Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mr. Horn, House Sitter.

Last year, Mr. Horn saw two men break into his neighbor’s house in a small community in Texas. Mr. Horn quickly called 911. He continued to speak to the 911 operator while waiting for the police to arrive. Unfortunately the two men started to leave carrying a bag of items they stole from his neighbor. Mr. Horn told the 911 operator he was going to stop the thieves, grabbed his shotgun and went outside. He confronted the men, when they started to run, he shot and killed them. This week, a grand jury concluded that there was no case against Mr. Horn. He is free. This story is very topical because the Supreme Court recently ruled that Americans have the right to own guns.

To me, the real question is what sort of present should the neighbor give Mr. Horn. When I’m away and a neighbor watches my house or even feeds my cat, I give a little something. A token from the trip I went on. I don’t give anything really grand but something more than a postcard. If feeding my cat earns someone a set of drinking glasses with “My neighbor went to Somewhere and all I got were these lousy glasses” printed on them, what does shooting two men in the back earn? Whatever it is, it had better not piss off Mr. Horn.
If you lived in the neighborhood and were going on a trip, would you ask Mr. Horn to watch your place?

6 comments:

Ashley Evelyn said...

i think it's a little extreme- should lives really be ended over household items?

really, i think most americans would be content with a gift cettificate to TGIFriday's or some such place, over a set of bar glasses... however, perhaps a marksmen medal would be more suited?


p.s. i find it interesting the views obama and mccain have on the gun issue; if i were john, i might choose to let the issue slide rather than to bring more attention & rally the other side...

Christine said...

I might make Mr. Horn my new best friend.

The cup is half full of something I don't like said...

I love the marksment medal idea. I believe in a right to arms but not the right to use those arms without restraint. There is no question the dead men were up to no good but the probably don't deserve to be dead.

Coleyy said...

I agree with Christine on this one. Mr. Horn can watch my house EVERY DAY if all I had to do was get him a little gift every so often.

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Aaron Brand said...

If Mr. Horn was smart he would have shot one of the burglars and let the other get away. That way he could have taken the neighbor's big screen TV and said the guy got away with it.

Aaron Brand said...

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