Here is another great example of guns being used an equalizer. What chance would two elderly people living alone have against two young men in the prime of their life in a physical altercation?
According to neighbors, an elderly, widowed homeowner asked her brother to move into her home due to a string of burglaries in the area.
This turned out to be a good decision according to CBS Sacramento,
According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers were called to the 1000 block of Arcade Boulevard around 12:18 a.m. Sunday for a robbery in progress. Once at the scene, however, officers found that two young men had been shot dead.
Investigators say that one of the occupants of the home confronted the suspects during the burglary and fired a firearm in self-defense. Michele Gigante with Sacramento Police said the occupants of the home are an elderly man and woman, but would not say which of them fired the shots. The man and woman were not injured in the incident.
Police say the two suspects appear to be in their late teens to early twenties. However, the local California media jumped on the chance to use the phrase “Teens Shot Dead” in headlines about the incident.
Based on police comments it sounds like the shooting was clearly self defense and it seems there are no intentions by authorities to pursue charges against the elderly residents.
As a reminder, these two deaths will be included the homicide stats for 2014 that anti-gun groups will surely tout as reasons to increase gun control.