With all this talk of gun control throughout the country, one state has taken it’s own stand on gun control: Allowing it’s resident’s to”control” firearms and exercise their 2nd amendment rights so they can protect themselves. This story from Texas is another self defense gun use that allowed a family to survive a break-in and took 2 criminals off the streets.
Click2houston reported this self defense gun use story and you probably won’t hear about it from the main stream media. But that’s why we started Guns ‘n’ Freedom: To set the record straight on 2nd amendment issues.
HOUSTON – Police said three men broke into an apartment, demanded money and showed a gun, but what they didn’t know is the resident also had a gun and shot two of them to death.
Neighbors at Oak Leaf Village heard gunshots around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Houston police said there was a home invasion at one of the apartments.
Lila Pena’s husband, Javier Ortiz, got out his gun and fatally shot two of the men.
“They said ‘the money, the money,'” said Pena.
Pena said her kids witnessed the whole thing, including her oldest child, 7-year-old Fernando Ortiz.
“My dad took the gun out, then he shot the two,” said Fernando. “He’s a great hero.”
The family said they were shook up but are now okay.
Police are now trying to find the third suspect that ran away.
“There was a third suspect that fled the scene,” said Ivan Ulloa of HPD’s Homicide Division. “We have very limited information on that person.”
Local 2’s Camille Williams reported it appeared Ortiz shot at the men out of self-defense, but this case will be sent to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for review to determine whether or not he’ll face charges.
We agree with the little boy. Although the anti-gun media and anti-gun lawmakers will try to criminalize this kind of “vigilante” justice, the father is a hero. He made a very difficult decision by taking action, but the easy decision was made when he decided to exercise his 2nd amendment rights and arm himself in his home.
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