It’s never a good day when bad guys bust into your home in the middle of the night.
The best you can do is to be prepared with a plan. As they say, proper prior planning prevents p*** poor performance.
Those who eschew guns and gun ownership call good guys with a gun when the big, bad wolf bumps into their world.
Firearm owners are the good guy with a gun when Mr. Wolf comes a-knockin’.
This was proven twice in recent days, in both scenarios. (H/t to Miguel’s Gun Free Zone)
Case #1 is from San Antonio. Cops say two men kicked down the door to an apartment at 3am.
Unfortunately for them, the gun owner retrieved his gun when he heard the commotion and was ready when the Big, Bad Wolf and his sidekick made entry.
The bad boys ran smack dab into a homeowner with the knowledge, skill and attitudes to use his firearm effectively to defend his home. The bad guys scrambled to flee, but not before getting some hot lead supplements.
They ran out to their car, only to meet the San Antonio PD, responding to the home invasion call.
Talk about bad luck…
There was even more bad luck for one of the invaders, who expired from his wounds.
Sucks (or sucking wound) to be him.
Case #2 is from Miami. A couple of guys were sitting in an enclosed patio when they saw three young, black males loitering suspiciously. One of the men, a 20-year-old, went out to confront the boys, but ended up on the short end of the stick when the kids produced guns and announced a robbery. They forced him back into the porch and as the boys were forcing them men into the home, they tried to close the sliding glass door on the punks. The black boys opened fire, and the homeowner was shot multiple times, and left paralyzed from the waist down.
Police identified the boys as being 15-years-old.
Lots of lessons to take away from both incidents, not the least of which is to access your personal safety tool if you notice suspicious behavior. It can and will save your life.
Or you can call good guys with guns to come show up and hope and pray they arrive in time.