As reported, a 70 year old Carnation, WA homeowner used his handgun to stop a violent home invader:
Police say that the 70 year old man was in his home at about 6 AM when he heard someone lurking outside his home. The homeower reportedly went to the door to investigate, at which point the lurker rushed inside and hit the elderly homeowner in the head. Injured, the homeowner grabbed his self defense pistol and fired, striking the intruder and ending the attack, according to police. The intruder suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a hospital, while the homeowner was treated and released for his head injury, according to news reports. Police reportedly believe the intruder may have been a transient who lived in the nearby woods.
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, and as a result may suffer greatly in their own home.
However, when senior citizens are armed for self defense, they are in the best position possible to defend themselves. A few examples: 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.