By: José Niño
A Florida man in his 70s rescued his wife from a home intruder who broke through the glass front door and began assaulting her.
According to a Fox News report, law enforcement arrived at the Panama City home and discovered 31-year-old Nathan Jerrell Edwards dead on the ground, while a handgun was on the counter.
“The husband stated he felt he could not physically stop the intruder, so he went upstairs to get his firearm,” the Bay County Sheriff’s office said. “He shot the firearm multiple times, ending the threat.”
Law enforcement opted not to name the husband.
According to the husband’s account of the incident, he was standing outside when Edwards walked towards his driveway and started making threatening gestures towards him. Witnesses informed law enforcement that Edwards was “acting erratically” by screaming and swearing during this encounter.
To get away from Edwards, the husband entered his home through the garage. Edwards followed him, however, and began violently knocking on the house door. He eventually smashed the large glass panel in the front door and broke into the house.
The assailant then proceeded to knock the man’s wife to the floor and began to pummel her.
Realizing he wouldn’t be able to overpower the assailant, the husband shot and killed Edwards.
One could only imagine how this situation would have turned out if the husband had been disarmed. The criminal would have likely beaten the wife to death.
No matter what the mainstream media say, the Second Amendment has practical applications in everyday life. Law enforcement won’t always be there to save people from criminals.
Sometimes all that is needed is a good guy with a gun to step up and neutralize immediate threats.
José Niño is a Venezuelan American freelance writer based in Austin, Texas. Sign up for his mailing list here. Contact him via Facebook, Twitter, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get his e-book, The 10 Myths of Gun Control, here.