South African Farmer’s Wife Shoots a Home Invader in Self Defense

Published by the LearnAboutGuns.com Author on October 7, 2010 at 12:01 am
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As I’ve previously noted, I primarily write about armed self defense cases in the United States. This is because I’m an American, who focuses first and foremost on American gun and self defense rights. However, I also like to occasionally discuss armed self defense cases from around the world, such as this recent case from South Africa:

Police say that at about 3:15 AM, a woman was asleep in her and her husband’s farm in Free State, in South Africa, when she awoke to the sound of their dogs barking.  She reportedly went to investigate at which point she encountered an intruder in her home.  Fearing for her safety, the woman is said to have fired a warning shot, which failed to stop his advance.  Firing again, the woman reportedly struck the intruder in the neck, ending the home invasion.  A suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, and police are investigating, according to news reports.

Once again, guns are a valuable self defense tool, whether the crime victim is in the United States another country.  Unarmed individuals can suffer a terrible fate when attacked by a violent criminal, even if they fully cooperate with that criminal’s demands.  The same is true for those who try to run away from the criminal.

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On the other hand, fighting back against robbers can be quite effective as a means of reducing the risk of injury to the victim.  This Guyana man used his handgun to stop 4 robbers who were armed with an ice pick.  Similarly, this Belize City man used his gun to stop a violent robber who attacked him in his own yard. As another example, this armed South African business owner used his gun to stop a pair of robbers. This armed Israeli citizen stopped a terrorist who was using heavy construction equipment to attack random people. I could go on with more examples, but the point should be clear – armed self defense works.

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