Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How Would an 84-year-old Hold Off an Intruder? : 84-year-old man wounds intruder If the Left had its way, and law-abiding citizens were disarmed, this might have been a tragedy. A tragedy that would have been recorded on 911 tapes. Instead, the good guys finished on top.
An 84-year-old man, who repeatedly held off an alleged intruder Sunday when the man tried to break into his home, finally got a gun in desperation and shot through a door, wounding the intruder in the leg.
He held the door closed, but as he got tired, and the goblin kept trying to break in, he asked his wife (74-years-old) to get his gun.
"He was getting tired," said [Hancock County Sheriff's Investigator Andre] Fizer, who listened to a tape of the 911 call during the ensuing investigation. "He said, 'I knew the guy was going to eventually overcome me.'"
He shot once, low, hitting the goblin in the leg, who is now in hospital awaiting charges.

The evidence of the 911 tape clearly shows the homeowner acted in self-defense. What else could an 84-year-old do to defend himself and his wife? I really wish that someone on the Left would explain to me how this would have ended happily for everyone if the homeowner had been disarmed. Home invasions never end nicely when the bad guys achieve the upper hand, and this situation does not describe the average burglary. So please, anyone who favors gun control, tell me how things would have been better than a safe, law-abiding couple, and an injured goblin. (Those of you favoring self-defense, can't answer that a dead goblin beats an injured goblin. That isn't the question, even if I agree with the sentiment.)

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