Fearing for his life and that of his blind, invalid wife,
Hank Gdula bought a rifle after his Hamtramck, Mich., home was
burglarized. A week later, Gdula heard noises in his home, grabbed
his rifle and headed for the intruders, who took one look and fled.
"They'd have raped her and killed me if I hadn't had the gun," Gdula
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