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The Tribune, San Diego, CA

Tuesday, June 1, 1982

Dennis Gray had kept a rusty old .38 in his hall closet for almost 30 years, long enough for the ammunition to start to corrode in the cylinder. But when a burglar broke down the door of his San Diego, Calif., home, the gun did its part. Gray opened up, hitting the criminal in the neck and putting him to flight.

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