As reported, Marvin Oldham was shot twice, after he allegedly forced himself into his ex-wife’s parents’ Tennessee home and threatened the occupants. Betty Hale, the mother of Marvin Oldman’s ex-wife, first shot him in the shoulder with a .22-caliber pistol, which didn’t stop him, according to police. An elderly man who was visiting the home then reportedly shot Marvin Oldham in the stomach with a 9mm pistol. Mr. Oldham was taken to the hospital for surgery following the home invasion, according to news reports.
This is yet another example of why I support gun ownership for self defense purposes. It is unlikely that an elderly man or the ex-wife’s mother would have been able to stop this man from breaking in and harming the occupants, had they not been armed. Luckily, they were armed, and the home invading ex husband was unable to make good on his alleged threats.
Contrast this with cases where the victims lived in areas with handgun bans, such as the murder of Jennifer Hudson’s family, or the severe beating of an Oak Park, IL mother and baby, and the benefit of gun ownership become even more apparent. Gun control leaves law abiding citizens without a gun for defense against gun-ban-ignoring criminals, or allows physically stronger criminals to beat or stab their victims to death.