I Thought That Cooperation Was the Key to Safety

Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because you are cowering in fear. Police: Store clerk shot after giving cash to robber in NE Houston | abc13.com

The suspect demanded money, and when he was given the cash, he opened fire on the clerk.

Giving bad guys “what they want” is not a guarantee of safety; it is a strategy for dealing with violent criminals. A strategy that sadly has a lot of flaws.

A gun in the hands of this clerk or in the hands of one of the customers in the store may not have changed the outcome. There are no guarantees in this life.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

Without the means for armed self-defense, the old and the infirm would be at the mercy of the young and the violent. Elderly homeowner shoots 21-year-old intruder at Red Bird home, Dallas police say | Dallas | Dallas News

You can also file this under, “Texans are still armed.”

So how is an elderly gentleman supposed to react to a 21-year-old threatening him at 1:45 AM, in his own home? I really would like to have someone who hates – or is afraid of – guns explain this to me.

The resident said Facundo was advancing toward him and he shot because he was in fear for his life.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Texans Are Still Armed, And Home-invaders Wearing Only Underwear Still Getting Shot

Residents of the home said it appeared the guy was high on narcotics. Homeowner kills home invasion suspect who wore ‘minimal clothing’ – Houston Chronicle

Law enforcement has such a colorful way of describing things.

The suspect was wearing “minimal clothing,” [Felipe Rivera with the homicide division of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office] added.

So at 2 AM this guy breaks down a door. In Texas. What exactly did he think was going to happen?

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

A Family That Robs Together Gets to Watch Their Loved-ones Die by Legal Self-defense

Texans are still armed, and home invaders are still getting shot. And now they are bringing kids to the home invasions. Woman Shoots Intruder Who Brought Young Son With Him

A San Antonio, Texas, woman shot and killed an intruder while his son was beside him, after bringing the young boy along to the break-in.

Not exactly father-of-the-year material.

Neighbors in Texas, were NOT shocked.

“The thieving b*****d got just what he deserved. But I do feel bad for the little kid.that lady protected herself from who knows what that bastard would have done to her,” one Mad World News reader commented on the site’s Facebook page.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Defense of Family

A violent home-invasion ended by a good guy with a gun coming to the defense of his family. Neighbor shoots, kills would-be robber, injures another in…

The headline says “neighbor,” but the article says uncle. Could you defend your nephews?

Four men invade a home and demand money. Tie up and beat the family. They tie a 10-year-old girl to a chair. They attack a friend who arrives at the wrong time, but it attracts the attention of the uncle/neighbor.

The man said his uncle, who lives next door, heard the commotion and opened fire on the group of men, killing one and shooting another in the leg.

Two other men ran away. Police said they do not have a descriptions of the men.

Mother, father, twin 19-year-old brothers and a 10-year-old sister were saved.

The family [the Garcia family] said the men spoke both English and Spanish and sounded like they were from Central America.

Texans are still armed; home-invaders still getting shot.

You think that memo would have circulated by now. (This is more of a dog-bites-man story than man-bites-dog.) Dallas Homeowner Shoots, Wounds Two Suspected Burglars | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

So 2 people try to break into a home at 4 in the morning, only to find one armed, Texan (but I repeat myself) homeowner.

Police said they found one of the suspected burglars on the ground and transported the person to Baylor University Medical Center in unknown condition.

They are still searching for the 2nd guy.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense is a Human-right

Not many details on the story, except for summary. HCSO: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder in Spring | khou.com. (That’s Spring, Texas.)

This is becoming so much of “dog-bites-man” story that I am wondering how long I should continue noting them. A Texan homeowner shoots a would-be home-invader. You would think the bad guys would realize that breaking into homes is a good way to get shot.

Harris County Precinct 4 constables responded to the incident just after 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of Blue Shadow Drive. The homeowner told deputies he shot a man who broke into his home while he was inside.

The guy was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime.