As reported, a home invasion victim used his gun to stop a pair of attackers:
Police say that on Thanksgiving morning, two men forced their way into a home in Ellenton, Florida and attacked an occupant of the home. Acting in self defense, the occupant is said to have grabbed and fired his gun, striking one of the intruders and causing the other to flee. A suspect, reportedly identified as 19 year old convicted felon Brooklenn Gargar, was found dead from a gunshot wound, and police are seeking a second suspect.
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, one crime victim reportedly used his gun to shoot one attacker and scare the other attacker away. 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.
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