Man Wounded While Shooting and Killing an Early Morning Home Invader

One Californian who’s very happy he was able to afford a gat and some ammo is in a hospital recovering from a gunshot wound. He caught that bullet, exchanging gunfire with a home invader as he tried to break into his apartment.

Here is more from KTLA:

The victim alerted police to a burglary in progress, then called back to indicate gunshots had been exchanged.

Responding Riverside police officers found the resident suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to a hospital with an injury that was not life-threatening.

Searching the area revealed a wrecked car with a badly leaking would-be home invader inside. His two accomplices had scampered off into the night. Twenty-year-old Denzel Young was transported to a hospital where he later assumed ambient temperature.

In the KTLA news report above, an unnamed talking head — presumably a Riverside Police detective —  had this to say about citizens defending themselves with firearms against violent attackers.

Anybody with a firearm should make themself an expert in everything about that firearm. We don’t want people just to go out and buy a gun and think that now they can defend themselves. 

Yeah, screw that.

Everyone should have a good working knowledge of firearms and basic gun safety.

However, the Second Amendment doesn’t have a proficiency clause.

Anyone legally able to own a gun has the right to buy one and use it when they must to defend themselves and their loved ones. Even if they’re a rank beginner and are only “expert” enough to know what end the bullet comes out and where the trigger is.

If that disappoints the Riverside Police Department, that’s too damned bad.">