It’s a never-ending debate. The question: what’s the best firearm for home defense?
Some like a pistol‘s one-handed maneuverability that lets you corral family members to safety or otherwise frees your off hand to use a flashlight, dial 911, whatever. Some like a carbine‘s combination of power and accuracy. A third group touts the shotgun‘s devastating effect at self defense distances.
What happened earlier today in Houston is going to give the shotgun advocates some serious talking points to use in future arguments.
At about 9:30 this morning, three males entered a home in the Channelview area east of Houston. Two people were inside the home at the time.
One of the residents hid while the other one confronted the home invaders with a shotgun. The armed homeowner traded gunfire with the three (apparently only only one of the invaders was armed).
As click2houston.com reports, all three home invaders were killed in the exchange. The shotgun-wielding homeowner was hit, too, sustaining “serious injuries”.
Deputies are at a home in the 1800 block of Amie Michele Ln in Channelview, where 3 males are confirmed dead after an apparent home invasion robbery attempt. A fourth male has been taken to the hospital. PIO is en route and updates will be given from the scene. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/VhSzUipznc
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) December 23, 2019
There was apparently a fourth criminal involved who fled, but police are trying to piece the situation (and probably what’s left of the three home invaders) together. Here’s hoping the wounded home owner makes a full recovery.
This has been another successful defensive gun use brought to you by your natural, Second Amendment guaranteed right to keep and bear arms.