GRAND PRAIRIE — A Grand Prairie resident shot an intruder Tuesday afternoon while on the line with a 911 operator.
Around 2:30 p.m. the resident heard breaking glass at the rear of the home in the 2000 block of Clark Trail. He called 911, then went to get his gun.
The resident confronted the intruder, who had a knife. The resident shot the suspect, Gilberto Balderas, 21, while on the line with 911.
Another one of those defensive gun uses (DGU) the antis love to say “almost never happen”. Amazing how we can find them so often but the antis claim that the number of DGU are inflated.
Now we could list the cliches (brought a knife to a gun fight, when seconds count…, etc) but the truth of the matter is a person used a firearm to protect his home and probably himself — why would a burglar have a knife out if not to hurt someone, eh?
Of course the antis will say the home owner should have ran away (duty to retreat) but that defies common sense, doesn’t it?
Hi, I’m a Criminal. I’m here to rob you. Please leave your house so I can work in peace.
Wouldn’t that type of response actually encourage more crime?
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