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Texas man, 21, fatally shoots intruder during home invasion. Are guns the best defense against home invasion ?

CAPISCE 2013/02/23 14:07:28
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A 21-year-old Texas man is being credited with protecting his family by shooting one of three men suspected of forcing their way into their home outside of Houston.

Harris County Sheriff's deputies tell KHOU.com that the man's father was pushed to the ground by one of the suspects when he answered the door Thursday night.

When the intruders went to attack the mother, the son ran to retrieve his father's gun and fatally shot one of the suspects, the report states. The other two suspects reportedly fled the scene.

Police later spotted a vehicle with two men who matched the suspects' descriptions and took them in for questioning, the station reported.

Neighbors said the son's actions were justified. No charges are expected to be filed against him, according to the report.

"People can’t go breaking into people’s homes and not expect some sort of consequence," Harry Moulder told the station.
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  • E3 2013/03/20 19:11:12
    no
    E3
    Not if you're not well-trained and are not willing to pull the trigger.
  • Justified52 2013/02/24 01:00:05
    Yes
    Justified52
    +1
    Hell Yes they are
  • new mexico PWCM~JLA 2013/02/24 00:55:34
    Yes
    new mexico PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Another scum bag down. Justice at its' finest.
  • ehrhornp 2013/02/23 23:48:13
    no
    ehrhornp
    If a gun is used, there is close to 60% that the gun will be used on oneself. They are lucky that it turned out well but I am sure there have been cases where the father was killed instead.
  • John 2013/02/23 22:26:12
    Yes
    John
    +3
    It's the only defense.The son is a hero. He saved the lives of his mother and father as well as his own. Without a weapon in that house those people would all be dead.
  • topcat128 2013/02/23 22:08:58
    Yes
    topcat128
    +2
    YES, if you are properly trained and are willing to use them.
  • CAPISCE topcat128 2013/02/24 14:51:31
    CAPISCE
    Trained or not, pointing and pulling a trigger beats throwing pots and pans any day.
  • Tattoo Nana 2013/02/23 21:53:29
    Yes
    Tattoo Nana
    +3
    Guns are certainly a great deterrent, provided you can get to it quick enough. I have my weapon unloaded and keep it in one room and the clip in another - our granddaughter lives with us and this is one nosy kid, so for her safety, we are extra careful with the gun. I happen to be disabled and live in a hospital bed, which is in the living room and I have a clear and straight view of the front door.

    I keep a can of wasp spray within my reach - it is an excellent instant deterrent - it burns their eyes enough to drop them to their knees and it will shoot a good 15-20 feet! Its a low budget way to keep yourself safe.
  • CAPISCE Tattoo ... 2013/02/24 14:52:38
    CAPISCE
    +1
    Good for you, Stay safe
  • Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL 2013/02/23 21:32:30
    Yes
    Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL
    +4
    Beats blowing whistles or puking/pissing on the intruder like the progressives want potential rape victims to do................
  • CAPISCE Sal Mon... 2013/02/24 14:53:04
    CAPISCE
    +2
    Yep, the pissing or puking defense is absurd
  • Stop Hillary 2016 2013/02/23 20:40:39
    Yes
    Stop Hillary 2016
    +3
    Edd say

