Skip to comments.WI:Man Uses Gun to Chase Out Burglars
Posted on 10/17/2013 4:40:59 AM PDT by marktwain
GREEN BAY, Wisc. (WFRV) A Green Bay man credits his handgun for keeping him safe in an attempted burglary overnight.
The homeowner in the 600 block of Laura Street told Local 5 that around 3:30am Wednesday, he woke up to loud noises coming from his kitchen. The man quickly grabbed his handgun from underneath his pillow and approached the burglars.
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If you keep a handgun under the pillow, keep it in a holster. This prevents negligent discharges.
This guy is in his 80’s, given his service during Korean War.
You’re right, that is a dangerous place to keep a loaded firearm.
Green Bay homeowner halts home invasion with handgun...
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“Youre right, that is a dangerous place to keep a loaded firearm.”
I think it warrants caution, but I would not call it dangerous. I believe that millions of people keep handguns under the pillow, but I only recall two instances, both questionable, where accidents occured as a result.
The primarily concern comes from unsupervised and undisciplined children finding a handgun and playing with it. This could happen in any location, not just under a pillow.
Correct; and a robbery when the occupant is directly confronted. This looks like a home invasion/attempted robbery to me.
Too bad we're not reading about the perp's funeral arrangements.
This article is one of a minority I’ve seen written correctly in many months as the so-called journalists seek headlines and misuse the term ‘Home Invasion’.
Home invasion is violent burglary of a knowingly-occupied home with intent to exact violence upon the occupants for completing the burglary. It is a brazen crime against occupants knowing full-well they are there and the assailants are usually prepared to deal with it (armed).
“Awaking to a burglar” is NOT a ‘home invasion’, and neither does it change ‘castle doctrine.
Any State that differentiated between ‘burglary’ and ‘home invasion’ with asinine definitions to prevent homeowners from responding as they see fit rightly deserve to be excoriated.