Disabled 53-Year-Old Woman Uses Firearm to Stop Home Invasion

Home Invasion
Home Invasion

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- At about 2:45 on Saturday afternoon, at the Carrington Place Apartments on FM 1960 West, in the 12700 block, a 53-year-old disabled woman resident used a firearm to stop a crew of criminals who were breaking into her home.

One of the intruders was killed. The other two have been arrested and charged with felony murder. From khou.com:

Deputies said the 18-year-old and a 17-year-old male broke a resident's patio door window. The 53-year-old disabled resident was home alone when the teens broke the window and reached inside and unlocked the door, according to investigators.

The resident fired one shot, killing the teen who was in front, deputies said.

The second suspect, Aren Lacour, as well as 18-year-old Ayanna Harrison, were detained at the scene. Deputies said Harrison was the driver of a nearby getaway vehicle.

Deputies said the getaway vehicle, a white four-door Mercedes-Benz, is linked to other burglaries in the area.

The Carrington Place Apartments are in the NorthWest of the Houston metroplex, near where U.S. Route 290 and Texas Hwy 6 merge.

The getaway driver suspect, as reported by the police, attempted to hide the pistol that had been carried by the deceased home invader. This is a theme people need to be aware of. The destruction and hiding of evidence by criminal associates happens and needs to be guarded against.

It is likely the pistol was stolen in a previous burglary.

Ubiquitous surveillance cameras are making it harder to hide evidence of crimes.  While not mentioned in the reporting so far, it seems unlikely the Mercedes was owned by any of the three teen criminal suspects.

Criminals commonly use stolen cars to commit their crimes.

The disabled woman who shot the lead intruder stopped the crime spree. It is unknown how many crimes she prevented.

Sometimes, young criminals will stop their criminal careers early on. It is not the way to bet. Once theft and preying on other people has become an established behavior, it is an addiction that is difficult to break. Armed home invasion is seldom the first criminal behavior engaged in. By age 18, many criminals have several years of serious crime behind them.

A young criminal is likely to commit thousands of crimes before they are stopped by prison, death, or sometimes, after surviving to their 50s or 60s, realizing the danger and destruction of their activities.

In spite of what is portrayed on television and in the movies, an unarmed 53-year-old woman is no match for two 17 and 18-year-old teen criminals. One of them had a pistol.

As the defender of her castle,  the disabled woman had the tactical advantage and was willing to use it. The most effective defensive arm is useless without the will to use it.

Texas law is the most favorable to home defenders, of any of the States. The policy in Texas is that all homicides are put to grand juries to determine if charges are warranted.

It is a good policy which results in nearly all home defensive shootings being “no billed”, with no charges for the defender.


About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Ej harbet
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Ej harbet

Although she’d probably just like to be left alone id be for giving her the medal of freedom and a gun range membership! As mr weingarten says,theres no telling how much crime her defensive act prevented!

StWayne
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StWayne

Sorry, wrong subject but it won’t let me delete I tried over and over again. Ammoland needs to fix this. It was supposed to go under the the Coronavirus heading. Anywho, for what it’s worth. “Here’s what I did yesterday, as the Coronavirus has us all trapped in our homes, going stir crazy. I set my massive 15” 3-way speakers onto their stands and out onto the deck. I ran my DJ gear from there. I let all 1600 watts fly as I sang such hits from back in the day like “Hotel California” by The Eagles, “Whipping Post” by… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

They surveilled her. Felony-Murder ensued. And in Texas we execute.

Rattlerjake
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Rattlerjake

Nothing but talk. You Texans let them sit in prison for decades before execution, just like many other states. Besides, by 2024 Texas will be a blue state when you consider that all 5 of Texas’ major cities are leftist controlled. Additionally, you Texans STILL allow your illegal alien senator to hold office!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Rattler, We execute more than any other state, but the accused have Constitutional Rights that must be observed. You can not expect a fast lane.
And it is not talk, actually.

Tionico
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Tionico

do you have a name, and some backup evidence concerning that “illegal alien senator”?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Tio, Ted Cruz derived US citizenship from his US citizen mother pursuant to the Immigration Act of 1957.

Ej harbet
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Ej harbet

This!

