As reported, a homeowner used his gun to hold a burglar until the police could arrive:
Police say that a homeowner took a break from working in his garden to get a drink of water, when he heard what sounded like an intruder’s footsteps in his Spartanburg, SC home. The homeowner reportedly grabbed his gun and went to investigate, at which point he found a burglar upstairs, and ordered the burglar to put his hands up. The burglar complied, and the homeowner held him there until the police arrived, according to news reports. A suspect, reportedly identified as Douglas Nickerson, was found with money in his pockets that is alleged to belong to the homeowner, and was taken into custody, 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.