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Editor’s Note: this story is one of the most successful stories ever posted in the Outdoor News section, generating over 33,000 views. Given the...

Editor’s Note: this story is one of the most successful stories ever posted in the Outdoor News section, generating over 33,000 views. Given the recent rhetoric talking against so-called “assault” weapons, I feel it appropriate to re-post this story reminding us all what is important and the tools we use to protect it.

The teenage son of a Harris County Precinct 1 deputy shot a home intruder Tuesday afternoon in the 2600 block of Royal Place in northwest Harris County, deputies said.

The 15-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister had been home alone in the Mount Royal Village subdivision when around 2:30 p.m. a pair of burglars tried the front and back doors, then broke a back window. 

The teenager grabbed his father’s AR15 and knew what to do with it.

“We don’t try to hide things from our children in law enforcement,” Lt. Jeffrey Stauber said. “That young boy was protecting his sister. He was in fear for his life and her life.”

The home invaders fled, leaving a trail of blood.

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