As reported, a homeowner used his gun to stop a burglar who had roughed up his wife and broken into their home:
Police say that the husband and wife were doing yard work outside their Kansas City, MO home when a man approached and began acting aggressive. The man reportedly grabbed the wife and dragged her inside the house, while also picking up the couple’s belongings, including a flat screen TV. As this was happening, the husband is said to have grabbed his self defense gun from his truck, at which point he ordered the intruder to stop. When the burglar refused to stop, the husband reportedly shot the burglar in the leg, ending the attack. A suspect was reportedly apprehended by police and taken to the hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg, and the couple was “shaken up” but otherwise not seriously harmed, according to news reports. Witnesses are said to have described the attacker as either being mentally unstable or under the influence of drugs.
In an ideal world, there would be no crime. In a slightly less ideal world, the police would be able to intervene during every crime, and stop the criminal before an innocent citizen is harmed. Sadly, we live in neither of those hypothetical worlds. Instead, we live in a world where crime is all too common, and unarmed citizens can suffer greatly when a crime occurs. The countless cases like this are why I support gun rights and encourage law abiding citizens to have a gun for self defense.