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The Post, Denver, CO, 10/22/84

Tuesday, January 1, 1985

"When it's a choice of somebody trying to break into your house with you and your wife and your child there, there's no choice at all," Robert Calt said after he gunned down an intruder. The Denver real estate lawyer blasted the criminal with his 12-ga. shotgun after the housebreaker burst through the front door of the Calt home despite repeated warnings. "I'd do the same thing if it happened again," Calt said. "His rights don't involve going into my house and threatening my family." Calt's wife, who had hidden the couple's three-year-old daughter behind some curtains upstairs, vowed that she would learn to use a gun. "I've never felt so helpless in my life...I never believed in guns before. I do now."

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