Phoenix Dad with gun stops intruder

A quote worth contemplating

As his daughters, ages 4 and 7 slept, a Phoenix father stopped a home invasion suspect trying to break through their bedroom window just before 2:00 am. Wednesday.  The father shot the man three times, fatally wounding him.

The attempted forced entry occurred in the area of 28th Avenue and Acoma, where the man was previously observed trying to break into cars.

The suspect, who has not been identified, is described as a 35-year-old white male, who was acting irrationally, and appeared to pull a weapon from his pants.

Police say the homeowner, who was simply trying to protect his family, was not arrested.

 “The only thing that will stop a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun.”

– Wayne LaPierre, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President.

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31 Responses to Phoenix Dad with gun stops intruder

  1. Westnash says:

    I am glad he wasn’t arrested or hassled. Absolutely the best use for a gun, outside of hunting. He didn’t need a large clip either.

    • eubykdisop says:

      ROFL! Typical tactic used by the Liberal left. Agree with something Conservatives support and then move on to the leftist propaganda. In this case, Westansh praises the shooter and then gets in a Liberal dig at large clips, LOL! Very nice, Westnash! Bloomberg will be pround of you!

      Because someone has a large clip doesn’t mean they are going to empty it. What it means is that they won’t have to put their life at risk by taking time to either reload the clip or change out the clip for a loaded one in a critical situation. Westnash would like to see criminals have the advantage in that regard!

    • Hunter says:

      What if there had been 2 or 3 intruders or what if it took 6 or 7 shots to stop the intruder? To keep yourself safe in a gun fight, the last thing you want is to run out of ammo. The next to last thing is run low on ammo and worry about whether you can spare the round or not when shooting. Most pistol magazines hold between 8 and 15 rounds depending on the pistol and magazine. The legal gun owner should be the one to decide what magazine capacity is enough for his purposes (even if it is more than 15).

  2. eubykdisop says:

    “14-Year-Old Shoots Armed Intruder While Babysitting His Younger Siblings in Phoenix”

    “Posted on June 23, 2012 at 5:15pm by Erica Ritz”

    “(The Blaze/AP) — A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday.”

    “The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell on Friday. A common enough occurrence, the boy still chose not to open the door because he didn’t recognize the woman.”

    “Quickly escalating into a far more dangerous situation, the 14-year-old rushed his siblings upstairs after he heard a loud bang on the door, grabbing his father’s handgun on the way.”

    “When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw an armed man break through the front door and point a gun at him.”

    “Acting swiftly, he reportedly shot the 37-year-old man, who was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition to undergo surgery. However, he is expected to survive and will be booked into jail within the week on counts of aggravated assault and burglary, police Officer James Holmes said.”

    “The suspect did not get a shot off, according to police.”

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/14-year-old-shoots-armed-intruder-while-babysitting-his-younger-siblings-in-phoenix/

    • Kent says:

      Yes!
      And two days after the CT shooting, a man went to a restaurant in San Antonio to kill his -former girlfriend. After he shot her, most of the people in the restaurant fled next door to a theater. The gunman followed them and entered the theater so he could shoot more people. He started shooting and people in the theater started running and screaming. It’s akin to the Aurora, CO theater story plus a restaurant!

      Now aren’t you wondering why this isn’t a lead story in the national media along with the school shooting?

      There was an off duty county deputy at the theater. SHE pulled out her gun and shot the man 4 times before he had a chance to kill anyone.

      I seems that since this story makes NRA’s Wayne LaPierre’s point, “The only thing that will stop a bad man with a gun is a good man (person) with a gun, the media is treating it like it never happened. Only the local media covered it. Have you seen a story about this? By the way, the city is giving her a medal next week. This is the news report:

      http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Two-wounded-in-theater-shooting-4122668.php

  3. eubykdisop says:

    Since Westnash keeps coming back with his attacks on large capacity magazines, let’s drive a stake through the heart of this irrational attack.

    Hunter got to the crux of it in his above post. Here are some artlcles which explain how large capacity magazines actually save the lives of innocent people. Here’s the first article:

    “Why do honest Americans—private citizens and police alike—choose magazines that hold more than 10 rounds? Quite simply, they improve good people’s odds in defensive situations. Contrary to what the public sees in the movies, criminals are not always stopped when struck by a single bullet, or even multiple shots. And one third of aggravated assaults and robberies involve more than one assailant, according to the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics.”

    “Ask yourself: How many rounds would you want to have on hand if you knew you were going to be attacked tomorrow, but didn’t know how many attackers you’d face, whether they might be on drugs, or whether you’d have time to reload?”

