As reported, an upstate New York woman used her handgun to defend herself and her son from a burglar who attacked them as they returned home. Police say that 48 year old Deanna Candee and her 25 year old son Adam Candee came home to find 39 year old Timothy Hartigan burglarizing their home. When Hartigan realized that the home’s occupants had returned, he reportedly attacked Deanna and Adam, and a struggle ensued. Deanna is said to have gotten her self defense pistol and shot the violent burglar once, saving herself and her son. Hartigan was pronounced dead at the scene, and Adam and Deanna were treated at local hospitals for the injuries they sustained in the attack.
Yet again, we have another woman who was able to defend herself with a gun. Had this woman not been armed, she could have ended up like this woman or this woman, victimized in her own home by a dangerous attacker. Her son could also have suffered death or serious bodily harm at the hands of the violent burglar. Fortunately, this woman was armed for self defense, and as a result was able to save herself and her son from a violent attack.