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Thanks to the Second Amendment, it doesn’t take too much to keep your home safe and secure from intruders and would-be ne’er do wells.

In the annals of home safety, the shotgun tends to dominate.  The ease of use, spread of ammunition, and intimidation factor make for an incredibly effective deterrent against those who wish to do us harm.  In many cases, the signature sound of a shotgun’s pump action is enough to send bad guys scattering, and, loaded with the appropriate load, shotguns can extremely effective even for novice marksmen, or those with physical limitations.

It was a trusty shotgun that helped to keep a 79 year-old Michigan man out of harm’s way just this week, as a matter of fact.

A 79-year-old homeowner in Benzie County, Michigan, greeted an alleged intruder with a shotgun blast to both legs.

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Up North Live reports the homeowner heard strange noises in his barn just before 11:30 pm Tuesday night. He armed himself and went to investigate.

Once inside the barn, he confronted an alleged intruder, ordering him off his property. At that point, the homeowner said the suspect allegedly came at him in a “threatening manner,” so he fired the shotgun, hitting the suspect in both legs.

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The birdshot in the shotgun allowed for the intruder to be incapacitated while police rushed to the elderly man’s aide.

As another side effect of the ammunition, this perpetrator will live to face justice as well.

 

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