COLUMBUS, INDIANA — If the national media covered all the stories like this, the opinion on guns would be much different. As gun advocates, way say that guns save lives. The number of home invasions that have been stopped by guns prove that. Had the homeowner in this story been defenseless, a baseball bat could have done a lot of damage.
Police say a man in Columbus fatally shot a person who confronted him with a baseball bat in his own home early Saturday morning.
Officers with the Columbus Police Department were called to a home in the 2000 block of Home Avenue around 1 a.m. Saturday on a report of shots fired, Columbus police said Saturday afternoon.
They arrived to find a man with multiple gunshot wounds inside the home. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The homeowner told police he was confronted inside his own home by an unknown person with a baseball bat and discharged a firearm a short time later, striking the man, police said.
After an autopsy, the man’s preliminary cause of death was found to be gunshots to the head, chest and abdomen.Via WishTV
We don’t know how many rounds the homeowner fired, but he scored head, chest, and abdomen shots. It looks like this homeowner trained and prepared for an event such as this. Owning a firearm is the first step in protecting yourself and your family. However, training with that firearm will make the self defense part much easier.
As more people decide to protect themselves with firearms, hopefully these kinds of crimes will drop. This guy brought a baseball bat into someone else’s home thinking that is all he would need for his crime. Instead he met a homeowner with a gun. As more potential criminals see that trying to rob a home can be a life threatening experience, the less inclined they will be to try it.