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81-Year-Old Shoots Attempted Burglar With .22 Pistol, And It’s Enough To Send Him Running

VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL — When an 81-year-old man discovered that his home was being broken into one morning, he reacted on instinct: he grabbed his gun and defended his life along with his wife’s.

Thanks to his actions, the two of them are living to tell the tale.

As Click Orlando reports:

The victim said he was lying in bed around 9:15 a.m. when he heard someone knocking on the door and ringing the doorbell. He looked out the window and saw a man he didn’t recognize, so he didn’t open the door, the report said. The victim grabbed his .22-caliber pistol then he heard a window break and saw the man reaching through the window to clear away the shattered glass, according to deputies.

The homeowner said he feared for his and his wife’s safety so he fired three to four shots at the man. The man then fled to his mid-2000s Chevrolet Silverado 1500, authorities said. The victim fired three to four more shots at the truck as it sped away.

It’s possible the man was shot or grazed by a bullet, deputies said.

Assuming that’s a .22LR being referred to — which is a pretty safe assumption — it isn’t the first time we’ve seen this incredibly small cartridge save a life.

And keeping your gun in close proximity while you’re at home will give you an even better advantage over the bad guy. Remember; they probably don’t know that anyone is home and is armed. Be that surprise.

Use what you have, folks, when and if the time comes.

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