Home invasions and need for high capacity magazines

This story from Houston.

5 shot, 3 killed after homeowner opens fire on suspects during apparent home invasion

Authorities are investigating after dozens of shots were fired in east Houston.

According to a detective, the incident began as a home invasion at the 7000 block of Sherman.

Authorities say the homeowner defended himself when the suspects entered the home. Following the shooting, the suspects fled from the scene.

Police have set up a perimeter stretching from Harrisburg to Sherman to Capitol, along 71st Street.

At another scene, a vehicle was found about two blocks from the shooting, where a man was found dead in the backseat.

Authorities say that out of five people shot, three of them died. All were suspects in the alleged home invasion.

Five people were shot, all of them were home invaders.  Five.  Five home invaders.

Remember back in 2017 we covered a story about a home invasion in Oklahoma where three armed people broke into a house and were killed by a resident with an AR-15.  There was also a getaway driver in that case, bringing the total criminal count to four.

Then there was this home invasion in Georgia that was caught on security camera.

What makes you, or anybody else, think that when a home invasion happens it’s just going to be one bad guy.

There is a good chance it won’t be.

Multiple bad guys means multiple rounds fired.  Like Clint Smith says, people “shoot till it’s empty.”

In your boxer shorts late at night, you aren’t going to carrying reloads – you probably won’t have time to reload – you have what is in your gun.

When some politician says you only need 10 rounds, or seven, or five, or whatever, and that is enough for personal defense, they are full of shit.

When five people break into your home at night, few things even the score like a 30 round magazine.

5 Replies to “Home invasions and need for high capacity magazines”

  1. 1. always keep a spare mag next to your pistol…
    2. grab them both when necessary
    3. practice shooting with a single hand, both left and right

  2. On the Oklahoma shooting example, female getaway driver:

    “Records show that Rodriguez was originally charged with first-degree felony murder for the deaths of the teens and pleaded not guilty to those charges.

    She has now pleaded guilty to reduced charges of second-degree murder.

    Rodriguez was sentenced to 45 years in prison on each count. Those sentences will run concurrently.

    In addition to the murder charges, she pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary.”

  3. On the Geogia shooting example:

    “First I chose to call 911. I called on the phone while I took out the pistol. But my phone call couldn’t get through. So I had to open fire on them while calling 911,” said Chen.”

    You are your own first responder!

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