Things happen in Texas

Jan 14, 2018 5:41 PM - 87 Views

By Contact Information
sradmin

Things happen in Texas


I feel bad for Cynthia Ruiz. In addition to being a widow, she has now had to bury her son. It’s a horrible thing to lose one of your children, but she did.

However, I can only feel so bad for her. After all, her son brought this on himself.

Ruiz’s son, Andrew Herrera, was shot and killed when he tried to rob a Popeye’s Chicken in Texas. That’s when he came face-to-face with the state’s self-defense laws.

Now, Ruiz has questions.

“Did my son deserve to be punished? Yes, he did,” Ruiz said.

Police said Herrera, wearing a hoodie and a mask, entered the South Side restaurant with gun and confronted a man and his family who were eating.

After the man told Herrera he had spent the money he had on their dinner, Herrera turned toward the counter and pointed the gun at one of the workers, who was running away.

That’s when the man, who had a concealed handgun license, fired several shots at Herrera.

A police spokesman later said, “Here in Texas, if you’re in fear of loss of life, loss of property, you have a right to defend yourself.”

Ruiz said she understands the man who shot her son was defending his family, but she asked, “Why shoot him four more times? Why did he shoot him five times?”

I hate to break it to Ruiz, but the reason the man shot him five times was simple. You shoot until there’s no longer a threat. The armed citizen judge there was still a risk to him and his family–and the word “family” means no self-respecting man is going to take a chance at that point–and kept shooting until there was no longer a threat.

Shootings aren’t like the movies or on TV. You don’t shoot to wound. A wounded person can still kill you. You shoot until the threat has been eliminated. If the first shot wounds them but they drop their weapon and surrender, so much the better for everyone, but only a complete and total idiot expects that to happen.

Herrera threatened the lives of human beings, and he paid a price for that. It’s a price that Ruiz is being forced to pay, which is a pity, but either she failed to teach him it was wrong to steal, or he failed to heed the lessons. Either way, he tried to rob a chicken place and came face-to-face with someone who was not going to be a victim.

Why was Herrara shot five times? Because he stood there, gun in hand, and threatened the innocent.

Ruiz contends that a second suspect who served as Herrera’s getaway driver claims the gun wasn’t loaded. To that I reply, “So what?”

If you point a gun at me, my family, or anyone else in my vicinity, I’m not going to assume that it’s unloaded. That is stupid, especially since one of the basic rules of firearm safety is to treat all firearms as if they’re loaded. For me, that applies to the one in the criminal’s hand. I’m going to act as if it’s loaded because the alternative is the loss of innocent life if I’m wrong.

Why did they have to shoot him five times? Because he was a threat, and common wisdom is to just keep shooting until he’s not a threat any longer.

If you want your kids to not be shot, impress upon them that this is what happens when you threaten people with a gun.




Project Pictures

Project comments will be below the pictures, additionally each picture may have it's own comments and discussions



SHARE THIS BLOG

StreetRodding.com Is Proud To Have The Following Advertisers Supporting This Site.

Comments

There are no comments available



Sign in to comment.


Find Your Street Rod

For Sale

1961 Corvette Instrument panel (upper and lower) and gauges
Used Excellent $1,000.00 Buyer Pay Shipping (Grand Island, NE) Feb 06

1950 Chevy truck seat
Used Good $500.00 Buyer Pay Shipping (Rosharon, TX) Jan 17

1946-1948 Ford Dash
Used Good $75.00 Buyer Pay Shipping (Rosharon, TX) Jan 17

Parting 1939 1941 1947 DODGE truck cab
Used Good $250.00 Local Pickup Only (Rosharon, TX) Jan 17

1937 Ford headlights
Used Good $200.00 Buyer Pay Shipping (Rosharon, TX) Jan 17

1933/34 ford parts
Used Excellent Best Offer Buyer Pay Shipping (Rosharon, TX) Jan 17

1932 Ford Seats
Used Excellent $800.00 Buyer Pay Shipping (Rosharon, TX) Jan 17

Street Rod Parts Katy Texas
Used Excellent $600.00 Buyer Pay Shipping (Rosharon, TX) Jan 17

Hot Rod Model A Tudor Original Seats 1928-1931
Used Fair $200.00 Buyer Pay Shipping (Rosharon, TX) Jan 17

1928 1929 1930 1931 ford windshield
Used Good $350.00 Buyer Pay Shipping (Rosharon, TX) Jan 17

Connect With Us

Advertisers

Quick Links