Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ID: Video of a Break-in with Machete, self defense

The dramatic video in the link below shows how flimsy many modern doors are.  Notice that the locks held, and that the attacker kicked his way in.  He did *not* use the machete  to hack his way in.  It was not needed.   The event pictured occurred on February 22, 2014, in Pocatello Idaho The trial has just been concluded.

Link to video

Notice how quickly the break-in occurs. Ten seconds from the first kick on the screen, to entering the apartment.  The door barely gave enough delay to take cover and make the decision to shoot.    The Supreme Court should be shown this video when they decide to hear the San Francisco case where the Ninth Circuit ruled that it was Constitutional for the city to require guns to be locked up if they were not carried on the body.   From
The Firearms Policy Coalition and 12 other state and national civil rights organizations filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court today for a lawsuit challenging a San Francisco gun control ordinance.
According to the plaintiffs’ petition for review, the city’s law “requires all residents who keep handguns in their homes for self-defense to stow them away in a lock box or disable them with a trigger lock whenever they are not physically carrying them on their persons.”

A locked up gun could well have created a deadly delay in this instance.
In this case, the pistol was used to good effect.   From
"If he hadn't been shot at that time, then we would be looking at a murder case, not an attempted murder case," Cvengros told ABC affiliate KIFI-TV.

Thomas survived the shooting and was charged with several counts of aggravated assault and attempted murder. Thomas' attorneys argued he suffered from both PTSD and frontal-lobe damage to his brain. They say Thomas wasn't aware of what he was doing until after he was shot.

A judge found him guilty last Thursday.
The attacker, Twain Thomas was 54 years old, and seems fit, in the video.  He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.   The defender, James Cvengros says that he initially set up the video to document the commotion that was happening uopstairs.  From
“Having the film footage was originally just to document everything upstairs, but the noises that were originally happening, so when I set the camera down it was kind of like a thought of just in case,” says James Cvengros.

On the video you can hear the shouts getting louder and closer. James checks the door as he is holding a gun in his hand.Then James locks and dead bolts the door. A few minutes later Thomas began breaking it down. James was screaming at him to stop, but he doesn’t and that’s when James began shooting at him.“Three shots in the chest and torso. Two in the stomach and one in the chest. He didn’t go down,” says James Cvengros.

Machetes make excellent agricultural and general purpose tools.  They also make decent weapons.   This video is clear evidence of the utility of firearms for self defense.

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Unknown said...

All the more reason to have a firearm handy !!!!

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away !!!!

What would you rather be prepared or a victim ????

JoeThePimpernel said...

For such a tough guy he sure whined about being shot.

Peace Love Bunny said...

So.... did the perp die on the scene or will he stand trial?