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June 30th, 2008
09:38 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 6/30/08

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  1. Genevieve M, TX

    Moral of the story: "If you don't want to get shot, then don't break into people houses and take things." DUH!

    June 30, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Shea, North Carolina

    goodnight Anderson and Erica.....nite all

    June 30, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  3. EJ (USA)

    goodnight Anderson! great show

    June 30, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  4. Jolene

    Nothing like a good (or bad) implosion. They continue to intrigue me. Nite all!

    June 30, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  5. MaryEllen Texas

    Great Blogging ! Good Night Anderson; Good Night Erica; Good Night Bloggers - (sounding like Walton's Mountain) ....where's John Boy?

    June 30, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  6. Maureen T

    Timburrrrrrrr.....that was cool! Anyway, goodnight Andy and Erica!...See you tomorrow!

    June 30, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  7. andersoncnn

    good conversation tonite.. thanks..see you tomorrow.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  8. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Blowing stuff up. Great job!

    June 30, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Minou, New York City

    Going down with glitz and glamour! Go Vegas!

    June 30, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Ben Hortman

    Joe Horn did the right thing! Thieves give up their rights as soon as the steal! dont be a dishonest and cheat thats pretty easy!

    June 30, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  11. zolton, Scottsdale

    MaryBeth, give me a break – where do you get your statistics. As for children, a responsible parent will safety lock the gun or you want the government to do eveything for you.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  12. Michele

    Maybe criminals will think twice before breaking and entering ... especially in Texas!

    June 30, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  13. joyce

    There is a higher law. This man will have to live with the fact that he took two lives. He will be sorry one day. I wonder how his neighbors feel about the murder. I would never want my neighbor to murder anyone to protect my property. Incredible; the most serious decision he'll probably ever make, taking a life, made with very little thought.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  14. Jim

    Gee, even thieves have feelings too. pfffffft. The sympathy expressed for the criminals is irrational imo.

    Good on the Grand Jury. You don't want to get shot ? It's simple, don't break into people's houses and steal their property.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  15. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    Kent~ That is scary. NO! We don't walk around the streets of TX with guns. Wow! talk about stereotypical!

    June 30, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  16. Rekha Raman

    Good night, Anderson. And now to watch the gorillas- their sad story.
    See you tomorrow.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  17. tommy

    He had the right to shoot them by law but he sure sounded all to eager to confront them before police could arrive

    June 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  18. joycei

    I live in Houston where the killings took place, and I'm probably alone in thinking this way, but I think Joe Horn was wrong for killing those men, because he was inside his home and not being threatened.Although I also think those men were wrong for robbing someone home in the first place.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  19. Maureen T

    Brothel blues? Only in America...

    June 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  20. Kimether - Atlanta, GA

    Looks like somebody did not use enough dynamite for that building! 🙂

    June 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  21. Ron In Texas.

    To Kent
    Actually we can, but it is really up to law enforcement

    June 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  22. Vincent

    Does more weapons really make people safer ? Seems like more and more stories of normal people going postal and killing random people or walking into crowded places to shoot anything that moves.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  23. Val

    Joe Horn was probably a little trigger happy but I believe had a complete justification to attempt to stop the two Burglars from stealing his neighbors property. We here in the northeast tend to be shocked by news like this. Why is that? You are out stealing someone's hard earned valuables, invading their home not knowing who is inside. What if there was a teenage girl in there? Would these two rape the girl and leave her for dead? I think justice was served. Anyone who has the nerve to invade someone's home is capable of anything and I'm sure is ready for anything. He warned them not to move, and they did. That's why they are dead. No sleep lost here. Good Night. Two less animals to deal with . . . .

    June 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  24. howard schramm

    i agree with the jury....touche Texas

    June 30, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  25. Nick

    Horn was justified in his actions, in Mrs. Obama's words for the 1st time I feel proud of my country.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  26. Kevin Kitts TN.

    If we had more laws like the ones in Texas, and more people like Mr.Horn the crime rates would drop across this country. I whish he was my neighbor.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  27. kathy - TN

    Woohoo! Stop in and get a gas card!!! What a deal!
    You gotta love this country!!

    June 30, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  28. MaryEllen Texas

    Anderson - I always enjoy hearing Jeffrey Tubin's legal position on various topics. He's very down to earth and easily explains the legalities in very lay terminology for everyone to understand.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  29. andersoncnn

    Ellen, welcome to the blog

    June 30, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  30. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Gotta love Texas justice.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  31. judy johnston

    Horn case? Jury nullification.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  32. MaryBeth

    Serena: the amount of crime has not gone down because ppl can personally own guns...it's gone up...now kids accidentally shoot themselves or if something gets too out of hand, you can just shoot someone...that's not right...we have the rule of law for a reason.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  33. c. p. scott

    Way to go Supreme Court and the 2nd Amendment!! Everybody needs a gun like Joe Horn in Texas.

    June 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  34. Dabney

    i definitely feel that individuals should have the right to defend themselves, especially when their safety is threatened by burglars; however, the fact that he discussed shooting (and ultimately killing) the men with the 911 operator signals premeditated thought.. but hey that's just my opinion

    June 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
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