Bad:Homeowner shot with own rifle
Man Shot With Own Gun During Home Invasion - Indiana News Story - WRTV Indianapolis
This article doesn't mention whether the rifle was the ordinary variety or the evil black kind, or why the safety was still on when it was go time, but it brought up some questions for me.
FRANKLIN, Ind. -- He was trying to protect his family during a home invasion when a Franklin man said he was shot with his own gun Wednesday night at the family's home.
James and Amber Duncan told 6News' Renee Jameson they were upstairs when they heard a loud noise in the garage.
While Amber Duncan called police, James Duncan said he grabbed his rifle and went to investigate. He said when he walked into the garage, he was attacked.
"He just took the gun from me, hit me in the stomach, knocked me back and then pointed it at my face," James Duncan said. "I said, 'Please don't; I have children. Please don't.'"
James Duncan said the man tried to pull the trigger, but the gun's safety was on. He said he knocked the gun away and that's when it fired, hitting him in the shoulder. When that happened, the intruder ran from the garage, he said.
As he was leaving, James Duncan said he noticed his attacker was wearing a shirt similar to those that workers at the nearby Johnson County Fair wear, an event from which he and his family had just returned.
The intruder is described as a white man with blonde hair, 6 feet 3 inches tall, around 240 pounds and between 20 and 25 years old.
Franklin police said they do not have a suspect in the shooting. The Johnson County Fair Association released a statement Thursday saying no employees were being investigated.
Duncan is now recovering at home. He told Jameson his family is considering selling the house after what happened there.
"My daughter, my daughter that's 6, she knew what was going on," he said. "She heard the gunshot, and she's pretty tore up about it."
- What should be done to physically improve rifle retention? Sling?
- Is there training in rifle retention methods?
- Is a pistol easier to retain than a rifle?
- When dealing with closed doors and light switches/flashlights, do pistols have an advantage?