Oklahoma City: Things We Don’t Remember

On April 19, 1995, a truck-bomb explosion outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, left 168 people dead and hundreds more injured. The blast was set off by anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh, who in 2001 was executed for his crimes. His co-conspirator Terry Nichols received life in prison. Until September 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing was the worst terrorist attack to take place on U.S. soil.

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Homeowners Are Armed, Home-invaders get shot. (Apparently this memo hasn’t circulated)

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. The results should not surprise anything.

The first story comes out of Florida. St. Cloud homeowner shoots, kills neighbor breaking into home | www.wftv.com

The homeowner heard a noise inside his screened-in back porch around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and grabbed a gun.

“They were enjoying a relaxing evening at home when this happened,” [a friend of the homeowner] said.

Investigators said [dead guy] was trying to get into the home’s kitchen and that he lunged at the homeowner, forcing the man to fire.

This guy had a history that included battery and trespassing.

The next story comes from Las Vegas. Neighbors on guard after homeowner shoots, kills teen home

In a story that the anti-gun-folks will describe as “a teen, tragically shot,” a 17-year-old dies while committing a home invasion.

The incident unfolded late Wednesday morning in the 1400 block of Daybreak Road near Vegas Drive and N. Jones Boulevard.

Metro said the call came in as a burglary call. The homeowner, … told officers he was upstairs when he heard a loud crash through his downstairs window.

The homeowner shot the teen. Police said the homeowner started heading up the stairs to put on clothes, and that’s when [the dead guy] allegedly started to follow him. Metro said the homeowner shot and killed [the teen].

A second teen was wounded, and is in custody.

The last story is out of Oklahoma City. Homeowner Shoots Home Invasion Suspect In SW OKC – News9.com – Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY –

A homeowner made a quick decision and shot a man accused of breaking in. That suspect nearly made a quick getaway, but then did something unexpected.

The suspect barely made it a block near Southwest 50th and May before he apparently had to make a life or death decision.

Police said he called 911.

He had to call-911 or die. Of course he said he was injured in a drive-by shooting, but no one is buying that story right now.