Criminals Beware: Texas Homeowners Shooting Intruders

Amidst all of the political talk on gun control, the citizens of Texas are proving just how valuable guns can be when defending their homes.

Texas has made no secret that they are a Second Amendment honoring state.  Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General even used state funds to run ads in Albany and New York City telling New York gun owners that they could move to Texas and bring their guns.  This was done in response to the new strict gun control laws enacted in the state of New York by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

One of the provisions in Texas that supports gun ownership is the Castle Doctrine, which gives a home or property owner the legal right to use force, including deadly force to protect themselves, their family and their property from criminals who threaten them.  Some Texas homeowners are doing just that.

In Houston, a family of three was at home on evening of Feb. 21.  They were baking a cake for reasons unknown.  Around 8:30 pm, there was a knock on the door.  The father sees a young man about the same age as his 21 year old son, so he opens the door.  He described what happened next:

“I see a young boy and I think it is a friend of my son so I open it a little bit.  These guys push and out comes two more, they push me on the ground.”

After shoving the father to the floor, the three intruders went after the mother.  The son quickly retrieved his dad’s gun and started shooting at the intruders.  According to the dad:

“I just hear a couple of times; boom, boom, boom. One young life is lost.”

The son had shot one of the intruders and the other two fled.  When police arrived, they found one of the intruders in a back bedroom who had died from his bullet wounds.  The other two had fled the scene but were soon captured.  Police report at this time that no charges are pending against the son because under the Castle Doctrine, he was legally in the right to shoot and kill the intruders.

In a second incident, this time in Dallas area, another intruder was shot and killed by an armed homeowner.  The home of an elderly man had been broken into on numerous occasions.  Last week, the homeowner heard a commotion outside his house and went out to investigate.  He saw a man trying to climb through a window into his house, so he shot the intruder and killed him.

Police say no charges will be filed because the elderly man was legally justified under the Castle Doctrine.  However, the intruder’s family are all upset over the death, claiming that the homeowner should have warned the intruder that he was armed and ready to shoot.  Consequently, they are blaming the homeowner for the death and not their relative.  Oh yeah, did I mention that the intruder had an 18 page rap sheet full of burglaries and thefts?

Texas makes no secret of the Castle Doctrine or of allowing homeowners to shoot intruders.  I don’t like to see anyone killed, but if someone is stupid enough to break into a house that isn’t theirs, they deserve to get whatever comes their way.

If Democrats have their way, these homeowners would have been defenseless and unable to protect themselves, their family or possessions from the intruders.  What would have happened to the first family with their being three intruders?  They were shot at while going after the mother.  Did they have plans to violate her in front of her family?  We can’t answer those questions, but Democrats want to make it so you don’t have to ask, you’ll find out first hand because you won’t have a gun to protect you.

Let me ask you this question?  If you were that 21 year old son, which would you want to live with the rest of your life – the memory of watching three men brutalize your parents or knowing you saved them from it by killing a criminal?