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2011/02/14/high-capacity-ammo-clips-for-guns-save-lives

    • Westnash says:

      Euby is ready to man the barricades at the sound of a whistle. But the extreme right agenda will only insure we all lose our guns.

      None of that gibberish has anything to do w/ home defense. The sound of a shotgun slide (5-7 rounds) is enough to scare away any intruder, much less the result of firing them.

      • eubykdisop says:

        ROFL! You’re really getting to be too funny for words, Westnash, LOL!

        First, you had me chasing “brownshirts”. Now you have me “ready to man the barricades”! Where do you come up with this stuff, Westnash, LOL!

        Ah yes, as always with Westnash, the root of the problem is the “extreme right agenda”. That’s to be expected because that is what Liberals blame for everything, LOL!

        Westnash wrote: “None of that gibberish has anything to do w/ home defense.” Really?

        “Why do honest Americans—private citizens and police alike—choose magazines that hold more than 10 rounds? Quite simply, they improve good people’s odds in defensive situations. Contrary to what the public sees in the movies, criminals are not always stopped when struck by a single bullet, or even multiple shots. And one third of aggravated assaults and robberies involve more than one assailant, according to the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics.”

        Um, did you fail to read that, Westnash?

        Furthermore, why are you limiting things to “home defense”? What about when law-abiding citizens are out of their home? Are you saying that the ONLY place where law-abiding citizens can be attacked in is their home?

        Westnash wrote: “The sound of a shotgun slide (5-7 rounds) is enough to scare away any intruder, much less the result of firing them.”

        Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Are you kidding me? Let me get this straight. You would have us “scare away” intruders with the sound of a shotgun being racked? So it is a sound which we are to rely upon to save our lives? Is that right?

        Um, what if that sound doesn’t scare them off? What about people who don’t own shotguns but who own pistols instead? What if the bad guys start shooting first? Are you going to reply by racking your shotgun, LOL! That should do the trick!

        Please share with us, Westnash, how you carry your shotgun concealed. Do you wear a slicker everywhere you go? That must be quite a sight, LOL!

      • Doc says:

        …seems to me that we can only lose our guns & hi-cap magazines if we WILLINGLY GIVE THEM UP…the idiots can pass all the laws they want to, but that doesn’t mean they’ll get our guns. It DOES mean that our representatives & the president AGAIN VIOLATE their oaths of office…& I for one will IGNORE THAT LEGISLATION.

  4. eubykdisop says:

    “WHY GOOD PEOPLE NEED SEMIAUTOMATIC FIREARMS AND “HIGH CAPACITY” MAGAZINES … Part I
    Saturday, December 29th, 2012″

    “If you’re reading this, you’ve probably had a conversation with someone in the last few days who asked, “Why do ordinary law-abiding people need those semiautomatic firearms with magazines that can hold more than ten cartridges?” There are lots of sound answers.”

    “For one thing, defensive firearms are meant to be “equalizers,” force multipliers that can allow one good person to defend against multiple evil people. To allow one good person to defend against a single evil person so much stronger and/or bigger and/or more violent than he or she, that the attacker’s potentially lethal assault can be stopped. History shows that it often takes many gunshots to stop even a single determined aggressor. Most police officers have seen the famous autopsy photo in the cops-only text book “Street Survival” of the armed robber who soaked up 33 police 9mm bullets before he stopped trying to kill the officers. Consider Lance Thomas, the Los Angeles area watch shop owner who was in many shootouts with multiple gang bangers who tried to rob and murder him. He shot several of them, and discovered that it took so many hits to stop them that he placed multiple loaded handguns every few feet along his workbench. That’s not possible in a home, or when lawfully carrying concealed on the street: a semiautomatic pistol with a substantial cartridge capacity makes much more sense for that defensive application.”

    http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/2012/12/29/why-good-people-need-semiautomatic-firearms-and-high-capacity-magazines-part-i/

    • Westnash says:

      Well Euby, I, like the homeowner have my guns where I hope I can reach them at the sound of a break in. Maybe so, maybe not. But having spent a great deal of time in places where automatic weapons are carried on the streets, I don’t believe that high capacity magazines make any difference in the outcome but do in the perception. If you cant eject a magazine and insert another, you dont know much about guns.

      When you take over Colorado City and make it your fortress, will you allow all to carry any type of weapon?

      • sgtflapjaw says:

        I wonder what the real difference is between a high capacity mag. or carring one or two extras. Just a little bit of speed in firing more then ten I would guess. So banning mags with more that ten bullets seems either childish or just plain phoney.
        Typical posturing by the elite leftist class, who carry weapons everywhere they no doubt.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Westnash wrote: “…I don’t believe that high capacity magazines make any difference in the outcome but do in the perception.” If they don’t make any difference in the outcome, then why ban them?

