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    Oregon homeowner opens fire on burglar

    Quote Originally Posted by [url]http://www.kval.com/news/local/131485368.html[/url]
    WARREN, Ore. - Columbia County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a suspect after a Warren, Oregon homeowner opened fire when he was awakened by an intruder trying to get into his house.

    Warren is located along the Columbia River between Scappoose and St. Helens, Ore.

    Deputies said the unidentified man opened fire at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and they do not know if the suspect was hit by the gunfire. The intruder fled the scene and no suspect information has been released.

    Monday morning, deputies sent out a press release saying the homeowner is a federal law enforcement officer With the Federal Protective Service in Portland. His name was not released.

    The federal officer also had two police dogs at his residence.

    "I was surprised they picked that house to bother," said neighbor Tom Clason.

    "I'm glad they picked a house where somebody was able to defend themselves rather than turning out badly for the innocent people," said Mike Loeks, who also lives nearby.

    The federal officer's wife and two kids were also home at the time, investigators said. No one was hurt.
    Wonder if the burglar did in fact know who he was attempting to go after and if it was only a burglary that he had in mind, seeing as to who owned the home and that there were two police dogs there. Either way, good job for the officer, too bad it is unsure of if any of his shots landed.
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    "yo dawg lets rob this guy"..............probably what they were thinking before the FED light them up like the 4th of july. talk about casing the wrong joint lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verd View Post
    Wonder if the burglar did in fact know who he was attempting to go after and if it was only a burglary that he had in mind, seeing as to who owned the home and that there were two police dogs there. Either way, good job for the officer, too bad it is unsure of if any of his shots landed.
    How could anyone be unsure if their shots landed? Was he blind? Was he shooting a handgun at a great distance, like more than 25 yards? Did he see a shape and simple blast away, unconcerned about the identity of his target or where stray bullets might land?

    The article said his wife and two daughters live in the house. Good thing one of them wasn't merely coming back from the fridge...
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    Kudos to the homeowner!

    It seems he did everything right.
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    (Well...perhaps a little range time might be in order to sharpen his aim.)
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    That's an important point, particularly if one has neighbors. Even a 9mm can penetrate sheet rock, insulation, and siding, twice, while carrying lethal momentum.
    The First protects the Second, and the Second protects the First. Together, they protect the rest of our Bill of Rights and our United States Constitution, and help We the People protect ourselves in the spirit of our Declaration of Independence.

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