Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Make Mine a Dobos Torte Edition

Mom, dad and junior are home on a Thursday night baking a cake together. An old B&W episode of Father Knows Best? Nope. Just a Houston family minding its own beeswax until, according to khou.com, they heard a knock at the door. “’I see a young boy and I think it is a friend of my son so I open it a little bit,’ the father explained. ‘These guys push and out comes two more, they push me on the ground.’” Once past the dad, the three invaders made for the mom. That’s when the the 21-year-old son headed for dad’s gun stashed in a bedroom . . .

He opened fire and hit one of the suspects, who died in the back bedroom. The other two suspects fled the scene.

“I just hear a couple of times; boom, boom, boom. One young life is lost,” the dad said.

The pair who made tracks were picked up by the local 5-0 posthaste.

“People can’t go breaking into people’s homes and not expect some sort of consequence,” said Harry Moulder.

Increasingly, unfortunately, that depends on the state in which you live.