As reported, an Ozark County, Missouri man reportedly used his gun to stop a violent home invader:
Police say that one man broke into the home of another and refused to leave after multiple warnings. When the intruder became violent, the homeowner reportedly feared for his safety and fired in self defense. The intruder was struck in chest, but survived after being airlifted to the hospital.
Those opposed to gun ownership for self defense like to suggest that crime victims will be unable to get their self defense gun in time to stop an armed criminal. That is simply not the case. Here, the homeowner was able to get his gun and fire in self defense, even after delaying that self defense effort while giving the intruder a chance to leave peacefully. Nor is this an isolated example of citizens managing to get their gun and fire in time: This homeowner managed to get his gun from a drawer, despite the fact that a criminal held a knife to him. This elderly man managed to grab a self defense gun, despite being shocked with a stun gun and beaten by a 24 year old man. This man managed to draw his concealed carry handgun and shoot an armed robber in self defense, despite the fact that that robber was standing behind him and pointing a shotgun at his back. This jewelry store owner managed to grab his gun from under a desk, despite the fact that two robbers were in his store, one of whom had a gun pointed at him. This pawnshop manager managed to shoot an armed in self defense, saving himself and his teenage employee, despite the fact that a gun was being held to that employee’s throat. I could go on with many more examples, but the point should be clear – armed self defense works.