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  • itsyoureternalsoul Dec 17, 2012

    generic comment that can pass the "comment editor"

  • atheistswillserveinhell Dec 17, 2012

    one less dirt bag

  • wbush2 Dec 17, 2012

    I really don't feel sorry for the intruder..Even if I was in the homeowner shoes and they did charge me I would not care in a sense..

  • MonkeyFace Dec 17, 2012

    It is illegal for individuals in Great Britian to own guns - and they have 6 times the number of home invasions as the US - enough said.
    heisenberg
    ------------I'd like to know where you got that information from. Care to share the link?

  • PracticalMagick Dec 17, 2012

    And how do we think this might have turned out if the homeowner had not been allowed to legally own a firearm?

    Just askin' the question.

  • esprg Dec 17, 2012

    Ditto JohnnyVoodoo

  • paultaylorsr100 Dec 17, 2012

    "Since they've turned this over to the DA, it may not be as clear cut as it seem."

    This is probably just a policy issue since a death was involved. Pass it to the D/A for judgment.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Dec 17, 2012

    Am glad the homeowner was able to defend themselves and terminate the threat.

  • bubbaredneck Dec 17, 2012

    This is the story that needs to be shown at prime time! where is the publicity behind this?? Nobody wants to see when the good guys come out ahead every once in a while!

  • heisenberg Dec 17, 2012

    It is illegal for individuals in Great Britian to own guns - and they have 6 times the number of home invasions as the US - enough said.

  • 75Tarheel Dec 17, 2012

    Good guys 1 - bad guys 0.....a perfect ending to a bad crime..

  • Issac Ishmed Dec 17, 2012

    I believe in the right to own firearms, and in their regulation. I also believe in telling the truth. Bad things happen in this world, and owning a firearm will not change that. It makes us feel better, but there is no evidential basis to believe it makes us any safer.
    tgiv

    I'm gonna tell the truth about this case. It sure made it safer for that homeowner...

  • 426X3 Dec 17, 2012

    Good for the homeowner. Hopefully the DA will drop the case.

  • tgiv Dec 17, 2012

    Or like criminals do, they'll simply adjust to more violent tactics.

    What constitutes "normal", that which occurs most often? If so, then statistically this was a good outcome, but not a normal one.

    I believe in the right to own firearms, and in their regulation. I also believe in telling the truth. Bad things happen in this world, and owning a firearm will not change that. It makes us feel better, but there is no evidential basis to believe it makes us any safer.

  • Preebok Dec 17, 2012

    Too bad somebody didn't do this when he committed one of the other MANY offenses. Geez. Why was he not in jail??

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Dec 17, 2012

    Hope the homeowner can find peace again. Too bad he had to experience that and remember it for the rest of his life. As for the intruder, he just reaped what he sowed. People aren't always going to roll over and "hope" they don't get hurt or killed when someone else tries to impose their will. I hope no one ever breaks into my home where my family rests peacefully but if they do my next hope is that I get the drop on them. I won't willingly let the fate of my children, wife, and myself ride on the decision making ability of a burglar

  • superman Dec 17, 2012

    I keep a loaded firearm all the time. Especially now when people think about breaking in and stealing Christmas. Even take it to the front door when the doorbell rings. They better be ready--cause I am.

  • ndadszucs Dec 17, 2012

    'Since they've turned this over to the DA, it may not be as clear cut as it seem.' -Rebelyell55

    The DA always reviews cases such as this. Always.

  • Gilgamesh 2 Dec 17, 2012

    I live in Henderson and its getting to be a rough town,but people comminting crimes beware,more will get what they deserve
    when breaking and entering,we will not Hesitate when you come
    thur our doors....step up

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 17, 2012

    Since they've turned this over to the DA, it may not be as clear cut as it seem. If the guy was breaking in, then it shouldn't be an issue at all.
    I think as usual we'll have to wait for the "rest of the story".

  • jfdavis Dec 17, 2012

    I too would have to also assume, if someone is breaking into my home that they mean harm to myself and/or my family. I could just hope that the result would mimic this case and as soon as the investigation showed that I was within my legal bounds to protect my family, I would construct a large sign and display it in my front yard proudly for all to see. The sign would read as follows:
    You will have better odds at another house!
    Latest Update
    Homeowner 1
    Burglar 0

    Just Sayin'

  • Nicm Dec 17, 2012

    Interesting...I wonder why this isn't a front page story.

  • YippiYiyoKiYay Dec 17, 2012

    If you have need, ask. More than likely it will be given. But when you try to take, you get what you get. Unfortunately, this isn't the outcome most of the time.

  • shanemane1986 Dec 17, 2012

    I don't believe stories like this will stop people from breaking into homes, but if this were to happen they won't get a chance to do it again haha!

  • rlwieland Dec 17, 2012

    If I am in my home and someone is breaking in I have to assume they mean me harm and I plan to shot. I hope I never have to, but I congratulate this person for defending themselves and not being a victom.

  • Glock07 Dec 17, 2012

    They will eventually stop intruding if they keep seeing good stories like this.

  • WRALSUCKS Dec 17, 2012

    Score one for the good guys.

    Thanks for posting what is the normal GOOD outcome from people owning firearms for self protection

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