Monday feel good story

| July 15, 2013 | 19 Comments

Chief Tango sends us a link to today’s feel good story from Beaumont, TX;

A man and woman at home in the 4300 block of Dallas Avenue heard someone at the front door. The man retrieved his gun before opening the door.

A man, who looked to be 25 years old, appeared at the front door and asked for some gasoline. The homeowner stepped outside to speak with the man when a second man in a Halloween-type mask attacked him, the release stated.

The homeowner shot the masked man three times, once in the head. The other man fled on foot.

The police found another gun and a BB-gun at the scene, so I guess the youngsters were serious about turning their lives around.

Category: Feel Good Stories, Guns

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  1. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    That is what I call “using your head in the commission of a felony”.

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    Maybe they wanted to trade the BB gun for gasoline?

  3. Roger in Republic says:

    Man, these yutes in Texas are very slow learners. They must not read the papers or watch the news. Texas is an armed camp, with people willing to shoot to defend themselves. Either they will learn not to rob occupied dwellings or they will, as a class, be extincted over time. In the courts there is no death penalty for theft. There can be such a penalty for trying to rob an armed citizen in his own house. As there should be.

  4. Lando says:

    Good shoot from the home owner. In related news, Holder called the Martin shooting “unnecessary and tragic” saying the DOJ is investigating at the behest of the NAACP and other “Black Rights” groups.

  5. Jabatam says:

    He must answer the door like I do

  6. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    So do these new fangled BB guns operate on gasoline instead of springs or CO2? I guess trick or treat didn’t work out quite like these two geniuses had planned…

  7. MAJMike says:

    Can’t fix stupid.

  8. AtDrum says:

    Spring, CO2, Green Gas, electric. They can make them however you want them.

  9. PintoNag says:

    In this day and age, why would you even THINK about opening a door to a stranger? Having a gun doesn’t make you immortal. This could just as easily ended up with the homeowner dead on his porch. Calibers don’t substitute for common sense.

  10. streetsweeper says:

    Know that part of Beaumont real well. Hood rats galore, dope, B&E’s, prostitution, gangs robbery you name it. Reminded me of “No Man’s Land” out in King County, WA. I bet those two were fresh out of the very nearby state academy for wayward chilrun’s, too.

  11. OWB says:

    Well, PN, some of us have windows through which we can see who is at the door. Of course, they can also see me, and see that I am responding with appropriate protection. And if what they can see is not enough, there is also a baseball bat within easy reach.

    Of course, living out in the country, our usual predators are on all fours, so there is a selection of defensive options available at all times in case the local population of coyotes, foxes, bears, cats, and wild dog packs encroach upon one of us or our livestock.

  12. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    @10 amazing how those facilities don’t even pretend to offer any rehabilitation any more isn’t it?

    So our prisons and youth juvenile systems are now just what, warehouses to produce stronger more efficient criminals to put right back in the system?

    I know we joke about the “pound in the 4ss” prison system, but it seems that only reinforces the concept that the stronger bad guy preys on all others….without changing anyone’s potential outcome upon release.

    At some point unless we intend to make life in prison the sentence for every single crime in the nation we do need to address what people learn in prison and how we equip them to leave prison and adapt to life back in normal (or as normal as they can find) society.

    Good luck with that conversation, talk about a non-sexy conversation for a politician…

  13. PintoNag says:

    @11 My preference in doors is a screen door/storm door combination. Good for keeping both people and critters out of the house. I’m not a big fan of a lot of glass in my doors. And I’m fussy about my windows. I like screens on them, also — locking screens.

    Speaking of critters: a local heard a commotion in the other end of his house, and thought there’d been a break-in. He (fortunately) grabbed a shotgun, and went to investigate. The intruder had crawled through a window.

    He found a black bear standing in his kitchen.

    It was determined to be a justified shooting.

  14. DaveO says:

    #13 PN: the NAACPDOJ shall be the judge of whether shooting a black bear was justified.

  15. PintoNag says:

    *snort* :)

  16. Roger in Republic says:

    We have a couple of them shot every year out here in the woods. Even here it is rare to see one as they are very cautious around humans. The ones that are shot are the incautious individuals that forget their fear. A lady of my acquaintance found one in her kitchen, and another was killed when the rancher found it tearing up his barn from the inside. My neighbor killed a cougar in his front yard that had his eye on the family dog.

  17. Flagwaver says:

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes… in this case, a new asshole in the middle of the forehead.

  18. Mike says:

    He can’t defend himself that would be racist!

  19. David says:

    town I lived in had tons of black bears in the dumpsters (southern NM) – at one point we had some little ones, maybe yearlings, maybe 120-150 pounds? Lady down the street who had moved there from California had to be warned… she wanted to pet them. In fairness, it would have been self-correcting.

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