ColdeadHands75
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ColdeadHands75

You got him on all points mentioned…lol!

mottlee
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mottlee

Just LOVE happy endings…… Play stupid games win stupid prize…

StWayne
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StWayne

The same thing has to be said of all those Millennials refusing to self-quarantine who could give a shit about who they infect. I’m not saying anyone should do this, but I bet they would keep their asses home if every time they went out with mass murder on their mind, a few well placed shots into the sidewalk wouldn’t see them fleeing for the safety of home because now the tables have been turned regarding whose life it is that’s in jeopardy. Just say’n.

Tionico
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Tionico

a shot into the sidewalk would not only NOT be well placed it could well be grounds for arrest and charges laid. This woman only fired ONE SHOT, and that was VERY WELL PLACED.

StWayne
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StWayne

My thinking on that was to put the fear of God into their lame asses, without having to kill one of them. At least not yet, anyway. Sure. Charges could result. But at what cost, when you know you’ve saved X number of lives?

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@StW, I put rubber shot shells into the first barrel of each shotgun, and bird shot into the first cylinder of all the guns that I have laying about in each of the rooms of the house. I’m thinking that that would put the fear of God into them AND be easier on the woodwork.

Finnky
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Finnky

@WB – At indoor ranges a rubber shotgun slug can quite easily be lethal. In fact I suspect that a shot to the head might as well be lead and hit to the sternum isn’t far behind. Might not kill them, but certainly would demonstrate “lack of intent” if legal issues are a concern. As @Will will point out, not a concern if someone unwelcome enters your home in Texas – but likely a concern in other state. With political changes in the cities, I suspect it is actually a concern even in Texas – prosecutors trying to make a… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Finnky, I was just thinking about the wife’s wood work.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@OV, Some sort of snake had slithered up the oak tree and poked its head into the Bluebird house. The SFC was really pissed off about it.
So the Big Blond shot him with that rubber shot. Cut him in half and both halves wriggled in place for several hours.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Doesn’t anybody roll their own with rock salt anymore? Much less dense than lead or rubber. Close to the muzzle it’s probably lethal but further out it just stings. It will get somebody’s attention. Has to be rock salt, not the table salt.

Arm up, carry on.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

DB, That took me back to watermelons and Sun Flowers in my youth. Followed by an extended soak in the creek.

StWayne
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StWayne

WB —

When it comes right down to it, you have to wonder why their right to spread death to the masses–as they party–is more important than is our right to protect ourselves. After all, death is still death no matter how it’s doled out. Food for thought, that I think needs to change they way we Americans looks at it.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@StW, I think that I can weigh that balance.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@StW, Well, the joke in on those millennials. Thirty eight percent of Chinese Corona virus deaths in the US are persons between the ages of thirty and fifty years old. Apparently, not everything that the Communist Chinese government told us was true.

StWayne
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StWayne

Maybe this will the proverbial “shot into the sidewalk.”

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@StW, Maybe.

Finnky
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Finnky

@WB – Doubt it. While those in their thirties are contributing to the problem, bigger issue is with the “invincibles” in their twenties. Most will guess (as I do) that elevated death rate in those relatively young people are due to “complicating factors”. Far too many Americans on maintenance prescriptions. While I have not seen it listed, obesity stresses the heart and lungs, contributing to diabetes and hypertension. Easy to see that poor cardiovascular health has to be a contributing factor. If one can barely breath to begin with, it does not take much fluid in the lungs to push… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Finnky, Maybe that is the way of it.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

Finnky, Totally agree. I saw an interview at one of the FL beaches of some hood rat who, when told that it was up to his generation to help fix the problem of spread, and asked about the partying, said,”If it’s up to us, then we’ll do as we see fit,” or something very much like that.

I wiped out my lungs on Guam during a coral dust storm, so more than obesity can do it. But when I see all the kids a 3rd of my age, fat and sassy, it makes me wonder where we’re headed.

StWayne
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OV —

It was just an expression, related to putting the fear of God into these assholes who think their right to party is more important than who they kill as a result. Besides, who wants to damage perfectly good concrete?

Rattlerjake
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Rattlerjake

It’s not such a happy ending, there are still two of them breathing!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Rattler, I bet that they are breathing hard, too! Texas has the felony-murder rule. And in Texas, we execute!

