[Escambia County Sheriff Grover] Smith declined to identify the homeowner, the man and his wife were in bed in their home along U.S. 31 north of town about 3 a.m. when the intruder kicked in the door to the home and entered their bedroom, demanding money.The dead guy got out of a Nebraska jail two days ago.
Smith said the homeowner managed to retrieve a pistol from the bedside table and pointed it at the robber, who told the homeowner to drop the weapon.
Instead, Smith said, the homeowner fired the gun, striking the intruder in the forehead, killing him instantly.
Sheriff Smith sees this as self-defense.
Without a firearm to aid them, the elderly or the infirm would be at the mercy of the young and the violent. The few would be at the mercy of gangs of thugs. The small would be at the mercy of the large. Humans use tools in situations like that to compensate for weaknesses. ("Fear no man, no matter what his size; call on me and I shall equalize" Col. Colt)
Self-defense is a human right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.