        Perception? What “perception” might that be, Westnash? Are we going to legislate “perceptions”?

        Westansh wrote: “If you cant eject a magazine and insert another, you dont know much about guns.” Who is it who can’t eject a magazine and insert another, Westnash? That isn’t what this debate is about. Why should I have to do that, especially since the criminals I might encounter won’t follow the law and won’t have to do that. Why should I or any other law-abiding citizen be put at a disadvantage versus the bad guys?

        Westnash wrote: “When you take over Colorado City and make it your fortress, will you allow all to carry any type of weapon?”

        ROFL! Oh, this is rich, LOL!

        First you have me chasing “brownshirts”. Then you have me “manning the barricades”. Now you have me taking over Colorado City and making it my “fortress”! You have an overactive imagination, Westnash. Come back to reality!

  5. Westnash says:

    Wayne LaPierre has a major financial reason to fight for it….you could only dream of getting a salary like his, Euby.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Oh, I see, so those who defend the 2nd Amendment are bad if they earn a good living. Tell me, Westnash, would it be alright, then, if he were poor? Would it be perfectly fine with you if he were on welfare and getting food stamps? Is it prospertiy which makes him unacceptable? Does he have to make efforts to preserve the 2nd Amendment for free in order to be acceptable to you?

      Mayor Bloomberg of New York City is one of the biggest gun control Liberals in the country. He’s worth $25 BILLION! That’s not a problem though because Bloomberg isn’t making any money from seeking to implement gun control. Right? That makes Bloomberg acceptable?

  6. eubykdisop says:

    “I’ve had a train of thought that the magazine capacity of the weapons used in a mass shooting makes little/no difference in the actual lethality of the event. While I’m no statistician, I started to use open source information to determine how long these maniacs are actively shooting, the number of shots fired and the overall lethality of the shots.”

    “The events I looked into: Columbine, VT, the Wisconsin Sikh Temple, Giffords, Aurora and Sandy Hook. The data is quite interesting and opens up a substantial line of argument against high capacity magazine bans.”

    “Average Time a Shooter is Active: 10.3 Minutes
    Average Total Shots Fired: 89.8
    Shooting Tempo: 8.7 Rounds/Min
    Wound to Kill Ratio: 1 : 2.86″

    “Given that anyone, with minimal practice, can do a magazine change in roughly three seconds, the data indicates that magazine capacity actually has almost no impact on the overall lethality of an active shooter.”

    “Other data points bolster the case; the wounded : killed ratio is far higher than defensive shootings or police shootings, indicative of the fact that active shooters are not rushed and are (unfortunately) in complete control of the situation.”

    http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2012/12/robert-farago/question-of-the-day-do-magazine-capacity-limits-limit-lethality/

    So in the case of nutso mass murderers, magazine capacity isn’t relevant. It becomes very relevant, however, if a law abiding citizen seeks to stop an imminently life-threatening assault by one or multiple attackers.

  7. Persible says:

    I’d like to think my round is already “racked” in my shotgun by the time the intruder is within earshot. Racking at some later point means I’d eject a perfectly good round onto the floor to scare someone rather than firing it. I’d never do that. But it’s a good argument for a shotgun that holds more rounds!

    • eubykdisop says:

      LOL! Very good, Persible! :-)

    • Westnash says:

      Pretty poor gun safety if so and totally unnecessary unless you are slow on the trigger.

      Many of you seem very fearful and unable to handle any threats without your high capacity weapons.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Westnash wrote: “Many of you seem very fearful and unable to handle any threats without your high capacity weapons.” Really? Many of us seem “fearful” to you? Isn’t that a Liberal line, Westnash? You know, like “homophobia”? You stand revealed, yet once again, as a leftist Liberal, LOL!

        And you, of course, are fearless, Westnash! My hero! You’ll take on multiple armed attackers, driving them away by simply racking your pump shotgun which you carry concealed under your slicker. Wow!

        And what business is it of your’s if we are “fearful”? It’s our lives on the line, not yours. You carry what you feel comfortable with and we’ll carry what we feel comfortable with. That’s part of the beauty of the 2nd Amendment!

  8. Westnash says:

    You are going to see more and more of this kind of story as Gabby Giffords PR machine works to make her either Mother Teresa, AZ Governor, or AZ Senator:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/report-giffords-going-to-newtown-85747.html?hp=l2

    In the mean time, Euby will continue to lead the chorus of “Johnny Goes Marching Home Again” and walks the Republican party right into the Democratic trap.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Ah, what would an article be without the Liberal propaganda of Westnash, LOL!

