A 90 year old man used his handgun to stop a much younger home invader.
News reports say that at about 3:00am, a man attempted to break into a home in Berlin Township, PA. Police allege that the intruder banged on the elderly man’s door, refused to leave, and then stated that he was coming in whether the homeowner liked it or not. The 90 year old homeowner is then said to have fired one shot, striking the intruder in the leg. Police arrived to apprehend a suspect, who they identified as a 36 year old male. The suspect is expected to survive and face charges. No injuries to the homeowner were reported.
An unarmed senior citizen is rarely 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, as this case shows.
Some further examples:
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.