Resident Shoots Knife-Wielding Home Invader

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Resident Shoots Knife-Wielding Home Invader
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-( San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports this week (8/7/2016) in Norwalk, California a local resident shot and wounded a knife-wielding intruder who broke into his home while his family was inside about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning in the 14400 block of Graystone.

A woman at the home heard noises coming from the front of the house and alerted the male resident. As he went to investigate, the suspect apparently went around to the rear of the residence. He then broke through a set of French doors armed with a knife.

The male resident shot the armed intruder in the torso. The suspect fled on foot but was taken into custody about a block away by responding Sherriff’s Deputies.

The wounded suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Children were also present at the home but no family members in the home were hurt.

The resident who shot the burglar was not arrested as detectives continue looking into what appears to be a case of self-defense.


Perfect, I’m sure the investigation result will be a clean self-defense shooting.

A gun in the home and the will to use it saves the family. Consider for a moment what happens if this is an un-armed household. Not a pretty picture is it?

Having a firearm and the training to enable safe use provides security when clearly there is no time to await for law enforcement to get to where they are needed.

Average response times for a police response is 7 to 10 minutes nationally, sometimes far longer on busy nights or in rural areas.

You are your own first responder, be trained and equipped for the job.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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First let me say I believe police all over our country do a very good job. I have many retired police friends. But as they always told me do what you have to do to protect you and yours cause “when seconds count, we are only minutes away.”


And what will main street clown media and the ANTI 2A people have to say about this type of situation – I think we all know…I am so glad I finally made the decision to arm myself and to do it well!!! I am not foolish enough to think I can put my life in the hands of 911 and wait for who knows how long for them to arrive and “save” me and my family. I want to say thank you to my friends Mr Glock and Mr S&W to name a few…

John Hauserman

It’s better to put your life in the hands of 1911.


Won’t hear about this on the Lame Stream Media. Doesn’t fit the narrative of guns are evil, gun owners are more evil, and the use of said gun in defense of life is the most evil. Be a victim. If you die we will Tweet tear jerking memes and post Facebook messages about how terrible it was the perpetrator was abused as a child…