Armed Citizen: MA Resident Defends Home from Pair of Intruders

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A Springfield, Mass. resident was at home with his 3-year-old daughter when a pair of brothers attempted to break inside. The criminals appear to have believed the homeowner was someone else, referring to the resident by the wrong name, kicking the door, and shouting threats. The resident retrieved a gun, retreated to a bedroom, and fired at the criminals when they got inside the home. The gunfire struck one of the home invaders and caused both to flee. The intruders were captured by police shortly after leaving the home.

A local news report states that the homeowner was in compliance with Massachusetts’ onerous firearm licensing and registration regime. Springfield Police referred to the incident as “a justified self-defense shooting.” (The Springfield Republican, Springfield, Mass. 02/07/15)

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