Ej harbet
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Ej harbet

But 1 feeds worms! And the other two might change their ways.ill take that.

StWayne
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StWayne

Some of you may already know this, but here goes. In the early 80’s I was the victim of a home invasion in Los Angeles. At the time, my gun was in the bedroom. I was sitting on the sofa watching TV when the front door blew open, and three guys came rushing toward me. I was in the fight of my life before I even knew I was in trouble. There were two things that came into play that saved my ass that evening. (1) The intruders were only armed with brass knuckles. (2) I had military close-quarters combat… Read more »

MadDog
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Does Texas have a law that prevents the family (Estate) of the deceased criminal from filing civil lawsuits against the home-owner?? This need s to be the law in every state in this country. In too many of these instances the home-owner/victim, that defends themselves, winds up in court for years and loses everything from the burden of the expense.

If you’re involved in a criminal act and you get hurt or killed, you, you’re family or your Estate gets absolutely nothing!!!

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@MD, and Will, Texas has the “presumption of right action” if you are attacked on your own property.

OlTrailDog
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OlTrailDog

UsA, please put down the remote and slowly step away from the tube. Zombies don’t exist, they are a figment of Hollywood’s sick imagination. News flash…the same thing is true of vampires.

gcm
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gcm

wrong, the Corona-virus is turning all of us into Zombies.

Rattlerjake
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Rattlerjake

Speak for yourself, FOOL! Many of us are sitting back and enjoying the show!

Grim
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Grim

Only Hitler speaks for you USA

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Will, another troll that we are starving!

Finnky
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Finnky

@Will – Ever hear of “the brothers grim”? Famous fairytale authors – but not the sweet sugar coated fairy tales Disney promotes, but dark fairytales which were a less campy predecessor of horror and gore movies. These stories were used to frighten children into behaving for fear of their lives. They wrote the original Hansel & Gretel, convincing children that cannibalistic witches really do live in the forest. Not like the light & watered down versions most of us have heard.

As purveyors of fairytales, it is an entirely appropriate name for a troll like this poster.

StWayne
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StWayne

It’s an expression.

OlTrailDog
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OlTrailDog

Will’s reply failed to mention his race. 100% pure idiot.

Grim
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Grim

Got him good there OITrailDog!!!

StreetSweeper
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StreetSweeper

In Texas that is called, “Graveyard Dead”.

Bill
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Bill

What caliber was the pistol?

StWayne
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StWayne

Ot-Dead-Thirty.

Knute
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Knute

That’s always the way. The toughest nuts to crack are always at the bottom of the bag. Most would rather take down the low hanging fruit. 🙂

Knute
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Knute

Sad, huh? Welcome to life on Lucifer’s Planet.

Knute
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Knute

The words: “Poetic Justice” come to mind. 🙂

Knute
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Knute

Remember that guy that went zombie in Miami about fifteen years back that ate another guys face while he was still alive? Ate his eyeball, and the guy lived? Allbeit with only one eye.

Knute
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Knute

No shit. It was front page in all the newspapers. Other than CNN they were the news. No internet then. Well, not for the masses. You know what I mean.

Knute
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Knute

It was one homeless guy and another. The attacking one had to be shot off of the other by multiple gunshots until dead at the scene. EMTs saved the other but with only one eye.

Finnky
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Finnky

@Knute – Wasn’t he on “bath salts” or something like that? Story certainly was hyped to support “war on drugs”. Should have been hyped to support carrying enough gun and ammo instead of police state. If memory serves the drugs were a newly popular mix containing asorted poisons. Totally wipes out the mind while providing “super-human” strength – and no recognition of pain. That is the type of situation where one can empty three standard capacity magazines and wish for more – excep for @DB (or was it @WB) who could drop him with one through the head from 100… Read more »

gcm
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gcm

In our area, they are trying to buy your plazma, they are offering $800.00 for the amount they can take, and it takes 2 sessions to get it, so $400.00 a pop, and within the weeks end you get $800.00. My wife wanted to do it, and I told her, your an R.N, you should know better, I told her if she needs money that bad, take it out of the bank, and ill keep what I have in my body, thank you very much.

gcm
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gcm

Update,
that was $500.00 for plazma per wife, not $800.00,
but still keeping mine where it is.

