Tale of two home invasions

The Youngstown Vindicator is reporting that the fatal shooting of a man across the border in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania early Saturday has been ruled by police to have been an act of self-defense.

From the story:

    Robert Flynn of 531 Cedar Ave., Sharon, was shot when he broke into the home of Kevin McEwen at 36 N. 11th St. at about 3 a.m., police reports said.

    According to the police statement, Flynn was waving a gun and threatening the occupants of the residence.

    McEwen "shot Mr. Flynn in self-defense and in defense of others present at the residence," the statement said.

    Sharpsville police, along with Sharon and Hermitage police, investigated the shooting, and the Mercer County District Attorney's office determined that the killing was in self-defense.

Contrast this man’s successful defense of his life (and others in the home) against the experience of this Finneytown (Cincinnati) couple, who walked in on two burglars robbing their home:

Man shot after walking in on burglars

From WCPO.com:

    Police say a couple came home to their apartment in the 900 block of North Bend Road around 3 a.m. Friday and found two men in ski masks ransacking their apartment. The startled burglars struggled with the man and shot him. The two men in ski masks got away. The victim was rushed to the hospital but his condition has not been released.

These incidents, and their alternative outcomes, should serve as reminder that the police cannot be there to protect you when needed most. Only you can protect you. Be prepared. Purchase a firearm. Get training, and get your CHL today!

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