73 Year Old Homeowner Stops Home Invasion With Taurus .380 Handgun

August 27 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: omaha.com Archive: WebCite.org


A homeowner who is 73 year old was forced to use a firearm to defend himself and his home this week.

The elderly man grabbed his Taurus .380 ACP pistol when he heard someone trying to break in. The local news report describe the gun as legally registered, however, Nebraska has no gun registration laws.

According to Omaha.com,

And halfway down the stairs he spotted a man entering his home through a broken front picture window. Peering about 15 feet from the steps into the living room lighted only by a small table lamp, Jackson said he fired one round that grazed the torso of the man.

The man stepped back outside through the window and waited on the porch for police to arrive. Jackson said the man was bleeding from the gunshot wound and cuts from the broken glass.

“I’m glad I didn’t kill the guy,’’ Jackson said about the break-in that occurred about 1:45 a.m. at his home near 34th and Cuming Streets. “But I did shoot to stop him.’’

This is only the 4th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Nebraska, but it is the 1,271st defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was killed. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.

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