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CCW Permit Holder In CA Holds Burglar At Gunpoint With His Glock Until Police Arrive


FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — A pocket-carrying homeowner took matters into his own hands when he saw someone walking around inside his home as he was outside doing yard work.

That homeowner, who did not want to be identified, says he’s had his concealed carry permit for 50 years in California and it’s the first time he’s ever been forced to draw.

When police arrived, accompanied by helicopter with a good visual on the situation, they found the homeowner with his Glock trained on the suspect, 54-year-old Enrique Garza.

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Police hailed the homeowner’s actions, saying it was a good thing his gun wasn’t sitting inside a safe, out of reach when needed most.

“If not for having a CCW, he probably wouldn’t have his gun on him, it probably would have been locked in a safe, and he wouldn’t have had access to it in order to hold this suspect accountable,” said Fresno County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tony Botti.

“You have to learn to be careful in this world, because there’s a lot of crazy people out there,” said the homeowner.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office mentioned that before the attacks in San Bernardino, concealed carry permits were issued in about one month. Now after the attacks, demand has skyrocketed, which has created a longer wait time of up to 10 months for permits to be issued.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

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  • Kevin Snyder

    I’d like to see a picture of the homeowner. I’ll never see a unicorn; a California CCW holder is just as rare.

    • bob213pierce

      Fresno’s sheriff (Margaret Mimms) is very pro CCW. She even sent a letter to Obama telling him she would not abide by any rules against issue. She has made the process much easier. Those of us that have been able to obtain a CCW because of her are strong supporters of her.

      • Paul Coppola

        Not down here in So. CA. its nearly impossible.

        • HP

          I live in upstate NY, and we tend to think of things as pretty awful here, but when I hear about New Jersey, and especially California, I realize it can still get worse. We feel for you folks. Stay safe and good luck.

          • Pam Dunn

            That’s because a whole boat load of Lefty Liberals from “New Jersey” migrated to Commiefornia and screwed it up for everyone else.

    • Guest

      Not in El Dorado County. It is a “shall” issue county and everyone running for Sheriff knows and respects it, or they will not be elected.

    • Waylon Dowd

      A concealed carrier in the Soviet Republic of New Jersey is so rare, that none have ever actually been seen. The applications still list George Sebastian Silzer as governor. He was elected in 1922. The papyrus application must also be countersigned by Jesus and your maternal great-grandmother before it is even considered for review. The Soviet Republic of New Jersey is a “likely to never issue” state.

  • ltc444

    I am amazed that he (the homeowner) has not been charged by state officials.

    • Mazzif Fizzam

      And or labeled as a racist, and or xenophobe.

      • ltc444

        That will come in the civil suite when the guy sues the homeowner for denial of income. Their is ample precedent in California in the McDowell case.

        It seems that a burglar broke into the Actor’s home. His two Doberman’s chewed him up a bit and held the thief for security who arrested him.

        The burglar sued McDowell for denial of income as he was unable to work and won.

        Listed occupation of the plaintiff was, you guessed it , THIEF.

        • Pam Dunn

          Only in Socialist , Moronic Commiefornia would that happen.

    • Tim Pearce

      That was my reaction, too. I’m also surprised the police didn’t shoot the homeowner.

      • ltc444

        My body, sins if my youth Jumping out of helicopters and fast motorcycles. Has admonished me that i can no longer go toe to toe with the young punks.

        The greatest concern about defending myself is not my ability to resolve the situation but getting shot by police.

    • HP

      Heh, give it time. There’s a liberal out there somewhere who is outraged this man was able to defend himself.

    • Reptiles Rule The World

      Why are you amazed?
      He was in his home and did nothing illegal.
      I have my ltc and am 100% pro 2A.
      Let’s stop acting like every time something happens wee lucky to not be charged.
      Handle the situation accordingly and no issues.

  • Cariniti Cannon

    Funny How the Wait Time Jumps to 10 Months…
    …How Much Longer Do We Have to Wait to Fumigate & FreBreeze the White House of That Stench of B O?!?
    …Endure IT’s Flooding USA w/IT’s Illegals & Jihads!?!