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I just came across this story about a Kansas City woman being ticketed for shooting at a trespasser in her backyard. She explains (in the associated video) that he had lunged towards her and she fired a shot at him. This was the day after she chased off two intruders from in and around her home.

She only found out about the ticket after a news station told her about it.

KC Woman Ticketed for Shooting at Trespasser in Backyard


A judge dropped the charges in a hearing two weeks later thanks largely, she says, to the coverage by the news station.

Charges Dropped Against Woman Who Shot at Intruder


IMO, she acted reasonably and had the gumption to carry her pistol, and stick to her guns.