I’d be interested to see…

…whether this really was an automatic rifle used here

The teenage son of a Harris County deputy constable opened fire with his father’s automatic rifle Tuesday after burglars forced their way into the family’s home, authorities said.

…but in a way, it puts the lie to the contention that “you don’t need an assault rifle to defend your home.” Especially if said suspect’s friends come back for some sort of revenge. At any rate, my hat is definitely off to that man for teaching his son the right thing to do. I am glad for them that this was not California, where guns have to be locked up around kids.


One Response to “I’d be interested to see…”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Brigid (
    I could use the rifle in the closet by the time I was 12, and would have, if needed. Good for him to teach his kids the responsibility and the right.
    June 30, 2010, 7:33:36 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    BobG (
    Most reporters don’t know what an automatic rifle even means. Sounds like the kid was raised responsibly.
    July 1, 2010, 9:25:01 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Boomer Lad (
    NFA weapons have been used for self-defense. It makes your lawyer’s job a bit harder because you’ll be attacked with the fact you used such a firearm, but it’s not a ticket to jail.

    The Gary Fadden story is interesting: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_168_28/ai_112685749/

    No not pick on or threaten a H und K NFA salesmen, as you just might get killed with a machine gun. Sometimes life is stranger than fiction.
    July 1, 2010, 4:06:57 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Boomer Lad (
    Independent Title II dealers are a bad idea as well.

    July 1, 2010, 4:20:52 PM CDT

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