As reported, a man used his handgun in self defense against a home invading armed robber:
Police say that a robber, who was armed with a knife, broke into a home in Taylor, TX and confronted the homeowner, taking his wallet and cell phone at knifepoint. The homeowner was then reportedly able to grab a .22 revolver and fire at the robber, striking him in the abdomen and causing him to flee. Police arrived at the scene and found a suspect, reportedly identified as 22 year old Quinnton Gault, hiding in the bushes near the home and suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to news reports. Gault was reportedly treated at a local hospital and then charged with aggravated robbery upon his release from the hospital.
Those opposed to gun ownership for self defense like to suggest that crime victims will be unable to get their self defense gun in time to stop an armed criminal. That is simply not the case. Here, the homeowner was able to get a gun and use it to shoot a man who was already in his home and armed with a knife.
Nor is this an isolated incident. Just looking at a few other self defense cases as examples, it is clear that crime victims are often able to get their gun and shoot in self defense, stopping the criminal and avoiding harm themselves: This homeowner managed to get his gun from a drawer, despite the fact that a criminal held a knife to him. This elderly man managed to grab a self defense gun, despite being shocked with a stun gun and beaten by a 24 year old man. This man managed to draw his concealed carry handgun and shoot an armed robber in self defense, despite the fact that that robber was standing behind him and pointing a shotgun at his back. This jewelry store owner managed to grab his gun from under a desk, despite the fact that two robbers were in his store, one of whom had a gun pointed at him. This pawnshop manager managed to shoot an armed in self defense, saving himself and his teenage employee, despite the fact that a gun was being held to that employee’s throat. I could go on with many more examples, but the point should be clear – armed self defense works.
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