Chances are, if a Lancaster Pennsylvania homeowner did not own a gun, his wife, and possible him, could have been severely injured or possibly killed. At 2:30am Sunday morning, a man kicked in their front door. He was carrying a piece of wood and raised it in a threatening manner as he approached the homeowner’s wife. Her screams brought her husband who was armed to the rescue. He shot the intruder in the chest.
A Lancaster resident took “action that he thought was necessary” when he shot a man who kicked in the front door of his home Sunday morning, an official said.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident which occurred around 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Marietta Avenue.
“We’re working backwards to decide what led to (this) and why,” Lt. Bill Hickey said Monday. “There are no charges in the pipelines for the homeowners at this point.”
Police said William Louis Stewart, 46, of Lancaster, kicked in the door, prompting a woman who lives there to scream for help from the first floor…
The intruder was fortunate that he will survive his chest wound. Had he kicked in my front door, he would have been taken to the morgue instead of the hospital. Every homeowner in today’s America needs to have a gun loaded and handy in the house for just such occasions. Having one unloaded and in a gun safe is useless and stupid, but that’s the law in some highly liberal states.