A home invader who disregarded a sign that read “Smith and Wesson spoken here” was shot by the elderly owners of that home.
Police say that an elderly Iron Town, Utah couple had a sign posted at their home that read “Smith and Wesson spoken here” when an intruder kicked in the front door and caused them to fear for their safety. The elderly homeowners reportedly called the police and shot the intruder several times, causing him to exit the home. When police arrived, the intruder stripped naked and acted in a manner that caused police to suspect that he was under the influence of drugs, according to news reports. A suspect was eventually subdued and arrested.
Few unarmed senior citizens can fight off a younger, stronger, and faster attacker – even if that attacker is unarmed. The result is often terrible for that senior citizen, as well as their loved ones.
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 stop even the strongest of criminals.