Gary Edge of Woodruff, S.C., tucked a pistol in the
waistband of his pants when a smalltime criminal fleeing from police
started pounding on the door to his home, demanding to use the
phone. When Edge opened the door slightly to hand out a portable
phone, the man forced his way inside and began to threaten Edge with
a metal bar. Knocked off balance, Edge managed to pull his gun and
fire, mortally wounding his assailant.
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