LONGS, SOUTH CAROLINA — At four thirty in the morning, an intruder attempted to gain entry to a woman’s home. After trying the door and getting no luck, he left. When he returned later in the morning, he tried again. This time, the homeowner was ready for him.
According to WBTW News 13, Daniel Frinks, 57, was shot by the homeowner as he tried to break into her home a second time the same morning. Horry County Fire Rescue arrived and administered aid to the wounded man. He went to the hospital where he was treated for his wounds and then turned over to law enforcement.
Frinks will be charged with attempting to gain entry for the purpose of burglary.
When you get a gun to defend your home, you may envision all sorts of potential scenarios unfolding whereby it comes in handy. Nothing can prepare you, though, for the moment that gun saves your life and property.
Frinks is assumed to be a complete stranger to both the homeowner and those nearby. Thus, it’s safe to say he targeted this home and figured it would be a good place to start a high-end burglary.
People want what you have and they aren’t afraid to go get it. Some of them aren’t afraid to hurt you and anyone else who gets in their way.
This is where firearms come in.
Maintaining a gun in the home can help protect you, your family, and your property. But every gun needs a pair of hands to operate it. No matter how casual a gun owner you are, you should remember that the more you train now, the more ready you will be when and if that time arrives.
We always advocate that gun owners keep a gun holstered on the body while on the property. This ensures that if a need arises, the gun is ready to be employed as a means of safety and protection.
This homeowner got it right. May we all should the same happen to us.