A Texas homeowner hit his neighbor’s house with a round after opening fire on someone trying to break into his own home.
The Dallas News reports that police were called to the Euless home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area around 11:30 p.m. Before they arrived, though, the intruder kicked in the front window. This caused the homeowner, who also is a gun owner, to go outside and confront the suspect. The homeowner fired several shots, and even followed the suspect as he fled to a nearby road. No one was injured in the incident, which is actually quite lucky since one of the shots fire hit a nearby home where two adults and two children were inside. Police have made no arrests in the case.
Texas Homeowner Got Very Lucky
Few will fault the homeowner for defending his home. Someone was trying to get inside; he fired some shots to stop the intruder. However, folks need to remember that they are responsible for every bullet that leaves their guns. This is why Gun Safety Rule No. 4 is so important. Before firing a shot you should always be aware of your target and what’s behind it. In this case, the homeowner didn’t pay attention to what was behind his intended target. Because of this, he put four people’s lives in danger, not counting the folks inside other homes in the area.
Gun owners need to understand the gun safety rules, particularly the first four gun safety rules. If everyone followed these four rules, accidental shootings would practically disappear. Guns might go off due to a malfunction or other reason, but no one would be injured. That is the point. This Texas man locked in on his target and let nothing else concern him, which is a mistake. In many areas, this man could have faced charges; it’s something to think about.
- Treat every gun as if it were loaded
- Never point it at anything you are not willing to destroy
- Keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot
- Know your target and what’s beyond it
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by Personal Defense World / May 2, 2019