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Rifles can come in handy for self-defense.  A St. Regis, Mont., woman used a .22-250 Rem. rifle to fend off a bear.  The woman and her husband were watching TV late one night when they heard a noise outside.  The husband opened the door to investigate and the bear charged.  The woman shot once, felling the animal eight feet from the home.  (Missoulian, Missoula, Mont., 5/21/15]

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 August 2015 edition of American Hunter magazine. (www.americanhunter.org)

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