Veneta, OR Armed Homeowner Scares Away Burglar

The owner of a home in Veneta, Oregon used their gun to chase off a burglar.

News reports say that shortly before 3:00am, an burglar broke in to a home on the 84000 block of Territorial Highway and advanced on the homeowner in a bedroom. The homeowner reportedly fired a gun in self defense, causing the intruder to flee. No injuries were reported, and a suspect was later apprehended by police.

This is yet another example of a gun being used for self defense – without even the criminal suffering injury.  Anti gun statistics don’t count such uses, despite the fact that the vast majority of the 2.5 million defensive gun uses each year don’t result in anyone actually being killed or injured.  The fact is that guns stop crime and save lives, often without anyone being killed.