As reported, an elderly Clayton County, GA man reportedly used his handgun to fend off a pair of robbers who tried to rob him at gunpoint in his own home.
Police say that the elderly resident sells firewood from his home. A pair of robbers is said to have posed as firewood buyers, with one of the criminals first buying some firewood then asking to enter the man’s home to wash his hands. After washing his hands, the robber is said to have pointed a gun at the elderly homeowner, while the pair of criminals searched the home for valuables. At this point, the homeowner reportedly grabbed his own gun and fired at the robbers, causing them to flee to a waiting car. The homeowner was unharmed.
Few unarmed senior citizens can fight off even a single a younger, stronger, and faster attacker – even if that attacker is unarmed. When those criminals are armed (which is often the case, since criminals ignore gun control laws), or working in pairs, elderly crime victims are at an even greater disadvantage. The result is often terrible for that senior citizen, as well as their loved ones.
Armed senior citizens, on the other hand, have the best possible chance of defending themselves against attack by criminals. 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: gun ownership saves lives every day and allows crime victims to defend themselves against even the strongest of criminals.