U.S. Law Shield: Can I Use Force Against Someone Burglarizing My Car?
What can you do if someone is breaking into your vehicle while you’re at your house? Well, first of all, in case you were wondering what this crime is called, it’s burglary of a motor vehicle. Now, that’s what makes this discussion interesting, because as you may already know, you can have the right to respond with deadly force when someone is committing a burglary against your property. The problem here is that the statute only reads burglary, and there are multiple different kinds of burglary in the state of Texas.
Perhaps you heard what recently happened to our friends at Full Armor Firearms in Houston. After 13 burglaries in five years, including one earlier this month, owner James Hillin asked two of his employees to stay overnight in the store. During the night, two cars pulled into the parking lot. According to the Houston Chronicle, when the Full Armor workers stepped outside with their weapons, one of the five men, who was standing near the employees’ cars, shot at them. The employees were not injured, and gunfire was exchanged as the men drove away. Read the full story at Cheaper Than Dirt.
Colonel Phil "Hands" Handley is credited with the highest speed air-to-air gun kill in the history of aerial combat. He flew operationally for all but 11 months of a 26-year career, in aircraft such as the F-86 Sabre, F-15 Eagle, and the C-130A Hercules.
Additionally, he flew 275 combat missions during two tours in Southeast Asia in the F- 4D and F-4E. His awards include 21 Air Medals, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the Silver Star.
Here is what Col. Handley wrote in response to Panetta and Dempsey's claims there was no time to send help to Benghazi.
Please take a moment of time today to remember Pearl Harbor Day and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and our Navy.? Below is an excellent article about remembering that day and lesson from the Day of Infamy.? One major lesson from that day as the article states is "that together we can accomplish more than any one".? This is so true, as a nation we came together for a national purpose and we must never forget the sacrifices of those before us and learn from those lessons to continue to make this country the best it could be.?
Russia?s legislature says the New START nuclear arms treaty ratified last month by the U.S. Senate restricts the U.S. from building and operating missile defenses against nuclear attacks. President Obama says the opposite: that the treaty ?places no limitations on the development or deployment of our missile defense programs.?