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Breaking into homes is illegal. Breaking into occupied homes is terrifying to residents. Breaking into a home of a locked, loaded and trained Marine is downright stupid!
But that is exactly what happened the other day in Hewitt, Texas.
Eric Walters was at home with his family when he heard a knock on the door at 1:45 am. Thinking it was someone who needed help, but not ignorant of what could happen, Walters carried his firearm to the door to see what the problem was.
Before he could even hardly get the door open, one of the teens pointed a firearm at him and barged inside. Walters slammed the door shut and fired six rounds through the door at the assailants.
Walters said, “He was coming quick and it was the only thing that I could do — I didn’t even have time to pull and draw on him — I had to hit him with the door and fire as I moved to cover.”
As expected, the criminals fled for their lives, but they were later apprehended.
After Walters fired the rounds, he grabbed his wife and child and went into the back of the house. The criminals never made it into the house thanks to the quick thinking actions of the homeowner and the proper use of his firearm.
Chris Barrientos, the only adult of the group, was taken to jail. The names of the minors have not been released.
Once again, armed citizens exercising their second amendment rights prevented their becoming victims of crime.
Walters advises, “It is up to yourselves to defend yourselves, to get training…Invest in a piece, invest in going and getting educated with it, spend some range time, and have a plan of action… communicate with your family.”
It appears that his investment paid off. It is important to note that firearms instructors train their students not to fire unless a threat has been verified. Walters saw the threat, a gun pointed at him, and he took immediate action.
How prepared are you for an early morning knock at the door?