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Hugh Mathis, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, and his wife Ruby, 89, opened the door when a young man they knew from their neighborhood knocked.  The young man had previously done odd jobs for the couple, including mowing their lawn and shoveling snow.  He asked to use the Mathises' telephone.  Once inside, the man pulled a knife on Mr. Mathis and demanded money.  Mrs. Mathis quickly went to the bedroom where they kept a firearm.  When she returned, the would-be robber fled through the front door.  He was later arrested and held on three counts of aggravated robbery.  (WLWT News 5, Springfield Township, OH  4/10/14)

This month's posting reflects an example from "studies [which] indicate that firearms are used more than 2 million times a year for personal protection, and that the presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances.  Shooting usually can be justified only where crime constitutes an immediate, imminent threat to life, limb, or in some cases, property."

Reproduced from NRA's July 2014 edition of American Hunter magazine. (www.americanhunter.org)

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