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Homeowner Shoots Intruder With Single Precision Shot, Successfully Ending Home Invasion

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STRAWBERRY PLAINS, TENNESSEE — A homeowner shot and killed an intruder who broke into his home early Wednesday morning.

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According to police, the homeowner woke up to the sound of breaking glass from the front window. That’s when the homeowner grabbed his gun and fired a single shot at the intruder from the bedroom to the living room.

The intruder was identified as James Melvin Vinson, 40. He was struck and fell backward onto the porch, and died as a result of his injuries.

Vinson had an extensive criminal history, as well as two outstanding warrants related to theft and a violation of probation.

Citizens use firearms for self-defense on a daily basis in this country. While the vast majority of them do not require a trigger to be pulled, some do, as we have seen in this case. It’s a reminder as to why we own firearms for self-defense, and the realization that sometimes, we could be required to pull the trigger ourselves one day.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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  • Tim Boyle

    BOOM BOOM OUT GO THE LIGHTS!

  • Brad D. Simonson

    I think the crime rate is going down because all the criminals are getting shot by law abiding gun owners.

  • will

    Now THAT is what you call ‘Gun Control’

  • Connie Wolfinger

    So glad to hear. No court fees, safe homeowner.