As reported, an elderly Boston, New York woman used her gun to hold a burglar until the police could arrive.
Police say that the 68 year old woman and her husband noticed that their barn had been broken into on Monday, and were concerned that the intruder might return. On Wednesday, the couple reportedly found that the intruder had returned to steal metal. Armed for self defense, the elderly couple reportedly held the intruder at gunpoint, called 911, and waited for the police to arrive. A suspect, said to be identified as Michael Smith, was apprehended by police upon their arrive, and no one was injured, according to police
This is yet another example of guns being used for self defense, without a shot even being fired. Anti gun statistics don’t count such uses, despite the fact that the majority of the 2.5 million defensive gun uses each year don’t result in the gun being fired at all. The fact is that guns stop crime and save lives, often without the need to fire a single shot.