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Just the presence of a gun can help stop a crime

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Frandy, Nov 20, 2005.

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  1. Frandy

    Frandy Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    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.


    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.
  2. buy guns

    buy guns Member

    Apr 16, 2004
    good for him but hopefully they dont come back.
  3. XLMiguel

    XLMiguel Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Santa Fe, NM
    Time to load the squirrel gun! Glad things worked out OK,though:cool:
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    Whew! If that old rifle had been loaded, it might have caused the death of yet another child.
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