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Homeowner Shoots Burglar Dead During Home Invasion

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SAN ANTONIO, TX — In what appears to be an attempted burglary, a homeowner shot and killed a man outside his house in San Antonio, Texas.

Police are still investigating the incident, and more than that, the homeowner knew his alleged assailant.

As My Santonio reports:

Officers responded to the 7300 Block of Marble Creek Drive, near Leon Valley, around 2:40 p.m. to a shooting in progress where they found a man had been shot by a homeowner, police say.

In a news release Saturday, police identified the homeowner as Kevin Clifton. Police say Clifton heard the “burglary suspect” banging on his windows attempting to enter the home. When he confronted the suspect, police say Clifton began to fear for his life and shot the man.

Gus Guzman, an SAPD deputy police chief at the scene, said the suspect was a male, age unknown, who was hit twice in his upper body. The suspect was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld pending notification of family. Guzman said the homeowner knew the suspect but did not elaborate.

Neighbors did report hearing pounding on the home and yelling before they heard gunshots.

Police reportedly took Clifton SAPD headquarters for questioning, but he was neither arrested or charged.

This is definitely a developing situation, and we’ll try to keep tabs on it as it develops, but it seems as though Clifton was soundly in the right.

Even if the assailant was known to Clifton — even if they knew each other well, if the man banging on his window threatened his life or attempted to force his way into the home he opened himself up to a whole new level of reasonable defense.

It was a foolish mistake.

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TFB’s TOP 5 – The Best Guns Of 2017

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Let me start off by saying that this subjective list of TFB’s ‘Top 5’ best guns from 2017 is not rooted in a scientific study nor is it the result of massive data crunching of user polls. The below guns were picked by general popularity, page views, innovative designs and overall accessibility. Point being, there were a lot of […]

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TFBTV Does It – 100 Million Views!

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It seemed like only yesterday when myself, Steve Johnson, and Alex C. started TFBTV on January 20 at SHOT Show 2015.  Steve and Alex have moved on, but despite the loss of a top-tier executive producer and a personalty with an enviable arsenal, the channel has seen explosive growth: 380 thousand subscribers, over 800 years of total watch time, […]

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One Deputy Dead, Four Others and Two Civilians Wounded in Attack on Officers Responding to Domestic Violence Call

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As the Denver Post is reporting, “A gunman opened fire on Douglas County sheriff’s deputies responding to a domestic violence call in a Highlands Ranch apartment complex early Sunday, killing one deputy and wounding four other deputies and two civilians. The shooter was shot and is believed dead, the sheriff’s office said at 9:32 a.m. […]

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Question of the Day: What Was the Gun-Related Highlight of Your Year?

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Psychologists claim experiences are more important that things. Don’t buy your kids expensive stuff; do something with them they’ll remember forever. Fair enough — for children. For adults, it’s a false dilemma. For example, this is the year I bought a Theater of Magic pinball machine and a Wilson Combat EDC X9. The first . […]

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CHECK YOUR TARGET: Dad Guns Down Own Son For the Worst Reason

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CULLMAN COUNTY, AL — One man’s questionable defensive gun use not only earned him criticism for his behavior — it cost his son his life.

He thought that a random thug was stealing his truck, but he was mistaken — his son was just borrowing it on Christmas Eve.

Now the family will never be the same.

As AJC.com reports:

Family members are mourning the death of 22-year-old Logan Trammell, who was driving away from his parent’s home in Cullman County just before midnight on Christmas Eve in one of his father’s vehicles. His father, however, happened to be sitting in his camper outside of the house and was unaware that his son was coming over to borrow his truck. He yelled and fired off a warning shot at the driver, whom he assumed was a car thief. When that was unsuccessful, he shot at the truck, which immediately stopped.

He then opened the truck door to discover he had just accidentally killed his own son.

There is so much wrong with this situation, but let’s break it down to two main points:

First, no one needs to be firing shots at vehicles that are driving away.

At that point, if there ever was a threat, it’s gone. No one’s leaning out the window, brandishing a firearm. No one’s trying to run the man down with the car. If this were an attempted theft, it wasn’t one that held danger at that point for the homeowner. Already, this homeowner is out of line, making passersby vulnerable, and opening himself up to a world of legal trouble.

Second, check your freaking target.

I am sick and tired of writing stories in which a family member is shot by another because nerves got a hold of them.

You do not pull the trigger unless you know what you’re aiming at. “It was dark” is not an excuse.

Please stay safe out there, folks. We can’t have tragedies like this.

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Legal Advice: Don’t Make Cosmetic Changes to Your Personal Defense Gun

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If you saw our list of the top five most-read TTAG posts during 2017, you’ll have noticed that number two on this year’s hit parade was about a cop who had “You’re F**cked” engraved on his AR’s dust cover. The prosecution attempted (and ultimately failed) to use that little bit of customization against him in […]

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Dave Kopel: National Reciprocity Is As Constitutional as the Gun Control Act of 1968

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Dave Kopel makes the case for the 14th Amendment’s support of a national concealed carry reciprocity law . . . Congress should use constitutional power to force states to honor gun rights A few weeks ago, the House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 with bipartisan support. The Act would allow persons […]

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