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article imageOp-Ed: Good guys with guns, stop bad guys on a regular basis

By Owen Weldon     May 6, 2013 in World
Aside from those in law enforcement, do good guys with guns stop bad guys in their tracks? Apparently, in some cases they do.
For example, recently in Buffalo, NY, a man who was described as a burglary suspect was shot to death on May 6. The man allegedly was exiting the home just as the homeowner, who was an off-duty police officer, arrived back home. The off-duty officer fired his gun during the confrontation, according to Buffalo News. The suspect was declared dead at the scene.
According to Officer, about a week ago, a Conch Key, Florida resident arrived home to find an armed man outside his garage. Officials say that the resident said he came home and saw the armed man by his garage, and the two men found themselves in a struggle and the resident managed to wrestle the gun away from the man, and shot him with it. The suspect ended up dying.
Another incident occurred on the morning of May 6. According to WSBT, an armed intruder, in Florida, found himself on his way to the hospital with gunshot injuries, after he allegedly broke into a home. In this particular incident, police say that the couple woke up when they heard the door breaking, and the homeowner reached for his gun, which was used to shoot the armed intruder, who was later identified as the husband of the woman who was inside the home. The woman said she was going through a divorce with the suspect.
According to Fox, in Lubbock, Texas, around 5AM on Monday morning, a homeowner shot and injured someone who was breaking into his home. Officers say that two residents said that their dog was barking, and that prompted the homeowner to see what was going on. The homeowner said that he saw a man entering his property, and when he forced himself in, the homeowner shot and injured him.
Now lets head over to Issaquah, Seattle, where according to King5, last Friday another homeowner shot a person who was trying to break into his home. Police say that the homeowner was ill, so he didn't answer the door when someone was knocking. However, just a few moments later, he heard broken glass, and he grabbed his handgun to investigate. The homeowner confronted the burglar, was injured after being shot twice in the upper chest.
The above incidents are just a few incidents that involves guns stopping alleged criminals in their tracks.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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