Elderly Homeowner Shoots Home Invader in Self Defense

Published by the LearnAboutGuns.com Author on July 22, 2016 at 12:34 pm
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As reported, an elderly San Antonio, TX homeowner used his gun to stop a robber who was trying to break in to his home.

Police say that at about 10:00am, a robber attempted to break in to a home on the 9700 block of Autumn Dew in San Antonio, Texas.  The home belongs to an elderly couple who were home at the time.  After the home invader managed to break the handle off of the door, the home owner reportedly fired in self defense, fatally wounding the intruder.   No injuries to the 79 year old homeowner or his wife were reported.

It is rare that an unarmed senior citizen is able to fend off a younger attacker.  In those cases, the younger attackers will often do terrible things to their elderly victim.

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 even physically frail elderly people to stop the strongest criminals.

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