Monday, June 30, 2008

Harris County Grand Jury on Target

Bad guys, beware!
In Harris County, Texas, you could be shot for theft.
The County Grand Jury here refused to indict a man for fatally shooting a pair of thugs who were robbing his neighbor’s house.

Call me hard-hearted, but I really don’t have a problem with this. The Supreme Court recently upheld our right to bear arms. The local community—as represented by the Grand Jurists—not only agree, but approve of their use in protecting life and property.

Interestingly, the man in the center of the maelstrom, Joe Horn, regrets what he did.
As he should; the taking of a human life should never be considered lightly.

Also interesting to note that the pair who were shot were in this country illegally.

So, settlers take note: The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is also populated by people who are armed and prepared to defend themselves and their neighbors. I think the Harris County Grand Jury sent a strong message to the creeps, thugs, robbers, thieves and other such parasitic scum that feed off the rest of us: Even if the cops don’t catch you, the guy next door might.

I remember as a child visiting a Volkswagen repair shop with my father that was run by a German immigrant named Schmidt. Spoke with a thick, thick, German accent, but he was a pretty good mechanic.

I recall being shocked to see a sign posted in the back of his work shop plainly stating that "anyone removing parts from shop will be shot."

To an 8-year old, this was heavy stuff, and I imagined he had a whole arsenal of Germann Lugers and machine guns at the ready.

Maybe the guy was just fed up with theft in his neighborhood.
Probably the best crime deterrent there could be.
These days, I wouldn't mind having Joe Horn as a neighbor...or Herr Schmidt.


Matt & Lauren said...

I was amazed they even brought charges against the guy ... talk about a charge doomed to fail in Texas ...

TxGoodie said...

I remember my Grandfather telling me about a teenager that was killed by the police in West University Place long ago (probably in the late 50's or early 60's) and how that put the skids to home burglaries for a good long while. Seems the word got out and the prudent burgled elsewhere.