The news has been very guarded about this story, for some reason.
Could it be that they don’t want to report on a young man who, because he was armed, saved his entire family from a gang of home invaders?
It happened in Houston, Texas.
A hard-working father came home.
He was tired.
It had been a long day.
So he never saw the three armed home invaders hiding in the bushes, lying in wait for him to get home!
The thugs brutally pistol-whipped the father. . .
. . . but things were about to get much worse for that family, who had two young daughters living at home.
Here’s How One Devoted Son Came Home To A Home Invasion… And Went For His Gun!
After beating the dad into submission, the three home invaders gleefully ransacked the home.
They were laughing and jeering as they went through the family’s hard-earned possessions, taking whatever they wanted.
The family’s two daughters — aged 15 and 20 — knew what was coming.
They hid in a closet.
There, they pushed a panic alarm installed and ready for just this scenario.
The home invaders didn’t like that one bit.
They tried to FORCE the father, already beaten bloody, to disable the alarm.
But the daughters kept pushing it!
Furious, the thugs began searching the house for whoever was pushing the alarm. . .
. . . and who knows what they might have done to those young girls if they’d found them.
But invading this home was the last mistake one of those thugs would ever make, because the family’s son and his mother had pulled into the driveway in separate vehicles.
Realizing the alarm was going off and something was very wrong, the son bravely entered the house and retrieved his own pistol.
Then he started shooting!
One of the home invaders, who had a pistol of his own, was shot in the head.
He had the rest of his life to think about his poor decisions, because he died shortly after that in the hospital.
The others fled and police are still looking for them.
That son is a hero. . . but while he successfully defended his family, everybody involved did a LOT wrong.
Here are three ways that family could have improved their tactical position before and during a home invasion:
1. Eliminate Cover Near Your Home
The father never would have been ambushed and pistol-whipped if he’d seen the home invaders hiding hear his home.
Shrubbery and other cover that gives burglars and intruders a place to hide should be eliminated around your home.
Trim shrubs back so they can’t provide cover.
If you have to, rip them out by the roots.
Install lighting to cover any shadows in and around your house, too.
Your goal is to deny home invaders any place to lie in wait for you to come home.
2. Carry Your Gun ON YOUR BODY
Texas is one state that has good carry laws.
There was no reason for the son to have to enter the house — where the home invaders already were — to get his gun.
He should have been carrying it on his body.
If he had, he wouldn’t have had to gamble everything on retrieving his pistol in a home invasion.
Fortunately for him, his sisters, and his parents, everything worked out.
But that’s NOT a gamble I ever want to have to make.
Always carry your gun so it is with you when you need it, even when you’re already at home.
3. Have A Home Invasion Plan
This is one thing the family did RIGHT.
Not only did the daughters have a plan as to where to hide in a home invasion, but the family had already installed a panic alarm for emergencies like this.
What worries me is the description of the closet as, well, a closet.
The invaders were already suspicious when shutting off the alarm didn’t work.
Had they found those young girls before the son came home and shot at them, things might have gone horribly wrong.
Installing a “safe room” style door on that closet, something that could not easily be broken down, would be one way to improve the family’s home invasion plan.
But there’s a LOT more — way more than I can cover in a single e-mail.
That’s because a home invasion is the most extreme attack you’ll ever experience. . . and requires EXTREME TACTICS in response.
When intruders break down your door while you’re home, you may have to know. . .
- How to escape from being tied up or handcuffed
- How to use other family members to deceive your attackers
- Staging weapons in “secret hiding spots” within your home
- How to trick home invaders into letting you go
- Ways to use “improvised weapons” to your advantage
- And a LOT MORE.
These types of scenarios are EXACTLY why we created our “Extreme Home Defense Tactics” course – because we found that other home invasion survival techniques were either outdated… or frankly just fell far short of dealing with reality.
If you’d like to see more of what’s covered in the course, you can check out some of the lessons here and start learning everything you need to keep your family safe from home invasion.
All I ask is that you keep an open mind, because a LOT of the training we’ve developed is WAAAAAY different than what you’ll find most instructors telling you to do.
But I can back up every last one of our techniques with more of these real-world home-invasion stories (some of which ended well, and others of which ended VERY badly).
I think you’ll see exactly why these tactics are superior for surviving a home invasion.
I look forward to hearing what you think.