On Monday, Feb. 25, a mother of two scared off an intruder during what was an apparent attempted robbery. According to a report by WKRG News 5, the woman was watching television in her home when she heard an unfamiliar noise at the front door.
The mother quickly grabbed her pistol as the intruder, dressed in all black, made his way into the home in Foley, Alabama. Apparently just the sight of the gun was enough to scare him off, as not a single shot was even fired.
After scaring him off, the mother then called the police. However, a little while later, before police could even arrive, the intruder returned only this time his intentions were different. He gave the woman a letter of apology. It was later revealed that the intruder was, in fact, her neighbor.
The would-be robber was caught by police only blocks from the home and is now facing felony burglary charges.
This is yet another example of guns being used in self-defense in which no shots were fired, and is thus likely to be left out of self-defense statics.
With NBC’s weeklong series “investigating” “gun violence” in America, which exploits deaths that occurred over a weekend in January in an attempt to gain acceptance for gun control, the Little Rock Gun Rights Examiner has started its own series in an effort to help show that guns not only take lives, they very often save them. The series will highlight 30 days of guns saving lives. This is story number 16.
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