Two young men, armed with guns, entered a Katy, Texas, home through the garage and walked straight into the residence, focused on a clean robbery. That’s when they encountered a 60-year-old grandmother—and her pistol.
Harris County, Texas, Deputy Thomas Gilliland told KTRK-TV, “She confronted both suspects, retrieved a handgun and fired several times.” One of the suspects was killed at the scene, while the accomplice jumped a fence and remains on the run. Investigators have yet to determine if this was a crime of opportunity, or if the home was targeted.
“From what we understand, it's a rental home but there are several people who live in the home. But this morning she was by herself,” Gilliland said. Neighbors are uneasy with the second suspect still at large, but neighbor Catherine Hanks says the grandmother did the right thing. “In the state of Texas, if you're gonna get on somebody’s property, you’re gonna get shot,” she said. “That’s Texas.”
Cartel Members Convicted For “Fast And Furious” Murder
The men who used guns released under the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking scheme to kill an American customs officer have had their day in court and have been found guilty.
Guns.com reports that Jose Emanuel Garcia Sot and Jesus Ivan Quesada Piña were convicted of the 2011 ambush of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila. Both killers, members of the Los Zetas cartel who were extradited from Mexico last year, face mandatory life sentences for the attack, which claimed Zapata’s life while Avila survived.
“Today’s conviction of two cartel members in the horrific murder of ICE agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico is the next step in the Department of Justice’s ongoing efforts to dismantle the cartels and bring them to justice,” announced Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Now if only the people responsible for putting those firearms in the hands of the cartels would be held accountable.
Canadian Man Faces Multiple Charges After Taking Home Intruder’s Gun And Shooting Him
A recent self-defense shooting in Canada shows where Michael Bloomberg, Shannon Watts and other gun-ban advocates would like to take us here in the United States.
According to a report at breitbart.com, a Nova Scotia man faces several charges after wrestling a gun away from one of three home invaders and shooting the invader with the gun. According to the Herald, “Three men entered the residence with guns and a struggle took place with two men inside.” The two men inside the home managed to take away one of the guns and “several shots were fired as the suspects fled.” One of the intruders was hit.
For saving his own life and possibly the lives of others, Kyle Earl Munroe faces pending charges of attempted murder, intent to discharge a firearm, intent to discharge a firearm when being reckless, careless use of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm knowing that possession is unauthorized, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Ginny Simone Reporting: First Line Of Defense
Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County, Fla., has a message for his state’s residents: “If you are a concealed-carry permit holder, carry your guns with you. It’s not doing you any good at the house, it’s not doing you any good in the car.”
NRATV’s Ginny Simone had a chance to sit down with Sheriff Ivey and talk about the video he posted to social media. In it, he calls for an armed citizenry and notes that, “We can’t afford to sit back and wait for the next act of terrorism.”
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office advocates for what Ivey labels the four A’s of survival: Arm yourself, Awareness, Avoidance and Attack. Officials there also offer a course designed as much to teach when not to shoot as when to shoot. The bottom line: “You have to be prepared to be the first line of defense,” he advises. You can watch the full video here.