San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, Calif., 2/22/00
Monday, May 1, 2000
Awakened by noises at his back door early one morning, an
83-year-old San Francisco widower resolved to protect himself with a
handgun purchased for exactly such an eventuality. As an intruder
armed with a tire iron approached his bedroom, the elderly homeowner
retrieved the gun and pulled the trigger for the first time in 30
years. Bought in 1948, the .38-cal. Smith & Wesson revolver had gone
largely unused for more than half a century. It finally became the
man's only hope of self-preservation, proving deadly reliable in a
pinch. The shot ended the confrontation and the invader's life. The
homeowner said later, "I never thought I would kill another person.
I just wanted to stay at home and mind my own business."
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