A Jefferson City, Mo., couple were in their home when a man -with an 8-inch knife in one hand and a knife sharpener in the other - entered their residence through an unlocked door. The intruder started yelling and charged at the husband, who fell to the floor when the burglar took a swipe at him. The homeowner's wife heard the ruckus and fled the home to get help. The distraction she provided by running through the room to leave gave her husband time to take cover under an air hockey table. In a fit of fury, the home invader tried to stab the husband, thrusting his knife through the hockey table and breaking the blade. The homeowner scooted away and ran to his bedroom, locking the door behind him. As the mad-man tried to break through the bedroom door with the knife sharpener, the husband retrieved his handgun. When the intruder entered the bedroom, the resident aimed and held the bad guy at gunpoint until the police arrived. (News Tribune, Jefferson City, Mo., 10/19/15)
This month's posting reflects an example from "studies [which] indicate that firearms are used more than 2 million times a year for personal protection, and that the presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances. Shooting usually can be justified only where crime constitutes an immediate, imminent threat to life, limb, or in some cases, property."
Reproduced from NRA's January 2016 edition of American Hunter magazine. (www.americanhunter.org)