Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Knock-Knock, Kick-Kick, Bang-Bang

Elderly Homeowner Shoots Through Door, Kills Suspected Intruder - Breitbart:
According to WRAL [link], 71-year-old homeowner Paul Morgan said he and his wife were asleep when they heard the sound of someone kicking their front door. He grabbed the gun he keeps by the bed and went to the door, where his wife believes multiple suspects were allegedly trying to kick the door down. Morgan said he yelled for the alleged intruders to stop, but they allegedly continued trying to break the door open, so he opened fire. Police arrived to find one suspect lying dead on the sidewalk.
Channeling Paul Harvey for "The Rest Of The Story".

I absolutely do NOT condone shooting through a door.    Yes, it sounds like a home invasion, but it also sounds like a drunk at the wrong door, and several other possible scenarios.

We don't know how violent this 'attack' was, we have only one side of the story and that's all we ever will have.

Assuming the validity of the home-owner statements, four things seem evident from this account:
  1. somebody beat the heck out of the door trying to get in
  2. somebody didn't stop the assault when warned by the home-owner 
  3. somebody is dead
  4. The home-owner and his family are alive.
It will be interesting to follow this story, assuming we can.  I'm sure there is more to it than what we have already been told.


David aka True Blue Sam said...

Been there, and did not shoot. I could not "Be sure of my target and what lies beyond it." We had cops on the way, and what if a cop is coming up behind your perp? Wait for the perp to gain entrance; be well trained and confident in your abilities. Save yourself a lot of trouble.

David aka True Blue Sam said...

PS: The perp just left for a ten year vacation at Menard.

Jerry The Geek said...

Good On You, Cobber!
Discretion is often the better part of valour.

And knowing when it is better to shoot than not to shoot (and vice versa!) is the measure of a responsible gunowner.

Besides, it's much more satisfying to know that the Bad Guy is going to exist through ten years of Hell than that you have put him into Purgatory.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Uncle Joe Biden advise the citizens to shoot through the door with their trusty double barrel shotguns?