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Police in Decatur, Ill., have determined that an 82-year-old womanís armed response to a break-in was proper.† The woman heard a knock at her door one morning.† She looked out and saw a man she didnít know, so she declined to open the door, reports said.† She telephoned for help because the person continued knocking, but she also grabbed her registered handgun.† A little while later, the outsider kicked in her back door and entered the house.† The resident shot at him, causing him to flee.†† There was no indication that the bullet hit the suspect.† (Herald & Review, Decatur Ill., 10/31/15).

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 February 2016 edition of American Hunter magazine. (www.americanhunter.org)

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