ShooterOne
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ShooterOne

I am a Colorado native and I am ashamed of the way Colorado has turned so liberal. (oops they don’t think we should call ourselves native because it is the American Indians that are native.)

Before I get bombarded by the rural conservatives there, I know most of the problems are situated in the larger cities.

JIAZ
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JIAZ

There’s no way of knowing how far the violence potential of these thugs would’ve gone had their invasion gone unchallenged. Good for her, good job. Survive first. All other considerations are secondary to one’s survival.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

I know how it is to be disabled, I am a disabled vet. I am disabled enough that I would not risk going hand to hand unless there was no other option. I can’t run, maybe she can’t either. I will absolutely defend my family, home, friends, property and myself. It sounds like the Lady fired the shot while the bad guy was still outside the door. I’m not so sure I would shoot someone on the other side of an entrance door while it’s shut. What is behind the bad guy? Any innocent people living across the street directly… Read more »

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

DB, Absolutely agree about no hand-to-hand. Too young to die and too old to take an ass whipping. I’d hate to have to try to beat them to death with my stick. ALWAYS have a friend in arm’s reach…or closer.

Rattlerjake
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Rattlerjake

Even in combat, hand to hand is a LAST resort, unless it is the only resort. Anything that can be used as a weapon should be tried first! God told us that there are three instances where the killing of man has no blood-guilt — war, judicial punishment, and self defense.

Vanns40
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Bill: It was stated that the lead intruder had broken the window on the patio door and was attempting entry. The time between “breaking glass, entry & being on top of you” can be as little as two to three seconds. I believe shooting, if your target is clearly in sight, is absolutely appropriate as soon as you hear the first sounds of forced entry. Any later and you may be the one in need of the medical examiner.

Tionico
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Tionico

or the one no longer in need of the medical examiner or anything else.

gcm
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gcm

@DB, the story did say the lady heard the patio door glass break, and she must have seen him reach in to unlock said door, but it did not say if the criminal was inside or not, but the disabled lady was smart enough to know the criminals intent, and made sure he won’t be doing it again, as he was slowly heading for room temperature, and could she possibly had the drop on the other to offenders, as they were caught on site, so there is the possibility they were all in the house, and they didn’t want to… Read more »

ShooterOne
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ShooterOne

Neither would I find her guilty but there are so many people that don’t their head from their (foot) when it comes to self defense and the brutality of criminals. However I am glad she was ARMED UP AND CARRYING ON!!!

Finnky
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@ShooterOne – Only those adamantly against any self defense could consider her guilty of anything. Defense exhibit one – two perps surviving in custody. If she were blood-thirsty she could have easily gotten the second one at her door and gone after the getaway driver waiting at the curb. Demonstrated restraint goes a long ways in self defense cases. Shooting one and stopping makes her braver than I. I wouldn’t stop till they turn away or hit the floor. If second comes past his friend or isn’t running when I switch my focus – he gets some as well. If… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Finnky, In the enlightened and thoughtful state of Texas there is not even be an issue for which a defense exhibit is needed. They attacked her while she was in her own house. That gives rise to the “Presumption of Right Action.”, which the slave states do not have.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@USA, I’d like to read more about a “Make My Day” law.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@gcm, If she would have had a dog, the dog would have heard them long before they broke the glass, and they would have heard the dog long before the felony-murder took place.

Tionico
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Tionico

but she did not have a dog. So what? She could have been away on a cruise ship and thus not been there to shoot him.

One plays the hand they have. She played hers well. Dog In House was not one of her cards. Handgun in hand was. She won They lost.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Tio, Dog, or dogs, in house is a card worth getting.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Will, We were up to twelve. Current staffing is seven.

Finnky
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Finnky

@WB – Do you live in a rural setting sir? A good friend of mine described how he had seven labs, well over a hundred pound each, because they kept wandering up begging for a home. Described how dumped dogs are always showing up. He shoots any who exhibit aggression toward humans or dogs already there, than cares for and attempts to rehome the rest. As he said – no coyotes for miles around his house!

