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Postby houstonherdfan » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:07 pm

Today at 2:45, 2 thugs were attempting to break into a house they thought was empty. Tried to kick in the front door and wasn't working so they went to the back door which didn't work either. So after going back to the front door and continuing to try to get it open, one of them was shot. The reports so far don't say weather the thugs actually got it open. But in TX in this situation was perfectly legal.

Shot by the 15 year old son of a Deputy Constable who was in the house with his 12 year old sister.

And I got no problems with that. My son knows how to use our guns and I would hope that he would defend his MR and autistic brother in the same way in the same situation.

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Re: Another home invasion shooting in Houston

Postby lmcjaho » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:28 pm

houstonherdfan wrote:Today at 2:45, 2 thugs were attempting to break into a house they thought was empty. Tried to kick in the front door and wasn't working so they went to the back door which didn't work either. So after going back to the front door and continuing to try to get it open, one of them was shot. The reports so far don't say weather the thugs actually got it open. But in TX in this situation was perfectly legal.

Shot by the 15 year old son of a Deputy Constable who was in the house with his 12 year old sister.

And I got no problems with that. My son knows how to use our guns and I would hope that he would defend his MR and autistic brother in the same way in the same situation.

I really love my state.


Excellent. I was afraid when I saw the title of the thread that the thugs had done the shooting.

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Re: Another home invasion shooting in Houston

Postby houstonherdfan » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:56 pm

And they can't complain about any rase issues either. It was a hispanic kid who did the shooting.
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Re: Another home invasion shooting in Houston

Postby portisfan24 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:48 pm

Doesn't bother me. I wish that was the law here. I'd probably be charged criminally and sued by the "victim" if I did that. Stupid Canada.
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Re: Another home invasion shooting in Houston

Postby knapplc » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:01 am

Aren't those called "Castle Laws?" I have no problem with that. I'll take a gun to anyone who tries to break into my house, no problem, and I'll take my chances with the courts afterward. Bottom line - my family will still be alive.
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Re: Another home invasion shooting in Houston

Postby lmcjaho » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:59 pm

portisfan24 wrote:Doesn't bother me. I wish that was the law here. I'd probably be charged criminally and sued by the "victim" if I did that. Stupid Canada.


Not necessarily. There was a guy here in Montreal a couple of years back who actually shot and killed a police officer when they staged a full-bore raid on his house, including kicking down doors and all. Cops did not properly announce themselves and he grabbed a pistol and shot one of them (maybe two?) and they got him too, although not fatally.

He walked on the shooting because it was ruled a justifiable self-defense action when faced with what he essentially thought was an armed home invasion with his wife and children at risk.

Worst part was they did not find any evidence of whatever crime it was they were originally raiding his house for. He got hit with some illegal gun charges (because he had some unregistered firearms as well as the registered ones on the premises) but nothing big.

I used to play darts with him at a bar near my old place, he was a nice guy.
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Re: Another home invasion shooting in Houston

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:42 am

I've got no problem with this situation, if it happened as described in the original post. If someone is in your house (or about to be in your house), and you feel you are in danger, shoot at will. This isn't at all analogous to the incident a couple years ago where the guy shot someone as they were walking down the street with a TV after taking it from a neighbor's house.

Killing in self-defense = okay.
Killing in defense of your neighbor's TV = not okay.
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Re: Another home invasion shooting in Houston

Postby Madison » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:20 am

houstonherdfan wrote:I really love my state.


"Our" state. :-D

Kudos to the kid. Hopefully the shot was fatal and that's one more criminal that will never be on the street again. ;-D

Art Vandelay wrote:I've got no problem with this situation, if it happened as described in the original post. If someone is in your house (or about to be in your house), and you feel you are in danger, shoot at will. This isn't at all analogous to the incident a couple years ago where the guy shot someone as they were walking down the street with a TV after taking it from a neighbor's house.

Killing in self-defense = okay.
Killing in defense of your neighbor's TV = not okay.


The TV is worth more than the criminal's life, so fire at will. ;-D
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Re: Another home invasion shooting in Houston

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:39 am

Madison wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:Killing in self-defense = okay.
Killing in defense of your neighbor's TV = not okay.


The TV is worth more than the criminal's life, so fire at will. ;-D


Are you being serious? Because if so, I take issue with this comment. There is a reason certain crimes merit certain punishments in law: it's because medial crimes like stealing a tv certainly shouldn't be punishable by death.
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Re: Another home invasion shooting in Houston

Postby knapplc » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:26 am

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