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Brother Shoots Brother After He Enters Home, Which Is Against A Protective Order

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RAYMONDVILLE, TX — A man’s brother found himself in a world of hurt when he invaded the man’s home early this month.

What’s more, he did so in defiance of a protective order — and we all know just how effective a piece of paper those can be.

I hope you can catch the sarcasm. As the Valley Morning Star reports:

Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence declined to disclose the man’s name. Spence said the man’s brother apparently shot him after the two exchanged gunfire at about 6:30 a.m. today in the family home off FM 186 west of Raymondville. The man used a key to enter the home after his family filed a protective order to keep him out of the house, Spence said.

“He was going from room to room,” Spence said.

Spence said the man’s brother shot him twice.

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“He claims he saw him raise a rifle barrel,” Spence said of the brother’s account of the shooting. At about noon, the man was awaiting surgery at a hospital.

I don’t know what kind of family feud spawned a restraining order, brother against brother, and I don’t really want to know. If I were to guess, however, whatever this was happened in pretty quick succession.

The clue here, of course, is the mode of entry. The brother had a key.

Of course, there are a great many people who have keys to their relatives’ places, but one would think that should the conflict between the two parties be so great as to provoke a restraining order that the homeowner would also take the time to change out the locks if he had a few days to think about it and to do so.

Things can break down fast.

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Falkenberg is a veteran writer and active voice in the gun community. He is passionate about not only ensuring that American citizens know their rights, but why they have those…

Falkenberg is a veteran writer and active voice in the gun community. He is passionate about not only ensuring that American citizens know their rights, but why they have those rights and what a gift it is to be in a country that acknowledges their God-given freedoms. His standard concealed carry rig is a Tristar T-100 in 9mm settled comfortably in a Quick Click and Carry Holster made by JM4 Tactical.

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