An armed family confronts a man attempting to break into their home with fatal consequences.

Families that shoot together stay together.  Something I’ve always said to friends and people on the range; mostly jokingly and to help break the tension for people new to the sport. This video though, demonstrates just how true that statement can be.

Three armed family members confront a man who is attempting to break into their home.  After one family member fired a warning shot which did not deter the intruder, the family opened fire and killed him.

This video highlights a few worthwhile issues for me.  Firstly, and not to open a huge debate, but I feel that we as citizens should have the ability to be responsible for our own safety, and that of our family members.  This includes things as proper nutrition, exercise and common practices.   And I also believe, it is somewhat ridiculous to give the benefit-of-doubt to a complete stranger who is currently breaking into your home. Would you assume this persons only intent is to steal from you? Or would you assume that an individual who breaks into another person’s dwelling, while they are home intends to cause those dwellers harm?

“If this guy would’ve stayed home, he’d have been alive right now,” a neighbor told Fox 13 Orlando. 


The Pena home post shooting with police caution tape and Officers investigating.  This could have been a very different scene had the family not acted.

Secondly, it would seem that this family not only shot together, but had a plan of action in the case of a break-in. I am hesitant to believe this was a highly coordinated effort, the family did however work as a unit, each arming themselves, and then joining to confront their attacker as a single unit.  This demonstrates the importance of knowing where the other members of your family, or living partners are before you run off and start sending rounds throughout your home.

Thirdly, this example demonstrates that the family were in control, and most importantly, prepared and able to defend themselves.  They possessed the mindset and ability to act when the time was critical.  Many who have been put in similar situations have frozen, or failed to act for one reason or another.  If you value the wellbeing of yourself, and loved ones, you may want to seriously consider the length in which you would go to protect them.

We should not gain delight in the loss of a life, we should gain a lesson though.  I am happy this family survived their ordeal, and I would be interested to talk to them about how this event affect them.

Train well, Train Consistently.



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