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Mother and Adult Daughter Hold Burglar at Bay with a Pistol.

Written by Gary North on September 24, 2012

A burglar, newly released from prison, broke into a woman’s home and went through her purse. She was outside washing the car. When she came in, she confronted him.

He had taken $8. He tried to give her back the money. She refused.

He then tried to escape. She locked the door. She called for her daughter to bring down her gun.

The guy could have killed her at the point. But he didn’t. She was not wearing a sidearm.

The daughter brought down the gun. They held him until the police arrived.

He had been convicted eight times of burglary. This will be his ninth. I think there is a pattern here.Two, actually: the burglar and the parole board

Who is really stupid here: the burglar, who will go back to jail for $8, or the parole board, which keeps releasing him, or the taxpayers, who do not implement a system of restitution of victims?

It was nice that the woman had a pistol in the house. It was nice that her daughter knew where it was. But I think I would have let him go, had I not been packing iron at the time. I don’t think $8 is worth risking getting killed.

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19 thoughts on “Mother and Adult Daughter Hold Burglar at Bay with a Pistol.

  1. Paul Paskey says:

    The first rule of a gunfight is to have a gun…

    On your person.

  2. The author would have let him go showing the degredation of principles in the US. This burglar invaded the womans home and life. She should fight to the death to make sure this punk pays. Or, like the weak-kneed author, let the guy go to commit other crimes and possible hurt someone because they are afraid to do the right thing. Take a stand.

  3. My suggestion is take the safety off and empty the clip in the direction of the burglar. If more of them died doing their thing we would have fewer to deal with. The old adage God created men but Sam Colt made them equal is still applicable.

  4. The burglar should get down on their knees and give thanks they are still alive.

    Thanks to castle laws in most U.S. states, all the homeowner (or legal tenant) has to say is "I feared for my life. I want a lawyer" when the police arrive to haul away the body.

  5. […] will be his ninth. I think there is a pattern here.Two, actually: the burglar and the parole boardREAD MORE  September 24th, 2012 | Tags: Burglar, Parole, Pistol, Police, prison, Sidearm | Category: […]

  6. Actually, it wouldn't qualify as burglary unless it was at night. If had been burglary, according to Bible law, this woman would have had the right to kill the intruder, even if were discovered he was unarmed, with impunity:

    "Because many of today’s pulpits are filled with antinomian, pacifistic, anti-gun pastors, most of today’s Christians are unaware Yahweh ordered His disciples to arm themselves. Consequently, Christians have looked to the Second Amendment for their authority to keep and bear arms. Had they been following the Apostle Paul’s instructions in 2 Timothy 2:15 (“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”) instead of relying on such pastors, they would have found their authority in the Bible. The question regarding firearms is one of self-defense:

    'If the thief is caught while breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account. But if the sun has risen on him, there will be bloodguiltiness on his account….' (Exodus 22:2-3, NASB)

    "The crime described in this passage is not theft, but burglary. 'Bouvier’s Law Dictionary' defines burglary:

    'The breaking and entering the house of another in the night-time, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether the felony be actually committed or not.' (John Bouvier, “Burglary,” Bouvier’s Law Dictionary: A Concise Encyclopedia of the Law, 3 vols. (Kansas City, MO: Vernon Law Book Company, 1914) vol. 1, p. 404. )

    "A person who defends his family, home, or possessions by killing a thief in the dark of the night is not to be held accountable for murder. However, if an unarmed thief who has no intent to cause bodily harm is killed during daylight hours, the killer is to be held responsible for the thief’s death."

    For more, see Chapter 12, "Amendment 2: Self-Defense: Constitutional or Biblical?" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective" at http://www.missiontoisrael.org/biblelaw-constitut….

  7. Good for her…excellent!! She must have been so angry at seeing some moron in her house trying to steal from her……just like the "government" is doing to American citizens every day!!! This criminal picked the wrong person….I'm sure she would have used the gun if she needed to, and assessed the situation to make sure she and her daughter were safe until the police arrived. More people need this attitude….don't come in my house uninvited or you may not leave alive!! We are tired of being used!!!!

  8. Texas Chris says:

    I agree. I catch him in the house, I kill him. Sad, but simple; your home is your safe zone. An intruder in your home violates your safety, threatens your life, and must be dealt with in the most severe fashion.

  9. Texas Chris says:

    Actually, you just demand the lawyer. Period. Don't say anything else.

  10. Texas Chris says:

    Not in Texas.

    Catch 'em in the house, pull the trigger every time.

  11. Well, that's not biblical in this senario – the bible allows you to kill in daylight as well as after dark – the latter one with impunity… no questions need be asked.

    I advise ANYONE who is holding a gun on anyone, to have the safety OFF, ALWAYS until the treat is removed one way or another. This man was apparently not a violent man and did value women and may even be reachable through Jesus word. He could have easily harmed two women.

    This violation, with specifically no violent acts demonstrated by the perp is not a law that would receive the death penalty, in fact he is to pay back MORE than was taken… the punishment if we adhere to Yah's method will quickly remove those with a proclivity to this into self rehabilitation. That said, walking into someones house is walking a very thin line, and I take that in daytime or not as a near nuclear miss… it can be life threatening… no one knows what kind of actions a fool like that would do. Case by case basis, probably more than not would get shot by me, however if there is NO THREAT of agression – the death penalty is not warranted here.

  12. You are right on, Texas Chris. I am a widow that lives alone in the country. I have a Winchester 22, a Barreta hand gun, and a Winchester Defender shot gun. Loaded and ready. Don’t mess with this grandma.

  13. The way that I see it, he should also be facing an assault charge in addition to the burglary charge. He is getting off light with only the burglary charge. There was a witness to the assault, and it was the daughter that held the gun on the burglar.

  14. Actually, she could have said that she feared for her mother's life since the crook and the mother were struggling on the floor. I wouldn't hold it against her, and I don't think a jury would either.

  15. If thieves are not forced to make biblical restitution to their victims (not the State) they will continue being thieves. "We the People" are the stupid ones for going to the polls every four years thinking that voting another ruler who submits only to human law and not God's, will somehow bring "Change". The answer is to recognize the King as Sovereign, and follow His commandments, statutes and judgments alone.

  16. What those who are in favor of this guy being sent to jail (for this or any crime) fail to realize is: Then EVERYBODY IS being PUNISHED for his crime as it now costs all those "taxpayers" to pay for his jail time (I think it's about 80.00 per day now – and rising) and then about 40.00 per day for parole – and rising). Where's the justice in that ? The Scriptures require restitution to the victim as well stated by Ethan.

    Those in favor of gunning him down while unarmed or no matter what the circumstances and just because he's in the house would be guilty of murder. Ted Weiland's comment is correct — No matter what the god Texas', or any other god's (state's) man made law states. If he's caught in the daylight and unarmed, using him for target practice is not an option. (Remember, it's the gods municipal, county and state of … that gave you The Law Enforcement Growth Industry in the first place.)

    Justice is what is to be sought, according to God's Law, not man's.

  17. GUNS in the right hands is a GOOD THING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Actually I am surprised the cops didn't arrest Mom for stopping him from taking off. after all stealing is not against the law, self defense is , especially if the guy is an illegal immigrant (invader)

  19. He wanted to get caught, thats why he keeps committing the same low profile crimes,
    its better in prison for some people, 3 meals, health care, clean clothes, no taxes, free TV.
    He could have just walked out but stayed shows his mentality.