Too old? Never. Too small a caliber? No such thing. Just ask the unnamed man who heard someone trying to break into his Cleveland home Thursday night. “The 78-year-old homeowner told officers that he was scared when he heard the suspect trying to pry open a door, so he fired a single shot from his .32-caliber gun in the offender’s general direction.” That’s how fox8.com describes what happened . . .
As for that shot fired in the, um, “general direction” of the home invader, it hit him. In the chest. Right where it was supposed to go.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a handgun, a pry bar and a headscarf next to the wounded suspect, who was also wearing a holster. In addition, they noticed heavy door damage and saw that a screen had been cut for easier access.
Pretty good shootin’ for general direction type work.
It really is a shame there are so many guns in the hands of private citizens. They really should be restricted to those who are trained and know how to use them. Especially when, as everyone knows, they’re almost always taken away from gunowners and used against them by the bad guys. Just ask our DGU’er of the day.