Licensed Gun Owner Shoots Home Invader

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Licensed Gun Owner Shoots Home Invader
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

Las Vegas, NV –-(Ammoland.com)- PA Homepage.com & The Times News report this week (8/12/216) in Pennsylvania, a local resident in Blythe Township’s village of Cumbola was startled out of his sleep just after 1AM on Friday morning. Someone started banging on the front door of his Market Street home.

The male subject outside was yelling he just wanted his car keys. The resident responded he had no idea what the man on his porch was talking about.

The individual continued the pounding, so the 50 year old resident called 911. As he was waiting for police, the intruder broke through his front door and entered the home. Believing he had no other option, the resident shot the man in the abdomen with his .40 caliber handgun.

Responding police took the as yet unidentified 40-year-old suspect to Lehigh Valley Hospital. He is listed in stable condition. Investigators discovered he was looking for a woman who ended up being in a house next door.

The resident says he is a carry permit holder. Police have not yet released the name of the suspect and so far investigators are not saying what (if any) charges they are considering in the shooting.

Cumbola is a tiny, quiet community of 443 residents

Comments:

This idiot intruder was at the wrong house! One can guess that the irate intruder was likely under the influence of something causing him to ignore the warnings.

The resident was clearly right in feeling threatened and showed good judgement in waiting until the last moment to defend himself.

From what we know, charges should not be brought in this case. If the 911 call was recorded, the pounding and warnings will be heard before the door crash noise and the shot. Hopefully that unimpeachable witness for the defense exists.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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ExNuke

Regressives like the word “licensed”, it implies that someone is Government approved. Anything not “required” should be “prohibited”, that way they don’t have to think and nothing can ever be their own fault.

Billy McGill

Here we go again. The use of the term “licensed individual” or “registered or licensed gun” are thrown around like popcorn at a movie. In this article the home owner was a concealed carry permit holder. He is not “licensed” as the head line reads. And none of this matters because he was in his home therefore no permit needed. Now, does PA require a permit to have a gun in the home? Let’s hope not. Concealed carry permits are for public carry. What we do on our own property is our own business. For now that is. And guns… Read more »

Steve

My first thoughts when I saw this story!

TRUTH BE TOLD

You get a person of flakka and you need a gun….. that couple in tequesta fl could of used one….

TRUTH BE TOLD

Good thing the owner was armed and did the correct thing…… anyone coming through door or window needs shot

wake_Up_America

Good for the homeowner, no doubt about it!! The guy was obviously drunk or dropped up and or both and he broke down a persons front door or whatever. Sorry, but that sort of behavior is still frowned upon in this country. Think how bad things may have ended if the homeowner had no form of protection……So glad I finally woke up and made friends with glock and S&W, etc, etc……

james

Jorge, makes no difference if attacker was armed or not, you don’t need a gun or a baseball bat to harm somebody,
bare hands and strength can be sufficient.

JOE CHAMBERLAIN

james to begin with you are stupid . a 50 yr old may be able to but if the idiot is on something then you got a different case. i’m 76 and if someone breaks in my door he’s dead.

wake_Up_America

I think you misunderstood him buddy…….

john

not knowing what was going on or possibly going to happen,he made the right choice,Why wait …………..

Wild Bill

@Joe C, james is quite correctly writing about the “Disparity of Force” issue of the law of self defense. For instance, if a 76 year old person is just walking down the street minding his own business. And that 76 year young person is attacked by a 25 year old in the prime of his life. Then that 76 year old person may be able to articulate why he was in fear of death or great bodily harm. And the jury may agree that the 76 year old person was reasonable in using deadly force to defend himself. At this… Read more »

Wild Bill

, Jorge is in Argentina. I doubt that he is familiar with the disparity of force subtlety in the American law of self defense. Or maybe he is.

Jorge Norberto Pedace

LA CUESTIÓN ES SABER SI EL INTRUSO ESTABA ARMADO,HASTA DONDE SE LE PUEDE REPROCHAR,ESTA RÍA CON EL CARGO DE INVASIÓN DE MORADA,MÁXIME SI LOS MORADORES DE LA CASA SE HALLABAN
DESCANSANDO,ADEMÁS EL MENCIONADO SUJETO,TENDRÁ QUE RESPONDER A LAS AUTORIDADES COMO ES POSIBLE QUE SE HAYA EQUIVOCADO DE VIVIENDA,YA QUE AQUÍ EL HABERSE EQUIVOCADO,NO ES DIS
CULPA ALGUNA,YA QUE ES MUY DIFÍCIL DE SER CREÍDO.

Rex May

Huh??

John Hauserman

I would love to know what you are talking about, are you trying to make some kind of statement or something?

Tionico

Jorge, makes no difference whether the intruder was armed. In nearly every state, anyone making forcible entry into an occupied dwelling is considered a lethal threat, armed or not. Those rightly in the home may do as this homeowner did and bring lethal force to bear. He does not even need a Mother May I Card to carry concealed… he is WITHIN his own home, and is free to be armed, and to USE that force to repel any uninvited intruders.