As reported, an Omaha, Nebraska homeowner used his gun to save his wife from a violent intruder.

Police say that at about 11:30pm, an intruder pounded on the door of a home near 16th Street and Drexel Street in Omaha, NE.  The wife opened the door, and was attacked by the intruder, at which point the husband grabbed his gun and ordered the intruder to release his wife, according to news reports.  Acting in defense of his wife and himself, the armed husband fired two shots in self defense, fatally wounding the intruder, according to police.

In an ideal world, there would be no crime.  In a slightly less ideal world, the police would be able to intervene during every crime, and stop the criminal before an innocent citizen is harmed.  Sadly, we live in neither of those hypothetical worlds.  Instead, we live in a world where crime is all too common, and unarmed citizens can suffer greatly when a crime occurs.  The countless cases like this are why I support gun rights and encourage law abiding citizens to have a gun for self defense.