As reported, a 92 year old veteran of the Second World War used his handgun to chase off a home invader who was armed with an ax.
Police say that the 92 year old man was home in San Jacinto, CA at about 11am when an intruder used an ax to break in through a window. The elderly veteran reportedly fired in the vicinity of the home invader (purposely not hitting the criminal), causing him to flee. Police arrived to find the ax and other evidence, and are seeking the intruder. No injuries to the homeowner were reported.
It is a sad fact that criminals prey on senior citizens, seeing them as easy targets. Unarmed senior citizens can often be overpowered by a young criminal who is stronger and faster, and as a result may suffer greatly in their own home.
Armed senior citizens, on the other hand, have the best possible chance of defending themselves against attack by criminals. This armed 85 year old woman held a home invader at gunpoint, and made him call the police on himself. This armed 93 year old man shot a home invader in self defense after the home invader began to attack him. This armed 70 year old woman held an intruder at gunpoint until the police arrived to arrest him. This armed 91 year old man used his handgun to fend off two home invader who had broken in and threatened his wheelchair-bound wife with their guns. This armed 84 year old man used his handgun to stop a criminal who repeatedly tried to enter his home through the front door, back door, and a window. I could go on with more examples, but the point should be clear: gun ownership saves lives every day and allows crime victims to defend themselves against even the strongest of criminals.