Cedar Hill, Texas that is. It is about 15 minutes from my home, I go there all the time. Bearing Arms has details
The estranged adult son of Mayor Rob Franke of Cedar Hills, Texas was just shot to death Christmas Eve while committing a home invasion:
A Cedar Hill homeowner fatally shot an intruder who broke into his home shortly before midnight Christmas Eve, authorities say.
Joshua Slaven, 31, was pronounced dead at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Dallas County medical examiner.
The city of Cedar Hill’s website identifies Slaven as the son of Mayor Rob Franke.
The homeowner, Gareth Long, was questioned by police but not arrested. The standard practice is to refer such cases to a grand jury, which is likely to decline to indict Long under the state’s castle doctrine.
“It’s very unfortunate that Mr. Long was forced into a position of having to defend himself, his wife and his home from a nighttime intruder,” said Chris Knox, Long’s attorney. “Nobody ever asks to be placed in such a life-threatening position, but Mr. Long’s actions were absolutely justified and completely protected under Texas law.”
The story is tragic for Mr. Long who apparently gave Slaven multiple warnings before finally firing to defend his family.
Another case of self-defense. How would it have ended if the gun control nuts had their way?
Story A happens in a “gun free zone” where unicorns run and puppies play and , people get shot with no hope of self-protection
But this is impossible. Whole Foods bans firearms from company property!
Dallas police are investigating gunfire in a supermarket parking lot late Saturday night.
Investigators say Francisco Alcarez was shot several times outside the Whole Foods Market in the 2100 block of Abrams Road around 10 p.m.
Alcarez, 25, survived the attack and the case is being investigated as an aggravated assault.
Example B? Well her you go, see if you can spot the difference
The wind whistling through the holes in Steven Christopher Followell gives a whole new meaning to the shooting term “Kentucky windage.”
A homeowner in Taylor County fought back after police say a man threatened him and then forced his way into his home.
It happened just before midnight Saturday night. Deputies say Steven Christopher Followell went to a home and threatened the homeowner, forcing his way into the home.
Deputies say the homeowner shot Followell sometime during the altercation.
Followell was airlifted to a nearby hospital, suggesting that his injuries are serious, though his condition is unknown. The homeowner did not apparently know
the homeowner Followell, suggesting that the attack was apparently random.
See the subtle differences?
Alternate title? Elderly Minnesota man kills armed intruder, world’s most self-important douche bag hardest hit
Chalk up another one for the good guys with guns.
Pine County Deputies responded to the home of an elderly man on reports of a shooting.
When they got there the homeowner told them that two men had entered his house on the Fox road near Sandstone in what appeared to be a robbery attempt.
The Sheriff’s office reports at least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and confronted the homeowner. The homeowner grabbed a handgun of his own and shot the armed suspect killing him.
For those that do not understand why I take David Frum to task over many self-defense stories, allow me to explain. Frum had a fun old-time mocking the idea that anyone actually uses a gun in self-defense after the Newtown shootings, so, I responded by tweeting links to self-defense stories to Frum. He never responded, so, I take every opportunity to poke the cowardly little snot who pretends to be a Conservative while he kisses Liberal’s asses at Beltway cocktail parties.
And for those of you who might be thinking that I have a genuine hatred for Frum, you are correct. I have less respect for Frum than I do for those who admit they are Liberal. At least they are up front with their ideology.
I never commented on this story, but today I ran across it as Bearing Arms
Lakesha Thompson sports a particularly warped view of the entitlement mindset:
An elderly man shot and killed a would-be burglar inside his Oak Cliff home.
Police say the homeowner saw Deyfon Pipkins, 33, trying to climb into the window and fired his weapon at least once at the intruder.
The homeowner is legally protected by the Castle Doctrine, which allows a person to defend his or her home against an intruder.
“It means they don’t actually have to retreat once someone comes in their home,” Sergeant Calvin Johnson, Dallas Police Department, said. “You have the option of using deadly force if you believe your life is in danger.”
After police notified relatives of Pipkins’ death, some showed up at the house. They were upset, and questioned the homeowner’s actions.
“He could have used a warning,” Lakesha Thompson, Pipkins’ sister-in-law, said. “He could have let him know that he did have a gun on his property and he would use it in self-defense.”
Pipkins had a lengthy criminal record. He served time in prison and was convicted of theft, possession of a Controlled Substance and criminal trespassing.
