Sunday, Feb. 10, in the early hours of the morning, a young man and his wife awoke to the sounds of an intruder breaking into their home in Chehalis, Washington. According to a report by King 5, upon discovering the intruder, the homeowner first called 911, and then armed himself with a pistol while waiting for the police to arrive.
The intruder, who later admitted to police that he was on meth, at some point decided it was not enough to break into the man’s home, but then proceeded to charge at him. The homeowner was then left with the option of either becoming a victim or using his firearm to stop the intruder and protect his family. He chose to protect himself and his family and shot the intruder once.
However, even after being shot, the intruder continued to fight with the homeowner. The homeowner eventually overpowered him and again held him at gunpoint until police arrived.
According to the report, Bradd Reynolds, who is a retired cop and runs the neighborhood watch group, had the following to say, which once again reiterates what was already addressed about gun owners in a previous article in this column.
“I’m sorry a guy got shot. Nobody wants to see somebody get shot. But if you’re going to break into a house on this street, it’s not a good idea.”
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 two.
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