Truck Owner’s Gun Fire Stops Property Theft



H/T AmmoLand.

God Bless Texas.

Bob Irwin highlights the latest self-defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right, and what we can learn from self-defense with a gun.

USA –-( The Denton Record-Chronicle reported on 05-01-19 in Denton Texas, a man fired one shot near two people who were attempting to steal a part from his truck on Tuesday morning. The police report shows the man heard a commotion outside his home, in the 500 block of North Loop 288.

He looked outside and saw the hood of his truck open and two people fiddling with it, so he stepped outside and fired one shot into the grass near the vehicle.

The shot was apparently enough to scare the suspects off, as they fled the scene without successfully taking anything.

The suspects remain at large, and the property owner and shooter was not charged with a crime.


I added this incident to remind readers that local law prevails. This is a likely bad shooting in any United States jurisdiction except where it took place in the Great State of Texas.

Texas law allows use of deadly force to recover property or capture fleeing criminals. Don’t try this at home, unless home is Texas.

Bob Irwin, Las Vegas

About Bob Irwin

Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” on YouTube and on KLEY 1230 AM, The Nevada Talk Network on Saturdays.

As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob frequently appears as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State, and local courts.

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One thought on “Truck Owner’s Gun Fire Stops Property Theft”

  1. As a Citizen if the Great State of Texas, it would behoove everyone to be familiar with some our unique “Local Laws” when it comes to Self-Defense and the Defense of Property.

    Penal Code 9.42 states: “to prevent the other’s imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime, or criminal mischief during the nighttime; or (B) to prevent the other who is fleeing immediately after committing burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, or theft during the nighttime from escaping with the property; ”

    This means in a nutshell that if you come onto my property at night with criminal intent I can kill you. If you try to run away after committing a criminal act at night on my property, I can Kill you.

    God Bless Texas.


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