A Houston man used deadly force against a home invader who broke into his mother’s residence while disguised as a nurse.
When the invader failed to trick the elderly woman into letting him inside, he forced his way into the home while the victim called her son for help.
Arriving just as the man breached the front door, the son of the 65-year-old retiree opened fire on the criminal. Houston police quickly determined that the shooting was defensive and that the house appeared to be chosen at random from a neighborhood with a high number of elderly residents, but an investigation is still underway.
The invader died at the scene from his wounds.
“It doesn’t look like there’s any relation at all,” HPD Lt. J.P. Horelica told KHOU. “It was just a random thing.”
Conservative circles often make the argument that the only thing capable of stopping a bad guy with a gun is a good guy equally armed. Unfortunately, despite the facts being on their side, they also often fail to provide the data supporting the claim.
That may be changing soon.
Estimates vary widely, but even some of the most liberal surveys indicate that defensive gun use in the United States occurs over 100,000 times per year and perhaps as many as 3 million times. That number is likely rising.
With liberals nationwide demanding that police forces be defunded, we’re now seeing an emerging trend where citizens are forced to take matters into their own hands. Local news reports out of Philadelphia indicate that, if defensive gun use continues on its current course, the city will see a 500 percent increase in citizens defending themselves with firearms since just last year.