Finnky
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@OV – I’m a pushover for dogs. Takes quite a bit for me to consider them aggressive. However if I lived where they get dumped, I imagine I’d get pretty tired of all those poor starving animals showing up. After a while sympathy for the dogs might wane a bit – but not as much as disgust for the trash dumping them expands from already rather high level. Animals can be amazingly protective. My wife’s bird became attached to me. Despite clipped wings she flew across the room to go after someone she didn’t recognize – still don’t know what… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Finnky, The people of Texas have been very generous about giving me their unwanted animals, but they keep driving away at a rapid rate before we can thank them.
We have been lucky to fit them all in, and not had to turn our back on any. We have one dog that will not tolerate any other dog. He, too, serves a purpose. He is quartered in his own fenced area that is the yard for the caretaker house. He has the farthest out LP/OP and does a good job in that position.

Finnky
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Finnky

@WB – LP/OP?

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

Finnky, Listening Post/Observation Post

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@DIF, Thanks for the assist. My apologies for the over-sight, gentlemen.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

WB, Don’t sweat it. It was a good reminder to me. and maybe something we should all consider.

We tend to forget that not everybody here is ex-military. Mebbe what we should do is give the full term, then the abbreviation, the first time it’s used in a thread so that everybody is up to speed. We could make that Standard Operating Procedure(SOP). Yeah, it’ll be tiresome, but it’ll ensure comprehension.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@DIF, You are a scholar and a gentleman.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

WB, Aw shucks, you been reading my press releases.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Finnky, Sorry, brother. What DIF wrote.

Finnky
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Finnky

@WB – No problem. Decided I’m not too shy to ask. My WAG was that it had to be something like that, was trying to come up with first word while guessing P=Patrol. (WAG = Wild Ass Guess, often confused with SWAG = Scientific Wild Ass Guess).

Knowing dogs like you, I’m prejudiced to give benefit of the doubt in many ways.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Finnky, Knowing dogs like me? Say again, over?

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax

WB, ‘parently I’m not the only one with an English problem at times. Pretty sure he wasn’t calling you a sumbish. %-) Dogs are better than people.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@DIF, I know… but … I just could not let a good play on words go by. Lets all have a good laugh on me.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@OV, Yep, same same! Its funny how they seem to catch on, so easily, to their roles in the pack.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@OV, Sounds like he is a fine chief of security.

StWayne
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Hey DB — I know from your previous posts that you are one of the good guys. Like you, I’m a physically disabled vet, but can still put an ass-whopping on anybody coming through my front door with bad intentions. Just last October I served at the President’s pleasure on one of his security teams for just that reason. I still ride bike 35 miles every other day, so in good shape there. As it is, I refuse to list my disability in case someone with bad intentions takes specific advantage of that. It’s my Achilles Heel. I always could… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

St W. Count your blessings. Skills are perishable things. Stay in practice. I am glad to see you’re an honorable man when so many aren’t. I still know how to use hand to hand. I was decent at it but nowhere near your status. Please, take the time and effort to teach your family your skills in hand to hand, firearm and blade if you have not done so already. With skill and knowledge comes responsibility. Where else but in America are you able/allowed Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happyness! May the LORD give us the heart and eyes… Read more »

StWayne
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DB —

Blessings, brother. Blessings.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@DP, Thank you for your service. Get a dog. If you have a dog, get another dog! The man/dog team is difficult to defeat.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

We have 4. I train 3 of them to get aggressive based on body language and direct command. They are quite aware whenever someone or something is near the house. Very protective around my wife and daughter. Excellent O.P. AND L.P.’s
I have little doubt they would take a bite out of crime.

Arm up, carry on.

Tionico
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Tionico

the TEXT of the article says the guy broke the glass patio door, REACHED INSIDE and unlocked it. Not certain about Texas law, but in my state entering, or attempting to enter, a dwelling or occupied vehicle are the same in the eyes of the law. In any case, the moment the perp REACHED INSIDE he had “entered”. Means, Opportunity, INtent led clearly to a definitive ACTION, and that ACTION led to an equalised and opposite REACTION. Very shortly following that REACTION the heart of the perp somehow just stopped working. So sad….. NOTTTT!!!! At the point where the glass… Read more »