      Westnash wrote: “(Y)ou are going to see more and more of this kind of story…” What is Westnash saying here? Well, refer to what I wrote just above Westnash’s post:

      “It’s a form of psychological warfare. They want to make us think that all is lost so that we will give up.”

      Westnash is telling us that there will be more and more of this. In other words, he’s telling us that we are doomed to failure. Hey, Westnash, “Eat Mor Chikin!”, LOL!

      This, of course, is followed by yet another attack on me. Why me in particular? Because I’m good at exposing the tactics of the Liberal left! Leftists like to do their work in a surreptitious manner and having their tactics exposed shorts their circuits!

      And, of course, we have the usual “cherry on top” which Westnash never fails to add; if we follow Conservative principles, Democrats will win. Really, Westnash?

      We had a “Republican” candidate for Mayor of Phoenix who was anything but Conservative. He lost. The Democrat won.

      John McCain, another non-Conservative, was run by the Republican establishment for president. He lost. Obama won.

      Another less-than-Conservative candidate, Mitt Romney, faced off with Obama this time and lost.

      So the objective, factual evidence doesn’t support the Liberal storyline being spun in Westnash’s Liberal yarn. “Moderate”, “establishment” Republicans lose consistently.

      “Eat Mor Chikin!”, Westnash, LOL!

  9. eubykdisop says:

    Now Westnash is “concerned”, as in “concern troll”, about Gabby Giffords’ PR machine but who is behind Giffords’ PR machine? Why it’s leftist, Liberal “Republicans” just like Westnash!

    “Mitch McConnell’s Protégé Trey Grayson Joins Charlie Crist Wing Of Democratic Party”

    “By CHQ Staff | 9/24/12″

    “According to The Washington Post, Trey Grayson (pictured), former Kentucky Secretary of State, and losing candidate for the 2010 Republican nomination for the Senate seat now held by Senator Rand Paul, has joined former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich in the organization of a new political action committee whose working name is “Gabby PAC.”

    “Giffords, whose valiant struggle to recover from the effects of an attempted assassination sparked bipartisan admiration, said in announcing the new PAC that, “Gabby PAC will only support candidates who are dedicated to working hard for commonsense, bipartisan solutions that strengthen our communities and our entire country…”

    “This sounds great, except for one small detail: again, according to The Washington Post, Gabby PAC will only support Democrats.”

    http://www.conservativehq.com/article/9964-mitch-mcconnell%E2%80%99s-prot%C3%A9g%C3%A9-trey-grayson-joins-charlie-crist-wing-democratic-party

    Now there’s a “Republican” you can admire, who is on your path, Westnash; Trey Grayson! He is working to make certain that “extreme right Conservative Republicans” don’t cause Republicans to lose elections! We’re saved!

    “Eat Mor Chikin!”, Westnash!

    • Westnash says:

      Actually her machine has nothing to do with Republican’s at all. It’s all about money and if Gabby is not stopped now she will be soon running for Arizona Governor or Senator. The Congressional job was just not big enough for her ambition. Ever look at the expression of her husband in these pictures….he seems to want to be anyplace else.

      I don’t know anything about Grayson and it doesn’t sound like the extremist McCarthy wing of the Arizona Republican Party know much about winning!

  10. eubykdisop says:

    Westnash wrote: “I don’t know anything about Grayson…” Yes, Westnash, you do. The article above tells you about Grayson so you can’t feign ignorance.

    Westnash wrote: “…and it doesn’t sound like the extremist McCarthy wing of the Arizona Republican Party know much about winning!”

    ROFL! Now THAT is classic Communist rhetoric, LOL!

    Now, Westnash, please explain to SRAZ readers what is “extreme” about my positions. You threw an insult at me, now back it up. Put up or shut up, Westnash.

    You also, in classic Liberal fashion, threw the name “McCarthy” out there, as if that is supposed to get some sort of automatic shocked response. But I’m going to call you out on it, Westnash. Explain to SRAZ readers what was wrong with the late U. S. Senator Joseph McCarthy. Put your money where your mouth is, Westnash.

    Those who read and post at SRAZ are intelligent. Your classic slurs, innudendo, insults, aspersions and smear tactics aren’t going to get any traction here. You have to make a reasoned and compelling case for your arguments.

    You have the floor, Westnash. Make your case! Back up your insults and attacks with facts.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Well, Westnash, where are the facts to back up your insults and attacks? SRAZ readers are waiting to hear your factual case. Put up or shut up, Westnash!

      • Westnash says:

        Euby,

        You are fortunate that SRA chooses to censor any reply that doesn’t fit their mode. That way you can spit out all the foolishness you want and never have a rebut.

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