FMJ, frangible hollow points, and green tip penatrator rounds (go through everything but plate body armor)...


25 posted on 03/14/2013 6:54:11 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Vaquero

I just love a story with a happy ending!


26 posted on 03/14/2013 7:01:13 AM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-6-12 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: BO Stinkss
One shot from a shotgun will usually do it!

(Just wait until liberals find out about "assault buckshot weapons."


27 posted on 03/14/2013 7:02:18 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: muir_redwoods

We live in a nice country club neighborhood. Last week the house 3 doors down from us was burglarized during the daytime while the neighbors were at work. Sunday night at 10:45 pm the perps came back, kicked in the front door, went up the stairs and tried to get in the master bedroom while the neighbors were in there in bed watching tv.
I told them....good thing they didn’t choose our house, they would have met several bullets.
It doesn’t seem to matter where you live here anymore, no place is ‘safe’.


28 posted on 03/14/2013 9:01:50 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Vaquero

Sniff. A happy ending! I love them!


29 posted on 03/14/2013 9:46:14 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: libstripper
The most important thing to remember in a home invasion is to have planned for it. Think about the many different ways it could happen.

1. What do I do if it is more than one person.

2. Where are other members of my family and how do I protect them under different scenarios.

3. Should I try and escape my home with my family or stand and fight. Is escaping or fighting the safest course of action. Relative to fighting one must remember that if a bad guy has broken into your home he is prepared to use deadly violence on you.

4. Know your weapon, know your weapon, know your weapon and become proficient with it. If you can not load and utilize your weapon in the dark by feel only, you do not know your weapon. Practice practice practice.

5. Any action you take should increase the chances of you and your families survival. If fleeing the home increase survival chances, do it. If killing the bad guy increases survival, do it.

6. If you do kill or injure the bad guy, call 911 and request medical and police asap. Tell 911 nothing except the scene is safe, and there has been an injury due to firearms. When the police arrive for gods sake do not have a firearm visible on your person or near you. You might get shot. After you call 911, call your lawyer.

7. Inform the police that you were in fear of your life and will cooperate fully with them as soon as your lawyer speaks to you. THEN SHUT-UP and do exactly what your lawyer says.

Make damn sure you know your state's laws on the use of deadly force. What is legal in Texas could get you brought up on murder charges in New York, Chicago, Massachusetts, etc>

30 posted on 03/14/2013 9:58:19 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: BO Stinkss
-Roll Tide-
31 posted on 03/14/2013 10:41:33 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

RTR- indeed


32 posted on 03/14/2013 12:19:59 PM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: Travis McGee
One shot from a shotgun will usually do it!
(Just wait until liberals find out about "assault buckshot weapons."

Use enough gun.


33 posted on 03/14/2013 12:44:02 PM PDT by archy
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To: BO Stinkss; Squantos; Travis McGee; Eaker
‘Your Home Is Your Castle’: Alabama Gun Owner Drops Home Intruder With One Deadly Shot

Good thing. Those puppies are a bear to reload for a fast followup shot.


34 posted on 03/14/2013 1:12:00 PM PDT by archy
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To: archy

LOL!


35 posted on 03/14/2013 1:28:47 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: BO Stinkss

An Alabama man with a shotgun can probbly hit a one ounce Dove flying at 60 MPH in a high wind. Intruders should have more respect.


36 posted on 03/14/2013 1:32:42 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: archy

I have a trebuchet in my Herman Miller sheep pen .... Minute of cubical accuracy with wet paper towels ..... Soggy death from afar .....


37 posted on 03/14/2013 2:32:23 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I know, not nice, not “pc” to laugh at the thought of the demise of another human being.


Think the deceased surrendered his ‘Human Card’ when he decided on the career change....

If You do not enforce the Bill of Rights; WHO will?


38 posted on 03/14/2013 2:33:56 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 ( ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS....It is the Law.)
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To: sheana

Were your neighbors armed? Liberals? Just curious.


39 posted on 03/14/2013 9:02:44 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Redcitizen

Don’t really know them so no clue.


40 posted on 03/15/2013 9:09:30 AM PDT by sheana
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