Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

Crazy can be hazardous to your health. Fort Worth Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder

A family of 5 was home when a guy armed with a knife thought it would be a great idea to force his way inside. He miscalculated.

The husband and father grabbed a rifle, called 911, and tried to get the guy to leave.

While on the phone with 911, police say the intruder continued making threats on the family and trashing items inside the house, then we’re told he attempted to run towards one of the rooms.

He was shot, and killed, but not before cutting the homeowner with his knife.

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

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“Just give them what they want” is not a guarantee

It’s a refrain we often hear from the folks opposed to self-defense. Just give the bad guys what they want and they will leave you alone. This guy apparently didn’t get that memo. Mother of 6 Fatally Shot While Working at Dollar General

So he comes into the Dollar General store. Video shows he points a gun at the clerk, demanding money.

The clerk handed the money to the man. He then shot her in the chest before leaving the store and running down a side street.

She gave him what he wanted, but he shot her anyway. Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals based on anything you do or don’t do.

A gun probably wasn’t available to this woman because she was at work, and employers don’t want you be armed at work. It is for you own protection. So how’d that work out?

But I honestly don’t what could have saved this woman aside from having her own weapon, and shooting this miscreant before he shot her.

Cooperating with criminals is a strategy. I don’t think it is a very good strategy. Of course having a weapon is also not a guarantee. “There are no guarantees in this life, save for death and next winter’s snow.

What the Hell Was He Thinking? This Was TEXAS

It’s not like he was trying to break into a home in New Jersey! Robbery suspect shot at Lake Highlands home – Story | KDFW

The homeowner said the man first rang his doorbell around 5 a.m. He apologized for being at the wrong home and left.

A few minutes later the man came back, kicked in the door and forced his way inside. But the homeowner had a gun and opened fire, police said.

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

As for the line, “But the homeowner had a gun…” above. “Of course he had a gun.”

Texans Are Still Armed, Home Invaders Still Getting Shot

This is becoming a “Dog bites man” story. Not really news. Homeowner shoots armed intruder at N. Houston home | khou.com

Police say the homeowner was sitting with another man on their front porch when two suspects allegedly approached with shotguns. The suspects fired at the men, so the homeowner pulled out a gun of his own and shot one of the intruders. The second suspect fled the scene.

The case is under investigation, but self-defense is a human-right.

She Ignored the Warning

She was told to stay outside. She ignored that warning. Conroe woman shoots, kills woman breaking into her home – Houston Chronicle

Green had tried to come into her front door and the homeowner retrieved her weapon.

Green then went around the back of the home and attempted to get in a back door. [Precinct 1 Justice of The Peace Wayne] Mack said Green was pronounced dead after being transported to the Conroe Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

“She actually opened the screen door and started coming in the back door,” Mack said. “The homeowner advised her to not come in the house and feared for her life.” The homeowner, Mack said, then fired one round hitting Green.

The investigation continues.

Talk About Shooting Yourself in the Foot

OK, it was actually the leg, but he was definitely a Darwin Award honorable mention! Man Accidentally Shoots Himself During Burglary Attempt: Fort Worth Police – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Three miscreants are breaking into a vehicle and not being very stealthy about it.

The homeowner came outside and startled the men, who ran from the scene, according to police. One of the men was armed with a handgun that discharged a round into his thigh.

The stupid, it hurts.

The guy who shot himself is in the hospital.

12 Foot Gator in Harvey Flood Waters

Flood waters around Houston and Southeast Texas are fresh water. That means they’re home to gators. Some of them quite large. Huge Alligator Loose In Harvey Floods, Texas Game Wardens, Troopers Wrangle It – Across Texas, TX Patch

A very big, and by big we mean 12 feet long, and presumably unhappy alligator found higher ground in Hurricane Harvey’s churning floods, and it took a half dozen or so Texas game wardens and troopers to wrangle the displaced reptile so it could be taken back where it belongs.

Still think people are better off not having evacuated? Hazards in the water include alligators (most are smaller than 12 ft!) poisonous snakes, and floating colonies of really pissed off fire ants.