I cover a lot of defensive gun use stories here on USA Carry. And sometimes you read something that makes you reread it to make sure you read it right.
Two Idaho homeowners were home this past Saturday, the wife was reading in the living room, and the husband was in an outside shed. A man entered their home through an unlocked door. When the husband re-entered the home, he found the suspect in the kitchen pointing a gun at him.
When the homeowner asked what the suspect wanted, he demanded he make him a sandwich, which he did. The homeowner then asked if his wife was ok, to which the suspect replied that she was. The homeowner asked to check on his wife and then quickly got a shotgun from his bedroom. The homeowner and suspect got into a struggle while they were both holding the guns. The homeowner’s shotgun went off and struck the suspect in the chest. The homeowners were then able to disarm and restrain him until the police arrived.
The homeowners called the police. Paramedics arrived and transported the wounded suspect to the hospital, where he is expected to survive his injuries.
Luckily, neither homeowner was injured in this incident. But one thing we need to point out is that the suspect got into their home through an unlocked door. This is one of the simplest things you can do. Lock your doors. I can understand someone not locking it because they went out to their shed, but this is a perfect example of what can happen if you don’t.