Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Cornhusker Carry Edition

“Investigators said the man shot first pounded on the door and then forced his way into the house near 16th and Drexel streets around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.” That was in Omaha late Thursday night, where Paul Rivas decided he needed to see the woman on the other side of that door. Bad. “(Douglas County Attorney Don) Kleine said when Rivas entered the home, the homeowner ran upstairs to grab his gun. Rivas then grabbed the wife and was threatening her, saying he wanted to fight her husband” . . .

Pro tip: ‘home carry’ doesn’t just mean getting the groceries in from the car. Anyway, according to, when the woman’s husband got back downstairs with his heater, he warned Rivas to let his wife go. When he didn’t, he shot the intruder in the leg. Rivas refused. Still.

The homeowner told investigators he felt him and his wife’s safety were threatened, so he shot him a second time in the chest.

OK, pedants, so grammar isn’t exactly job one at KETV. It doesn’t change the fact that Rivas is now occupying a drawer in the morgue rather than the home at 16th and Drexel Streets. And the two homeowners are alive and in one piece.

Hubby may have some ‘splainin’ to do, though, when the the little woman has a minute to think and asks him how he could have been so sure he’d hit Rivas when he was holding her, but all’s well that ends well, right?