Modesto Aguilar, Sr., and his family sleep on the floor of
their San Antonio, Texas, home because it has been shot up by gang
members so many times, but Aguilar evened the score a little one
evening. Awakened by the familiar sound of bullets hitting his
home, he got his M1 carbine and returned fire, killing one of the
criminals. Two others fled.
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