“Indianapolis police: Resident opens fire on intruder during break-in,” theindychannel.com reports, chronicling a defensive gun use in Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America jefe Shannon Watts’ hometown. The sub-head is more than a bit strange – “Attempted thief should be OK” – but hey, result! “Metro police (IMPD) said at roughly 2:50 a.m. Thursday, a shooting was reported in the 900 block of West 34th Street on the northwest side of Indianapolis. Officers on the scene told our RTV6 crew a resident opened fire on someone who had broken into their home . . .
IMPD said medics took the would-be thief to Eskenazi Health, with a gunshot wound to the leg. Investigators said they consider the injury to be non-life-threatening. Medics also checked out the resident on the scene.
Well why not? It’s also good to know that “Investigators said they believe the homeowner legally owns the firearm he used during the break-in.” Because God forbid someone should use an “illegally owned” firearm to defend themselves during a break-in.
Moms Demand Action — which consistently advises the public that it’s safer not to have a gun in the home than to keep a ballistic buddy at hand for events like these — had no comment on the incident. Well, we couldn’t find a phone number for them. But we did leave them a private message through their website. [h/t CR]