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Old 11-17-2007, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I'm not losing any sleep over two dead robbers who brazenly break into a home in broad daylight, but if the quotes in the Chron are accurate this guy has big legal problems ahead.

"Mr. Horn, do not go outside the house. You're going to get yourself shot if you go outside that house with a gun," the dispatcher told Horn at one point.

"You wanna make a bet," Horn responded. "I'm gonna kill them. They're gonna get away."


Attorney: Pasadena man didn't intend to kill | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (broken link)

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Old 11-17-2007, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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One of the things I miss about living in Texas.

Living in Texas the robbers HAD to be aware this was a posibility therefore I can't feel sorry for them.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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One of the things I miss about living in Texas.

Living in Texas the robbers HAD to be aware this was a posibility therefore I can't feel sorry for them.
Uh...could you ever feel sorry for robbers? I know someone (was, and still is a friend of mine), who broke into a few houses in Katy. He was caught and sent to JJ for a year. I don't feel sorry for him at all.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I'm not losing any sleep over two dead robbers who brazenly break into a home in broad daylight, but if the quotes in the Chron are accurate this guy has big legal problems ahead.

"Mr. Horn, do not go outside the house. You're going to get yourself shot if you go outside that house with a gun," the dispatcher told Horn at one point.

"You wanna make a bet," Horn responded. "I'm gonna kill them. They're gonna get away."


Attorney: Pasadena man didn't intend to kill | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (broken link)

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Exactly. He doesn't make a strong argument for defending himself or his property.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Uh...could you ever feel sorry for robbers? I know someone (was, and still is a friend of mine), who broke into a few houses in Katy. He was caught and sent to JJ for a year. I don't feel sorry for him at all.
Robbers won't get any sorrow from me. The people they harm, the homeowners they hurt, the peope they frighten are the ones I feel sorry for.

I know firsthand the kind of fear this kind of crime engenders in the people who live in the area nevermind the people whose home they break into. They put a bullseye on their forehead, their doing, not the shooter.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 09:10 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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they should state that there was a possiblity that someone(neighbor) is inside the house, could be tied up, injured or dead.

doesnt it make you wonder how burglars know when youre not home? there are cases when people are abducted then taken to their homes to rob them of their valuables then killed.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 09:12 PM
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Robbers won't get any sorrow from me. The people they harm, the homeowners they hurt, the peope they frighten are the ones I feel sorry for.

I know firsthand the kind of fear this kind of crime engenders in the people who live in the area nevermind the people whose home they break into. They put a bullseye on their forehead, their doing, not the shooter.
Damn right! (pardon the french, ladies). It is about time the scum of the earth became afraid of the law abiding citizen. Again, maybe this fellow wasn't the most likeable man on the planet, and had some questionable notions. BUT..by damn and high cotton, he was in the right, in the whole scheme of things.

Personally? I am a very peaceable and easy going man. To the point of being tender hearted. But I have no sympathy whatsover for street thugs who make a living off violating and terrorizing others. Far as I am concerned? As someone said earlier. Just a few less dirtbags off the sidewalk. Good riddance.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 09:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I don't think anyone here feels that these guys weren't thugs. I think some of us just feel the shooter might not have had the best judgment and might have brazenly broken the law himself. Do two wrongs make a right? Not if his mistake ultimately affects whether or not I can protect myself in the future. This is just the kind of stuff anti-gun folks eat up with a spoon.

Someone asked on another board why he didn't aim for their legs, arms, or feet. It's not like he was unfamiliar with a shotgun. I have to wonder the same thing.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't think anyone here feels that these guys weren't thugs. I think some of us just feel the shooter might not have had the best judgment and might have brazenly broken the law himself. Do two wrongs make a right? Not if his mistake ultimately affects whether or not I can protect myself in the future. This is just the kind of stuff anti-gun folks eat up with a spoon.

Someone asked on another board why he didn't aim for their legs, arms, or feet. It's not like he was unfamiliar with a shotgun. I have to wonder the same thing.
If he shot and injured the person, then he could have been prosecuted. The law says the robbers (burglars, etc.) must be killed. They can sue you if you get injured. For example, if they get cut for breaking into your window, you can get sued.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 10:16 PM
 
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Well if the old man isn't happy where he's living now, he can move next door to me.
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