Thursday, January 12, 2012

Homeowner puts up a solid fight

It's your worst case scenario.  Why would you want a long gun for home defense?  What kind of crazy person would think they need an AR-15 for self defense?  Well, the kind of person that wants to be prepared.  I just saw this story on the news.  Bad guys breaking into homes with an AR-15?  I'm sure they don't care if homeowners are home and aren't there to cuddle.
Investigators say Wharmby [homeowner] grabbed a shotgun just as two men entered his home.  Police said one of the men was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, and there was a gunfight in the kitchen.  Wharmby suffered a gunshot wound to the face, but police say he was able to fire several shots at the suspects, hitting both of them.
That is some will to fight and live, there.  The story gives the impression that he was hit before dealing the shotgun justice.  Don't let anyone tell you that this was a situation where he was shot because he chose to defend himself.  Someone breaking into your home with a rifle (or any firearm) isn't there to discuss politics.  I hope the homeowner is ok and I'm thinking the surviving suspect is going to prison for a long time since he will be charged with the murder of his accomplice.


  1. Concur with your take... They ARE getting agressive out there...

    1. Not speaking about the above incident because I have no idea what happened in that kitchen, but just in general: People need to break from the "fair fight" mentality that the white-hat wearing good guys in the movies have given us.

    2. agreed, generally speaking a fair fight is one where your opponent is in control and quite probably kills you.

  2. Exactly. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

  3. What Tango said...good post, my friend.

  4. Tango - exactly, couldn't have said it better.

    Stephen - he nailed it, thank you, sir