Bedside firearm saves lives in Texas

Lucky for a Texas man (and his family) that his state does not have the sort of restrictions on guns that New York and other states enforce. The gun he kept near his bed prevented a possible tragedy. Andrew Horanksy of KHOU TV in Houston reports:

A man opened fire on a group of home invaders inside his family's northwest Harris County home early Friday, deputies said.

One of the suspects died at the scene while the other two fled in a getaway vehicle. It all happened around 4:30 a.m. in the 23000 block of Botkins Road in the Hockley area.

Family members told deputies that their mother was in the kitchen cooking breakfast with three young granddaughters when the armed men broke in. The woman's adult son heard the commotion from his bedroom and grabbed his gun.

"… and when he heard 'please don't hurt the girls,' that's when he took action," deputies said.

The son wasted no time in shooting and killing one of the suspects.

Bearingarms.com adds this significant detail:

He grabbed a firearm that he kept near his bed and did what he had to do to save his family.

It is not clear whether or not he had the gun under lock and key, as we are constantly told is necessary. What is clear is that it was accessible. Had it been kept in a safe somewhere he could not have accessed it without the dirtbags suspects seeing him, the fate of the 8 people in the household would be far more problematic.

Gun grabbers hate to admit it, and their allies in the media do everything possible to ignore it, but guns in the hands of trained citizens do save lives.

Lucky for a Texas man (and his family) that his state does not have the sort of restrictions on guns that New York and other states enforce. The gun he kept near his bed prevented a possible tragedy. Andrew Horanksy of KHOU TV in Houston reports:

A man opened fire on a group of home invaders inside his family's northwest Harris County home early Friday, deputies said.

One of the suspects died at the scene while the other two fled in a getaway vehicle. It all happened around 4:30 a.m. in the 23000 block of Botkins Road in the Hockley area.

Family members told deputies that their mother was in the kitchen cooking breakfast with three young granddaughters when the armed men broke in. The woman's adult son heard the commotion from his bedroom and grabbed his gun.

"… and when he heard 'please don't hurt the girls,' that's when he took action," deputies said.

The son wasted no time in shooting and killing one of the suspects.

Bearingarms.com adds this significant detail:

He grabbed a firearm that he kept near his bed and did what he had to do to save his family.

It is not clear whether or not he had the gun under lock and key, as we are constantly told is necessary. What is clear is that it was accessible. Had it been kept in a safe somewhere he could not have accessed it without the dirtbags suspects seeing him, the fate of the 8 people in the household would be far more problematic.

Gun grabbers hate to admit it, and their allies in the media do everything possible to ignore it, but guns in the hands of trained citizens do save lives.