As reported, a Montgomery, Alabama homeowner used his gun to stop three armed home invaders, fatally wounding one of the intruders.

Police say that at about 5:30pm, three armed robbers entered a home on the 600 block of Glade Park Drive, intending to commit a robbery.  The homeowner is said to have shot one of the intruders in self defense, causing the others to flee.  Two alleged accomplices have been arrested and charged with felony murder for the death of their alleged accomplice, as well as first degree robbery, according to news reports.

As I’ve noted before, criminals often work in groups, using superior numbers to overwhelm their victims.  When that happens, even the strongest unarmed victims can be overpowered by the numerically superior criminals.

When a crime victim is armed for self defense, things can be quite different. Every day, firearms allow a single crime victim to successfully defend themselves against multiple attackers.  Here, this homeowner used his handgun to fend off 2 attackers.  Similarly, this man used his handgun to defend himself against 3 violent men who broke into his apartment.  This business owner used his shotgun to stop 4 armed robbers who where pistol whipping an employee and threatening the lives of everyone present.  This mother used her handgun to defend herself and her young children from a pair of home invading prison escapees.  This woman used her gun to fend off 4 home invaders.  This man used his gun to save himself and his wife from 4 armed robbers.  This 91 year old man used his gun to save himself and his wheelchair bound wife from a pair of armed criminals who broke in to their home.  I could go on with more examples, but the point should be clear: Armed self defense works, and is often a crime victim’s best chance at avoiding harm.