As reported, a home invader in his 20’s knocked on an apartment door on the 1400 block of Broadway, in San Diego, CA. When an occupant opened the door, the home invader forced his way inside and used his handgun to threaten the occupants’ lives. One of those occupants grabbed a shotgun, and shot the home invader in self defense. The home invader was pronounced dead at Sharp Memorial Hospital about an hour later. None of the apartment occupants were harmed.
Once again, gun ownership is the best way to defend oneself when facing a home invasion – especially when the criminals are armed with guns. Those who are unarmed, or who are armed with an inferior weapon, will often end up overpowered by the criminal, with dire consequences. Nor can a citizen rely upon the police for protection, as they are minutes away while it takes a criminal who is breaking in just seconds to get to their victim. It is also important to note that the police will sometimes fail to help even when asked repeatedly, and they are not legally liable for that failure. Adding to the problem, police are 5.5 times more likely than an armed citizen to shoot the wrong person, meaning that there is a certain degree of danger anytime there are armed police coming to the aid of a citizen.