Just the presence of a gun can help stop a crime


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Frandy
November 20, 2005, 11:43 AM
Of course I'm not advocating for unloaded firearm to defend yourself, but I do commend this old guy for doing the best he could and it all ending up alright for his wife and him.

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-brf-fighting-back,0,5504318.story?coll=sns-ap-nationworld-headlines

Elderly Ga. Man on Oxygen Foils Robbers

By Associated Press

November 20, 2005, 9:43 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Despite being 83 years old and reliant on oxygen tubes for a lung ailment, Harry Carpenter wouldn't let his wife of 57 years be robbed by knife-wielding intruders in his own home.

Two would-be robbers forced their way into the home of Carpenter and his wife, Jackie, Wednesday evening while the two were having dinner, according to a police report.

One of them made Harry Carpenter sit down in the sun room, while the other went with Jackie Carpenter, 80, to get money from her bedroom.

Carpenter tried to come to his wife's rescue but was threatened with the knife.

Then he got his break -- his wife pretended to faint and the intruder who was holding him went into the other room to see what was happening.

Carpenter shuffled to the laundry room, where he kept an old, unloaded rifle that he used to shoot squirrels, he said.

When one of the intruders came back, he found Carpenter aiming the rifle at him and yelled at his companion to flee. Police were unable to locate the two suspects, who didn't get any money.

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Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com
Copyright 2005 Newsday Inc.

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buy guns
November 20, 2005, 12:07 PM
good for him but hopefully they dont come back.

XLMiguel
November 20, 2005, 12:18 PM
Time to load the squirrel gun! Glad things worked out OK,though:cool:

Standing Wolf
November 20, 2005, 09:47 PM
Whew! If that old rifle had been loaded, it might have caused the death of yet another child.

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