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.
Police: Couple Shoots 3, Kills 2 in Attempted Home Invasion in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — Residents in a Texas apartment shot three people breaking into their home, killing two of them, according to police.
A man and woman died Tuesday night in the attempted home invasion, police said. The third person, a man, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police say the shooting took place inside a unit at a northeast Austin apartment complex at 10:30 p.m. Police say people inside the unit fired the shots, but they did not say who did the shooting or how many shots were fired.
Police also did not say what the motive may have been that led to the home invasion or if the renters and people shot knew each other. Other people living at the complex were evacuated after the shooting but were later escorted back into their homes. Lawmakers passed nine gun-related laws during the 2019 Legislature. One law prevents apartment landlords from being able to prevent tenants or their guests from carrying a firearm.
This means that as long as the renters in this case possessed the guns legally, they cannot face consequences from their apartment complex for having the guns in their apartment.
Married Off-Duty Cops Pause Date Night to Stop Masked Robber
LOUISVILLE, KY — Police have released surveillance video showing exactly what went down when a masked robber found himself at the wrong place at the wrong time.
According to court documents, Justin Carter, 30, walked into Raising Cane’s just before 10 p.m. Saturday wearing a mask and armed with a gun. He then demanded cash from one of the employees. What he didn’t know is that two married off-duty Elizabethtown police officers were enjoying date night in a nearby booth.
The video shows Detective Chase McKeown and his wife, Officer Nicole McKeown spring into action.
“I saw her hands go up and I’m thinking, ‘Is he doing what I think he’s doing?’,” Nicole McKeown remembered of watching the terrified cashier.
“We just looked at each other. ‘Is this what’s going on?’ Let’s go,” Chase McKeown said, “Instincts took over, and we just did like we felt we needed to do.”
With guns drawn, the pair ran to the armed man, demanding that he drop his weapon. Carter ran out of the building, dropping his gun at the door, but the couple chased after him.
The two took him down in a backyard about a block away and waited for officers to arrive.
“It is my belief, if not for the heroic actions taken by these two officers, the perpetrator’s actions inside the business would have escalated,” Detective Dan Mason said.
Arrest records say that Carter’s firearm was stolen. He remains at Metro Corrections on a $50,000 cash bond.
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