Armed Homeowner Shoots Sword-Wielding Burglar in Self Defense

Published by the LearnAboutGuns.com Author on April 14, 2010 at 12:01 am
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As reported, a Turley, Oklahoma homeowner used his handgun to stop a burglar who was attacking with a sword and a gun:

Police say that a couple, including a man who had a concealed carry permit, returned to their home on the 6000 block of North Owasso, at approximately 10:00pm, to hear an unexpected noise coming from the bedroom. Upon investigating, the homeowner reportedly found a burglar, who was armed with a sword and a handgun, in the master bedroom. The burglar is said to have advanced on the homeowner, despite being warned to stop, at which point the homeowner fired one shot in self defense. Injured, the burglar fell to the ground but then tried to aim a handgun at the homeowner, at which point the homeowner fired again in self defense, fatally wounding the burglar, according to police.  Neither of the home’s occupants was harmed.

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 draw his lawfully carried gun and fire in self defense, even after twice delaying his self defense efforts so as to give the intruder a chance to surrender.  Also, note that the intruder had the element of surprise, and was armed with both a gun and a sword – yet the armed law abiding citizen prevailed.

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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.

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