Texans Are Still Armed, Home-invaders Are Still Getting Shot

If you break into homes (especially in Texas?) you will eventually find an armed homeowner. Schertz police: Man fatally shot during botched home invasion – San Antonio Express-News

Detectives said the man had forced his way into the home while brandishing a handgun.

Once inside, the homeowner shot the the man several times, investigators said.

He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.


Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

He apparently thought having a gun made him dangerous*. Homeowner shoots armed intruder who fired but missed in east Oak Cliff.

Bad guy shoots at a homeowner as he is pulling into his driveway.

The shot missed, and the homeowner then produced his own handgun and fired back, hitting the intruder.

The homeowner then backed out into the street and called 911, police said.

What did he think would happen? This is Texas, after all. The would-be bad-guy was taken to a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.

* The first line of this post is a reference to a Robert Heinlein quote from Starship Troopers. “There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.” Having a gun didn’t make the bad guy dangerous.

Self-defense is Legal in Texas

JusticeBut then I always suspected that it was. Grand jury: shooting at restaurant self-defense; alleged accomplice indicted on robbery charge instead of murder | amarillo.com

Potter County grand jurors no-billed an employee of La Bella Pizza on Olsen on Wednesday, saying he acted in self-defense during a shooting that left one robber dead at the restaurant last month.

The dead-guy’s partner also had his felony murder charge reduced to aggravated robbery.

Self-defense is a human-right. And in Texas, it is your legal right.

He Cooperated, But the Bad-guy Tried to Shoot Him Anyway

We are told, “Just give them what they want, and you will be OK.” I guess this guy didn’t get that message. West Side AutoZone manager shot during robbery, gunman at large

So the bad-guy shoots the store manager and drags the clerk to the back to empty the safe.

According to police, the clerk emptied out the safe and when the robber aimed the gun at the clerk and attempted to fire, the gun jammed.

Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because of anything you are doing or not doing.

The manager was taken to a local hospital, and is in critical condition. This clerk must have a guardian angel.

Corporations often have policies disarming their employees. (Pizza restaurants – national chains anyway – are particularly bad on this score.) This is even though the corporate big-wigs dictating these policies will almost certainly never be held up in one of their stores.

Cooperation is billed as the only way to deal with violent criminals, and it is white-washed as some kind of guarantee. It is a strategy, not a guarantee. It is a pretty poor strategy.

Now having a gun for self-defense may not have saved the manager of that store. Being armed for self-defense is also not a guarantee of safety. “There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.” But you should not be lulled into the idea that cooperating with the bad guy will ensure any particular outcome.

You Say That Like It’s a Bad Thing

Texas to execute John David Battaglia who killed his young daughters – The Washington Post. I’m sometimes conflicted about the death penalty. On the one hand, I think it is too much authority given to a bunch of bureaucrats who truly aren’t interested in Justice. But then there are cases like this.

He shot Faith, who was 9-years-old, and Liberty who was 6. He shot them both multiple times, while his ex-wife was on the phone with him. She got to listen to the whole thing, including hearing her daughter beg her father for her life.

But the WaPo doesn’t have any ambiguity. They don’t like the death penalty. Not even for monsters who murder little girls in cold blood.

Texans Are Still Armed…

Home invaders are still getting shot. (You would think the bad guys would have gotten this memo by now.) 1 shot after attempting to break down door at home near Liberty

First he was causing a ruckus at one home. Then he went to a nearby home.

When he showed up at the next home, he attempted to kick in the back door. That’s when the homeowner shot him.

This was Texas! What did he expect? He’s not in New Jersey, after all. He is in the hospital with “serious injuries.”

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought he would take a shot at a guy. It isn’t clear why. Concealed handgun owner killed man in self-defense, Austin police say | KXAN.com

Austin Police Department homicide investigators say it appears a verbal altercation that turned into a shootout began when a man pulled into the Arbors of Austin Apartments parking lot. Jimenez and some other men were allegedly sitting inside a car and began yelling at the driver, who ignored them as he pulled into a parking space. Jimenez and the others drove up as the man got out of his car, and Jimenez and someone else got out.

Jimenez got out of the car and opened fire. But the guy he was shooting at had a weapon of his own – legally carried. (This is Texas, after all.)

The Travis County Medical Examiner says Jimenez’ cause of death is a gunshot wound. The Travis County District Attorney is reviewing the case, but so far it appears to be self-defense.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. Self-defense is a human-right.