I understand that the family of the bad guy would wish this would have never happened. I bet the homeowner does too. But, anyone breaking into another person’s home does not deserve a warning. They ought to realize they are risking their life by trying to victimize someone else. So, if anyone breaks into my home, they better understand that I am armed and WILL use whatever force necessary to defend my home and loved ones.
Someone picked the wrong house to break into. Via Gateway Pundit
GunsSaveLives reports the following:
A suspect in several burglaries, car thefts and car jackings led police on a chase lasting over an hour yesterday morning.
The suspect managed to elude police by stealing multiple vehicles in short succession.
According to KCTV5, one homeowner fought off the suspect by hand,
With police in pursuit, the suspect abandoned the third stolen vehicle, and confronted Vince Frew in his driveway as Frew was loading items he needed for his day into his work van.
The suspect then attempted to steal his vehicle. Frew said the intruder wanted his keys but he didn’t have them.
“He approached me, and I just kind of shoved him off of me,” he said. “He found something in my car and threw it at me.”
“After I got done with my 911 call, I came back outside, and probably within the next three to five minutes, I heard a gunshot come from down the street and then a second one right after that,” Frew said.
The shots that Frew heard would be the shots that ended the early morning crime spree.
The next home that the suspect broke into was the wrong one. The homeowner, sleeping at home with his wife and 18 month old child, wasn’t taking any chances when he heard someone kicking in a garage door.
The homeowner’s wife and child hid in the house while the homeowner took a shotgun to investigate the sounds.
How insensitive of these three. Don’t they know how hard they are making it for David Frum to Tweet smart ass things mocking self-defense and gun owners?
In Detroit, MI two teens, 16-and 17-year old brothers, tried to rob two men working on a public lighting pole. The brothers pulled out a weapon and aimed it at the workers; one of the workers has a carry conceal permit and was armed at the time. He shot both of the teens, who are now recovering in the hospital. The workers were questioned and released.
A robber in Phoenix, AZ was not so lucky. A man arrived home and saw his carport door was wide open. He decided to enter through the front door and found his house ransacked. Two suspects escaped through the carport door, while two more ran out of the bedroom. One of them followed the other two out of the door, but 16-year-old Mario Barcenas decided to run at the homeowner.
Unfortunately for Barcenas the homeowner was carrying his gun. He took it out and shot Barcenas with one round. He was taken to the hospital and later died. Police are investigating, but said the homeowner was acting in self-defense and no charges have been filed against him.
Poor Frum, you poor ignorant, over-educated bastard!
And still no smart-assed Tweets from David Frum mocking the idea that many Americans use guns in self defense?
A 72-year-old homeowner immediately retrieved his handgun when he heard several home intruders attempting to gain entry to his Las Vegas residence early Monday morning. And when the criminals entered his bedroom, he opened fire, killing one of the suspects and sending the rest fleeing, KLAS-TV reports.
“Several intruders, had gotten into the home, entered his bedroom and he fired at least one shot, and they fled,” Metro Police Officer Bill Cassell said. “It is unusual, first of all, to have multiple people burglarizing a residence, especially when they are carrying weapons.”
When police eventually arrived at the Las Vegas home, they found one of the intruders trying to escape in a car. The car hit a patrol car and then the suspect attempted to flee on foot, however, police were able to take the man into custody.
A second suspect, described as a Latin male, was last seen running from the neighborhood where the attempted robbery took place. He remains at large. Police found a third male, armed with a handgun, dead in the homeowner’s backyard. The cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound.
Glad this did not happen in David Frum’s America
Sometimes a news story just makes you want to smile!
But in America, getting shot by a home owner is a distinct possibility, as this man realized when he was caught showering in a home he didn’t own:
The suspect, Timothy James Chapek, was in the bathroom taking a shower when the homeowner returned to the house Monday night, Portland police said in a statement.
Accompanied by two German shepherds, the homeowner asked Chapek what he was doing in the house.
Chapek locked himself in the bathroom and made an emergency call, police said. He said he had broken into the house, the owner had come home, and that he was concerned the owner might have a gun.
Another piece of evidence that concealed carry laws are effective. The gun grabbers will never tell you that the gun is not even fired in the vast majority of defensive gun uses. In this case the gun was not even in existence, but the CHANCE it might be was enough.