News stories of civilian self-defense seldom receive adequate media coverage. After all, armed good guys stopping violent felons does not make headlines like the lives of innocents being taken. Bias and agendas play their part, but the media does not cover an event that did not happen, such as a case where a good guy stopped a violent event before it resulted in the loss of innocent life. However, these are exactly the type of stories we need to highlight to educate non gun owners before they head to the voting booth.
Arizona Homeowner Shoots, Kills Suspected Intruder, Injures Another
Michael Ahumada, 34, was killed when he and another unidentified man tried to break into a home in Phoenix just after 1 a.m. Saturday.
“That’s when the homeowner shot them. One of them passed away from their injuries and the other was taken to the hospital,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Jamie Rothschild said, adding that anyone with information regarding the incident should contact authorities.
The man who was injured in the incident was said to be in critical but stable condition as of Saturday.
The homeowner told AZFamily.com in a brief interview that he won’t hesitate to defend himself again in a future break-in.
“If they come in… [they] better come in ready,” the homeowner said.
It’s unclear if the homeowner will face charges in the deadly shooting.
Armed Ohio Realtors Turn Tables on Would-be Attacker
WKRC (CBS Cincinnati) reported recently that two realtors—a father and son team—were forced to use their legally-concealed handguns to defend themselves when they were threatened by a violent intruder inside a vacant property.
From the article:
The house on S. 11th St. in Hamilton is vacant but last month, Kyle Morrical and his father, Phil Morrical III, got a call that someone had broken in.
The next day, the Morricals went out to the property and found Derek Miller inside.
Kyle Morrical described the encounter, “He told us he had a gun and a knife. He was either going to shoot us or stab us and he punched me in my face,” Kyle said.
Phil said, “When I thought he could be a threat to Kyle, yeah I got involved physically with him and I’ll be 63 in May and I forgot all about that. It was about my son and making sure this thing did escalate to somebody being harmed or killed.”
Kyle pulled his gun. He and his father have CCW permits. Fortunately, Kyle did not have to use his pistol.
“We held him down on the ground and a neighbor called the police to help us. He heard us screaming,” Kyle said.
The Morricals told WKRC they go to the range at least once a month to maintain their shooting proficiency.
Kyle told the news outlet he did not start out carrying his gun while working, but it’s a personal choice he’s made to be safe.
“I hoped I would never have to use it because it’s one of those things that you hope you never have to use, but you have it just in case,” Kyle said.
According to the news report, Miller was charged with assault, menacing and trespassing.
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