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A 28-year-old man was sitting on the backyard patio with his wife, 36, at around 10 p.m. when they were approached by a man wearing a mask.  The man carried a gun and ordered the couple inside the home where their three young children - ages 6, 13 and 14- slept.  Once inside, the husband was able to retrieve his firearm and fired.  The police arrived a short time later, and the gunman was pronounced dead at the scene.  The family remained unharmed.  "It's shocking,"  a neighbor said.  "But he had to do what he had to do to protect his family, his household." (The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, 8/22/14)

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 November 2014 edition of American Hunter magazine. (www.americanhunter.org)

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