A drunk guy walks into a stranger’s house and gets shot, and people are in shock. A 36-year old intoxicated male belligerently intrudes through the front door of a stranger’s home. The homeowner gave a verbal warning, stating “I have a gun. Safety’s on, but if you don’t go out the door, safety won’t be on.” The homeowner shot the intruder who was taken to the hospital and later died.
I know, this doesn’t sound like breaking news at first glance, it didn’t to me either. Then I saw this video and the response of the mother to the deceased male. I was standing in my kitchen saying “what in the actual hell?”
The mother doesn’t understand why the homeowner would shoot her son? Why didn’t he call the police and wait for their response and assistance, she asks?
A stranger makes his way into your home aggressively, refuses to leave after a verbal warning, and you can’t understand why a homeowner in his own right, used lethal means for self-defense?
I work in the mental health field – with kids. I’d like to think that I’ve heard and seen a lot. But this…blew my mind. I’m 110% Pro-Second Amendment, and while the outcome was fatal, this is exactly why citizens are allowed and choose to bear arms in their home. It’s not the fault of the homeowner for not taking into consideration this man was highly intoxicated.
Should bank tellers give attempted robbers a full physical and verbal assessment before pushing the little red button under their desk? Why wouldn’t they just call the police and wait for their help?
If it’s between protecting my children or pointing and shooting a 12 gauge at an intruder, then take a seat cupcake, you aren’t going to walk out of my house unscathed.