It proved quite a learning experience for a quartet of unemployed rocket scientists last month east of Houston. These young men apparently never knew that most folks in the Lone Star State own firearms. Or maybe these wizards of smart thought the four of them, wearing masks and carrying pistols, would be able intimidate their victims into submission. Who knows…maybe they’d successfully pulled this off before. Maybe more than once.
Whatever the case, their luck ran out at around 10:40p a couple of Fridays ago in Channelview, Texas. That’s where the formerly fab four ran smack dab into a 17-year-old resident toting a shotgun.
Now, what happens to a bad guy when he soaks up a chest full of buckshot at room-length distances? Again, it proved a very educational evening for the fab four.
When they attacked, the young man took action to save himself and others in the home including a woman, a 12-year-old and another 17-year-old male.
Judging by the KTRK news video, it looks like the homeowner used buckshot against the masked marauders. With positively impressive results when it came to stopping power. It apparently dropped them where they formerly stood. That’s impressive one-shot stopping power.
KTRK’s report also obtained some home surveillance video of the suspects exiting their car prior to their educational epiphanies.
Once the home invaders tried forcing entry, that’s when the shooting began in both directions. After two of the quartet absorbed loads of buckshot and fell pretty much where they stood, the now duo quickly decided they had somewhere — anywhere — else they’d rather be on that Friday night.
Here’s the KTRK ABC13 story . . .
Two armed men were shot and killed by a 17-year-old while they attempted a home invasion, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. …
Upon arrival, deputies said they located two men with apparent gunshot wounds on the lawn along the side of a residence…
A woman, a 12-year-old boy, and two 17-year-old men were inside the home during the attempted home invasion but were not injured, Gonzalez said.
Deputies said one of the 17-year-olds retrieved a shotgun and discharged it several times, striking the two intruders.
Nothing stops an attacker in his tracks quite like a rifled slug or a load of buckshot to the chest. That’s one lesson these bad guys learned the hard way.
Hopefully the victim family won’t face further attacks or retaliation. But if so, they knows what works – really well – against multiple attackers.
At GSL Defense Training classes, we share a teachable moment with students on the energy transfer from various firearm loads against jugs of water. After all, water is the biggest ingredient in bad guys.
What’s beside your nightstand?