(Memphis 4/26/10) A Raleigh man grabbed his gun and shot one of three teenage intruders who tried to break into his home Monday morning.For once, the neighbors are not shocked.
He managed to scare off the other two would-be burglars but his family says their house is not new to crime. The family who lives there seems to think their home is a target and they bought a gun to protect it.
Neighbors say it's the third house to be hit by burglars so far this year. The spike in crime has many willing to do anything to protect themselves.Of course you don't know that they are only after things. People invading your home are a threat, which is why this kind of shooting is (usually) legal. (At least in places that aren't more worried about the criminals than they are about the victims.)
"Any other homeowner would do the same thing," says neighbor, Jeff Jordan. "It's just ridiculous how they're constantly trying to break into people's homes trying to steal the goods that we work so hard for."
Self-defense is a human right.