As reported, an elderly Las Vegas, NV homeowner used his gun to fend off multiple home invaders early Thursday morning.
Police say that an unknown number of intruders kicked in the door of a home near Rancho and Vegas Drive at 5:30AM. The intruders are said to have attacked the elderly homeowner, prompting him to grab his gun and fire in self defense. One of the attackers was fatally wounded, and the other criminals fled, according to police. The homewoner was unharmed.
It is a sad fact that criminals prey on senior citizens, seeing them as easy targets. Unarmed senior citizens can often be overpowered by even a single young criminal who is stronger and faster. When, as here, there are multiple younger criminals attacking at once, the situation is even worse for the elderly victim, who may suffer greatly in their own home.
But when senior citizens are armed for self defense, they are in the best position possible to defend themselves. This armed 85 year old woman held a home invader at gunpoint, and made him call the police on himself. This armed 93 year old man shot a home invader in self defense after the home invader began to attack him. This armed 70 year old woman held an intruder at gunpoint until the police arrived to arrest him. This armed 91 year old man used his handgun to fend off two home invader who had broken in and threatened his wheelchair-bound wife with their guns. This armed 84 year old man used his handgun to stop a criminal who repeatedly tried to enter his home through the front door, back door, and a window. I could go on with more examples, but the point should be clear: armed self defense is a senior citizen’s best chance at stopping a younger and stronger criminal who attacks them.
My thanks to Anders for pointing out this self defense case.