06 July 2008

Good news for Gun Owners

More happy news for gun owners, a Dallas court has cleared charges against the homeowner who shot 2 home invaders.

A suburban Houston homeowner was cleared by a grand jury Monday for fatally shooting two men he suspected of burglarizing his neighbor's home.

Joe Horn, 62, shot the men in November after he saw them crawling out the windows of a neighbor's house in the Houston suburb of Pasadena, carrying bags of the neighbor's possessions.

Mr. Horn, a retired grandfather, called 911 and told the dispatcher he had a shotgun and was going to kill them. The dispatcher pleaded with him not to go outside, but Mr. Horn confronted the men with a 12-gauge shotgun and shot both in the back.

"The message we're trying to send today is the criminal-justice system works," Harris County District Attorney Kenneth Magidson said.


The funniest and most poignant aspect to the story is that the two suspected burglars, Hernando Riascos Torres, 38, and Diego Ortiz, 30, were unemployed illegal immigrants from Colombia. Mr. Torres was deported to Colombia in 1999 after a 1994 cocaine-related conviction.

Can you say, "Ha-ha-ha-Ha-ha-ha-Ha-ha-ha-Ha-ha-ha-Ha-ha-ha!"

Now THAT is justice.

9 comments:

Sid Hudgens said...

Now that is deportation at its' best.

Anonymous said...

I guess we will just have to work on ammo control. Ban the use of lead in the production of bullets. Add a heavy tax on ammo, say a dollar a shell?

Rue St. Michel said...

Hi Shoestring! Off your meds again?

Anonymous said...

What's with the use of that photo for this thread, Rue-y? I know you do not advocate violence against border crossers. Or do you?

More gun owners means more homicides. As a law enforcement officer how many LEGIMATE home invasions have you been assigned?

More guns on the streets means there will be a few, a few mind you I agree, law officers shot dead. Is it worth price?

"leftisthebest"

Anonymous said...

IS THE PHOTO ON SITE A PROTOTYPE FOR OUR FRIEND CHALKIE HMMMM JUST A THOUGHT

Rue St. Michel said...

Lefty,

If you look at the data, it is a fact that communities that legalize conceal & carry have lower violent crimes. I would love to see a one year moratorium legalizing hand-gun ownership in Chicago.

It would be an interesting sociological experiment. And, The Results? I'd bet my Duty Availability checks on that we'd see an overall drop in crime in this shithole city.

I don't think we'd see more cops shot, honestly. The reason is that right now the bad guys can get all the guns that they want. Making it easier for LEGAL gun owners to carry would balance the equation.

Anonymous said...

I hope Obama will repeal H.R. 218.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What's with the use of that photo for this thread, Rue-y? I know you do not advocate violence against border crossers. Or do you?

More gun owners means more homicides. As a law enforcement officer how many LEGIMATE home invasions have you been assigned?

More guns on the streets means there will be a few, a few mind you I agree, law officers shot dead. Is it worth price?

"leftisthebest"

8:45 AM

Hasnt happened in the 48 States that have CCW laws.Ive investigated plenty of legit home invasions,have you hair gel???

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I hope Obama will repeal H.R. 218.

9:55 PM

Obama isnt going to get elected.Even if he did,Hillary has plans for him.