On Saturday morning a man heard the front door of his Hickory, North Carolina home being kicked in. It was an apparent home invasion according to a report by WCNC. Once inside, the intruder came after the man and the two began to fight; The intruder was fighting to rob the man, the man was fighting for his life. Eventually, the man reached for a single shot shotgun that he keeps near the door, but the intruder was able to get it away from it before he could fire a single shot. The intruder then proceeded to beat the man with it, leaving such serious injuries that they required almost a dozen staples in his head. The man was finally able to get away from the intruder and get to a bedroom where he had a .38 revolver. He then shot the intruder, killing him.
The man shared his regrets for having to do what he did.
“I hate I had to do it, but I shot him.”
Contrary to what some may think, the average gun owner is not violent, nor does he wish to go around shooting people over simple disagreements, as some gun-grabbing politicians and media outlets would have everyone believe.
Although it is certainly sad that a man had to lose his life, the more heart wrenching tale is of the man who shot him, the man whose rights were violated the moment that violent intruder began kicking down his door. The intruder was obviously violent and would certainly not have been scared off by a simple blast of a shotgun into the air, even though that’s what Vice President Joe Biden would have the American people doing to defend themselves.
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 15.
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