As reported, a homeowner used his gun to fend off a trio of burglars:
Police say that a homeowner on the 26200 block of Southwest 128th Court in Cutler Bay, FL heard an unusual noise and grabbed his self defense gun. He was then confronted by a pair of teenage would-be burglars, who placed him in fear for his life, at which point he opened fire, striking one of the males and ending the attack, according to police. The injured suspect and two others, including one who was reportedly serving as lookout, were apprehended by police.
As I’ve noted before, criminals often work in groups, using numerical superiority to overwhelm their victims. When that happens, even the strongest unarmed victims can be overpowered by the criminals.
When a crime victim is armed for self defense, things can be quite different. Every day, firearms allow a single crime victim to successfully defend themselves against multiple attackers. Here, this homeowner used his handgun to fend off 2 attackers (plus the 3rd serving as lookout). Similarly, this man used his handgun to defend himself against 3 violent men who broke into his apartment. This business owner used his shotgun to stop 4 armed robbers who where pistol whipping an employee and threatening the lives of everyone present. This mother used her handgun to defend herself and her young children from a pair of home invading prison escapees. This woman used her gun to fend off 4 home invaders. This man used his gun to save himself and his wife from 4 armed robbers. This 91 year old man used his gun to save himself and his wheelchair bound wife from a pair of armed criminals who broke in to their home. I could go on with more examples, but the point should be clear: Armed self defense works, and is often a crime victim’s best chance at avoiding harm.
My thanks to John for pointing out this self defense case.