FLORIDA "Two masked, armed men broke into an Orange City house but fled empty-handed after the homeowner went after them with his own handgun, officials said Friday.
The 36-year-old husband and his wife, 37, whom officials did not identify, were watching television in their bedroom at their Cedar Avenue home when they heard a loud crash in another part of the house at 9:45 p.m. Thursday. When they investigated, they were met by two armed men in their kitchen, Volusia County sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught said.
The couple ran back to their bedroom where the husband grabbed a handgun and went after the armed men, who then bolted through the front door, Haught said.
No one was injured in the incident, Haught said.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is hoping a reward of up to $12,000 will generate tips about those responsible for this or any other home invasion in the county. Anyone with information is asked to contact investigator Greg Seymour 386-668-3830 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-TIPS (8477)."
This is why I strive to never find myself in a position where a gun is not within easy access. Running isn't something I do all that well, you see, and especially not when behind the stout posterns of fort fits. Being a willing victim isn't an option, nor should it be for any man, woman or child in the only remaining free country on earth...
...regardless of who is selected President or head-gun-grabber masquerading as something other than a mere civil servant.