Brentwood, California lies about 25 miles east of Oakland, on the east side of Mt. Diablo and about 20 miles due west of Stockton. With a population of about 23,000, it’s generally a quiet and peaceful community, except for Wednesday night.
A pair of intruders picked the wrong house and the wrong person to rob and paid for it with their lives. Not long after 11pm, neighbors heard a series of gunshots, first two and then eight more. One neighbor ran outside with a flashlight to find a man lying on the ground, bleeding and in pretty bad condition. The neighbor, Reggie Nichols, told the media:
“I could see the guy lying in the street, so then I came back and got my flashlight and got my phone, ran over there. He was still alive but he wasn’t doing good.”
It turns out that the two intruders, both male, broke into the home of Nichols’ neighbor. They were armed and forced him to open his gun safe. Once open, the homeowner turned the tide on the armed intruders and gun shots were exchanged. Neither of the two intruders survived their wounds. A third accomplice who was waiting in a getaway car, drove off and is still at large.
Nichols commented about what happened, saying:
“They made him open the safe. After he opened the safe, I guess they weren’t ready for him.”
“I think he had the right to do what he did. Like I said, I’ve seen him. He was really shook up. I don’t think he wanted to do it but he felt like his life was in danger.”
Brentwood Police Dept. Lt. Walter O’Grodnick commented on the incident, saying:
“The victim did fire his weapon in self-defense. And there have been no formal charges filed at this point.”
First, congratulations to the homeowner getting the drop on the two intruders. Yes, he’ll have to live with what he did, taking two human lives, but he also needs to be honored and awarded for not remaining a victim when who knows what the armed intruders were going to do to him after they robbed him.
Secondly, this needs to be a warning to other would-be criminals. More and more Americans are buying guns for self-defense, which means more and more criminals, specifically home intruders ARE going to get shot and some will lose their lives. they need to think twice before illegally entering someone’s home, because they may leave that home in body bag.
Third, this is the kind of news that anti-gun fanatics don’t want most Americans to hear. They don’t want people thinking that they need a gun for self-defense and they don’t want the American people to think they have the right to shoot intruders.
I once worked with one of those anti-gun fanatics. I asked him what he would do if someone broke into his house and threatened his wife and two daughters. He didn’t have an answer. I asked if he had a gun, would he use it to defend them, and he said emphatically no. His wife was present and the next day filed for divorce, saying she refused to live with a coward who wouldn’t protect of their daughters.
If you really listen to everything anti-gun fanatics like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Michael Bloomberg say, they don’t want any American to own a gun and be able to defend themselves. They want the American people to be victims to criminals. This is the America that Democrats want and why the rest of us need to get off our duffs and work to see that Democrats don’t regain control. If they do, we all become victims!