As James Taylor prepared for bed, he spied a man going
through his car outside his Anna Maria, Fla., home. The homeowner
got his handgun and went out to confront the intruder, ordering the
man away from the vehicle. When the intruder reached for a gun in
his belt, Taylor rushed forward to pin the man's arms. During the
ensuing struggle, Taylor shot and killed his assailant. He was not
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