As reported, a pair of armed robbers broke into an apartment in Roselawn, Ohio around 10:00am on Wednesday and threatened the resident’s life. The apartment renter was able to grab his self defense gun and fatally shoot one of the home invading criminals, who has been identified an 19 year old Gerald Womble. The other criminal was scared away. The resident did unfortunately suffer a non life threatening injury, but will recover.
Once again, gun ownership is the best way to defend oneself when facing a home invasion – especially when the criminals are armed with guns. Those who are unarmed, or who are armed with an inferior weapon, will often end up overpowered by the criminal, with dire consequences.
Nor can a citizen rely upon the police for protection, as they are minutes away while it takes a criminal who is breaking in just seconds to get to their victim. It is also important to note that the police will sometimes fail to help even when asked repeatedly, and they are not legally liable for that failure. Adding to the problem, police are 5.5 times more likely than an armed citizen to shoot the wrong person, meaning that there is a certain degree of danger anytime there are armed police coming to the aid of a citizen.
Once again, gun ownership saves lives.