    Edd say
  • ¤Creepy Lumberjack¤ >-QC-< 2013/02/23 19:29:09
    Yes
    ¤Creepy Lumberjack¤ >-QC-<
    +1
    Yes but they are also the best way to commit a home invasion.
  • KW 2013/02/23 19:08:47
    no
    KW
    +1
    Flame thrower!!
  • CAPISCE KW 2013/02/23 21:33:50
    CAPISCE
    +3
    Clean up is an issue
  • KW CAPISCE 2013/02/23 21:49:35
    KW
    +1
    Yea, good point!
  • philldc... CAPISCE 2013/02/24 14:25:13
  • legalamericanwoman 2013/02/23 18:41:49
    Yes
    legalamericanwoman
    +2
    BIDEN told his own wife to get out the shotgun and just fire into the night if she even thought anyone was breaking into their home. Yes, publically.
  • frank 2013/02/23 18:28:10
    Yes
    frank
    +5
    This is just one more heart warning story about guns stopping a crime in progress. During a time of an emergency a gun is only an arms length away, while a cop is 15 minutes away, when seconds count.
  • mich52 2013/02/23 18:06:41
  • Tattoo ... mich52 2013/02/23 21:49:00
    Tattoo Nana
    +2
    I do believe that dogs are a great deterrent, however if the person who wants in has a gun, they'll likely to shoot your dogs. The best part of the dogs would be their barking to alert you, so you can retrieve your weapon and call 911. The most well trained dog is no match for a jerk with a gun.
  • Carol Tattoo ... 2013/02/23 22:30:50
    Carol
    +1
    I don't know. I have three German Shepards. They will come at you from different angles. A single intruder would not be able to take them all out before one reached him. (and it only takes one)
    My money is on my dogs.
  • CAPISCE Carol 2013/02/23 23:17:15
    CAPISCE
    I had a German Shepard----awesome dog, mean too--that said he was no match for 1/4 oz of lead
  • Carol CAPISCE 2013/02/23 23:43:05
    Carol
    +1
    How many people do you know that are fast enough to take out three attacking dogs? They would only have a couple of seconds to get off three shots in three different directions. I know guns sometimes make the wielder feel invincible, but they aren't the greatest protection in this instance. Well trained dogs and locked doors/windows will go a lot further.
    Most people who commit these crimes will by-pass a house just knowing there is a dog, just because it isn't worth the hassle. These crimes are rarely very well planned.
  • Hawkeye 2013/02/23 17:57:01
    Yes
    Hawkeye
    +1
    UNLESS you listen to Rambo Joe's advice and empty your gun by shooting ALL of your rounds in the air..
  • Embalmer 2013/02/23 17:56:39
    no
    Embalmer
    +1
    But they're the best defense against the right wing scabs on the short bus.
  • CAPISCE Embalmer 2013/02/23 21:35:55
    CAPISCE
    +3
    Liberal defense system
    anti gun liberal
  • Tattoo ... CAPISCE 2013/02/23 21:46:58
    Tattoo Nana
    LOL!
  • Steve Boston 2013/02/23 17:45:49
    Yes
    Steve Boston
    +2
    Yes. With a full clip and accurate aim.
  • dave b 2013/02/23 17:19:30
    Yes
    dave b
    +2
    Again, this is excellent news. Thugs who invade peoples homes while they are at home arent invading to be nice and take out the garbage, vacuum the carpets and dust.
    Shoot until that 30 round magazine is empty!
  • legalam... dave b 2013/02/23 19:02:18 (edited)
    legalamericanwoman
    +1
    aim would be a good idea. ;)
  • Peewee ~PWCM~ 2013/02/23 16:53:43
    Yes
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    +2
    Absolutely!
  • CKarliner 2013/02/23 16:52:20
    Yes
    CKarliner
    +2
    Only if there is no chainsaw or RPG!
  • Runaway ✩ 2013/02/23 16:30:42
    Yes
    Runaway ✩
    +1
    Obviously so, in this case.
  • GAC 2013/02/23 16:18:02
    Yes
    GAC
    +2
    Proven time and time again.
  • Gunluvr 2013/02/23 16:14:30
    Yes
    Gunluvr
    And question and problem here is what?
  • YourCompanionCube 2013/02/23 15:31:23
    Yes
    YourCompanionCube
    +2
    They *Are Efficient*, But I prefer Claymore, Spike traps, caltrops, electrical wires, tripwires, Headtraps, and Occasionally: A pool of Sharks or Crocodiles.
  • santa6642 2013/02/23 15:29:55
    Yes
    santa6642
    +3
    #1 , police can't be every where.
  • Mark P. santa6642 2013/02/23 22:44:45
    Mark P.
    And they show after the crime.
  • Dwight 2013/02/23 15:17:33
    Yes
    Dwight
    +2
    At least in the top five, and much better than base ball bats and "gun free zone" signs.

    louisville slugger

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