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NRA's Armed Citizen

A Georgia man is grateful his father kept an old hunting rifle in the home because it came in handy during a self-defense situation in January.  When the man and his mother entered their Decatur, Ga., home, two criminals stormed in after them and started pistol-whipping the victims.  One of the intruders pulled the man toward a bedroom where the hunting rifle was stored.  Despite the fact that the victim had a gun to his head, he still grabbed the rifle and shot.  He ended up shooting both intruders, one of whom died in the yard outside and the other of whom died at a medical facility.  (WTVM.com, Columbus, GA., 1/19/16)

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

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