Elderly Man Killed Masked Suspect with Gun That Hadn’t Been Fired in 30 Years

An employee at John Jovino Co. holds a revolver on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense - the justices' first major pronouncement on gun control in …
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When an 81-year-old homeowner shot and killed a home invasion suspect in early November, he did so with a gun that had not been fired in 30 years.

Breitbart News originally reported the elderly man’s actions on November 7, but a WPXI 11 report sheds more light about the type of gun used and the number of decades the gun lay untouched in the gentleman’s home.

According to WPXI 11, Uniontown police said the suspect “rode a bike to the house with tools to break in, then ransacked the home and assaulted the 81-year-old man.” Police Lt. Tom Kolencik said, “Once the actor came into his bedroom, the actor was demanding to know where money was. [The homeowner] told them he didn’t have any money or anything of value in the home.”

A struggle ensued between the suspect and the elderly gentleman. It ended when the elderly man grabbed a gun chambered in “.22 caliber” and fired one shot.

The suspect fled the home while “the 81-year-old’s bedridden sister called 911.” Police arrived to find the suspect dead in the yard.

After the incident ended, the elderly man told police that “he had never fired the gun before and that it had been sitting in his nightstand for 30 years.” Lt. Kolencik said, “He told us … that he had to protect himself. He also lived with an elderly sister, who is bedridden, so he just kept referring to protecting her, protecting himself.”

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of “Bullets with AWR Hawkins,” a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.


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