As reported, an armed and masked home invader, who was dressed in all black, broke into a house on the 1300 block of Birkdale Drive in Wellington, Florida at about 2:00am. Luckily, the home owner was also a gun owner, and was able to shoot the criminal in self defense, saving his life and ensuring that no other occupants of the home were harmed by the criminal.
When a citizen’s home is invaded, that citizen may suffer torture, rape, or murder – and complying with the criminals demands is no guarantee that they will refrain from harming the victim. Running away from the criminal often doesn’t work out any better, and is often not even a viable option due to the need to protect one’s spouse, children, etc.
However gun ownership can often prevent those tragic outcomes. Armed citizens can and do defend themselves against home invaders, rapists, would-be murderers, armed robbers, and every other kind of violent attacker. Guns allow pregnant women, the elderly, and other classes of vulnerable people to defend themselves against attack by physically stronger and/or more numerous attackers. Guns are the great equalizer, and an essential part of a free and civilized society.