As reported, a homeowner used his gun to stop a burglar:
Police say that just before 6:45pm, a homeowner encountered a burglar in his house on the 100 block of West 4th Street in Lancaster, Texas. Acting in self defense, the homeowner is said to have fired his gun, striking the burglar and ending the home invasion. Upon arriving at the scene, police reportedly found the body 19 year old David Franco Ruiz. No injuries to the homeowner or any bystanders were mentioned in news reports.
Once again, we have an armed citizen who was able to successfully defend themselves – as happens about 2.5 million times each year in the USA. Rather than being harmed because he had nothing of sufficient value for the burglar to take, or just because the burglar was in a sadistic mood, this man was able to avoid injury. In addition to saving himself, this homeowner’s self defense actions likely saved others from suffering a similar fate in the future.
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