As reported, an elderly disabled veteran used his gun to stop a home invader:A disabled and elderly veteran is said to have used his gun to stop an intruder who tried to break in to his Muskogee, OK home on Saturday night. Police reportedly found a suspect nearby who was suffering from a gunshot wound, and took that suspect to the hospital. The suspect is expected to face First Degree Burglary charges, and no charges are expected for the elderly veteran, according to police.
Criminals often see the disabled as easy targets, and use their physical strength to overpower these more vulnerable members of society. Without a gun, few disabled individuals are able to defend themselves against a younger and stronger attacker. Had this veteran not been armed, he might have ended up like this man or this woman.
Fortunately, it is an entirely different story when disabled crime victims are armed for self defense. As another example, this disabled man used a handgun to save himself from a violent robber who was preparing to beat him with a metal pipe. Similarly, this disabled veteran was able to fend off a drug addict and an accomplice who were burglarizing his home. Armed self defense works, and enables handicapped would-be victims of violence to save themselves.