I'm sure many of you have heard of this..
A man shot and killed two guys who broke into his neighbor's
house while he was on the phone with 911.
- the 911 tape; you can hear the shots in the background.
1. The men were not on his property.
2. 911 told him repeatedly to NOT leave his house, but he did.
3. He specifically said, quite clearly, that he would kill them.
"I'm not gonna take a chance on getting killed over this.. I'm gonna shoot. I'm gonna shoot."
Again.. all this AFTER the 911 said the safest thing for him would be to remain inside his own house. But he was a man of his word. He said he'd kill them.
And he did. As they were leaving the neighbor's house, he ran out the door and shot them in the back and killed them.
He wasn't arrested then. And, I believe.. a grand jury cleared him of any wrong-doing a few days ago.
Now, this morning, in an interview with Diane Sawyer, he said he was trying to avoid the situation. "I had to do the right thing to save my life".. despite the fact, again, that he was told 13
times not to go outside.
So. Joe Horn. Was he in the right?
Personally, I don't think so. I know the right to bear arms, and the right to defend yourself is a big topic.. but I don't think it's even about that. This guy went out of his way to get involved in the situation.