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Savannah Morning News, Savannah, Ga., 10/3/2001

Saturday, December 1, 2001

Chris and Tracy Cummings owe their lives to the Christmas present Tracy gave her husband last year-a 9 mm handgun. The Cummings were awakened about 2:00 a.m. on a Tuesday by someone trying to kick in their front door. Cummings grabbed his handgun just before their bedroom door was kicked in and an undetermined number of home invaders began shooting. His wife was shot in the shoulder as she rolled to the floor. Cummings fired back at their assailants, emptying one magazine and starting on another. By the time it was all over, 30 rounds had been exchanged and the suspects fled the scene. The shots fired by the invaders came from a rifle and a handgun, said Sgt. Mike Wilson of the Chatham County police. "I guess they weren't expecting firepower, or for me to have a [firearm]," said Cummings.
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