#GunControl: Oh, gee. Yet more lives saved thanks to right to bear arms – Updated

Posted by: Phineas on February 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm

**Posted by Phineas

This time in Houston, where a family enjoy an evening together were suddenly faced with home invaders:

A 21-year-old son shot dead an intruder to protect his parents when three men stormed their suburban home on Thursday night.

The residents, who are from Eastern Europe, were enjoying some family time together and baking a cake when they heard a knock on the door at around 8pm.

The father answered the door and a group of three men forced their way in at the home in Houston, Texas.

One intruder was reportedly carrying a shotgun and another a pistol.

‘I see a young boy and I think it is a friend of my son so I open it a little bit,’ the father explained to KHOU, he did not want to be identified and pictured out of concern for his safety.

‘These guys push and out comes two more, they push me on the ground.’

The men then chased the mother while the son retrieved his gun which was stored under his bed. He fired three shots and hit one intruder in the bedroom. The man died at the scene.

This is an illustration of what I’ve said time and again with regard to the right to keep and bear arms:

“When seconds count, help via 911 is minutes away.”

The bandits were tying up the father with duct tape when the son got his gun. Had he tried to hide somewhere and dial 911 on his cell phone, rather grab a weapon, I doubt the odds of their survival would have been very good.

Note also that the family, who asked to remain unidentified, are from Eastern Europe. I’m willing to bet the parents at least remember life there under strict gun control, and how helpless that left them. Lucky for them they moved to a place that trusts its citizens and wants them empowered, rather than making them victims-in-waiting.

via Don Surber

UPDATE: So, some self-described “progressive liberal” on Twitter thought she’d put me in my place with this:

 

First off… God, what a nightmare. That poor child.

But, secondly, the child is not dead because of the gun. That little boy died because his father was a stupid, careless fool. The gun didn’t leave itself where it could be found, loaded and without a trigger lock. The father did. He is the one responsible for his son’s death, not the inanimate object. And, in addition to possible criminal penalties, he has to live with that truth for the rest of his sorry life. Tragic as this event is, it is not a reason to infringe on the natural right of the people to keep and bear arms for self-defense.

Nice try, Catherine.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “#GunControl: Oh, gee. Yet more lives saved thanks to right to bear arms – Updated”

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  1. Carlos says:

    Are you trying to tell us that taking a shotgun out on a balcony deck and shooting it wildly into the air wouldn’t have stopped the intruders, Phineas?

    Well, imagine that!

    Maybe the wife/mother urinating on herself would have stopped them? No?

    Well, so much for Tonto Joe’s suggestions…

    Glad to know the family is OK. And that they take advantage of the freedoms still afforded here, even though their adopted government wants to take those GOD-GIVEN rights away.

    All for “the children,” of course. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with seizing power now, could it?

  2. Stories like this just warm my heart indescribably. And it happened here in TX where shooting this element of human filth is of no more consequence than shooting a registered dog. It is better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.

  3. Bill says:

    Oh gee…if the shithead didn’t think it was his right to invade someone’s home the shithead would still be alive!

  4. Libertarian Advocate says:

    “Oh gee…if the shithead didn’t think it was his right to invade someone’s home the shithead would still be alive!”

    Precise, and to the point. The irresolvable problem is that in the minds of the proggy re-distributionists, it was indeed the dead perp’s RIGHT to invade someone else’s home.