This isn’t a hunting story, but it certainly speaks to the importance of knowing how to handle a firearm safely.
An 85-year-old Pennsylvania woman named Leda Smith was returning home from church last Sunday when she noticed a door was broken and realized that a burglar who had been hitting her neighborhood was inside. According to this Herald Standard story, Smith passed the burglar on her way to the bedroom to get her revolver. She then found the teenaged intruder, confronted him with the gun, and made him call 911. She had the boy lay facedown on the floor until authorities arrived.
It’s hard not to be impressed with Ms. Smith’s cool headedness and decision to defend her home (not to mention her neighborhood). I’m just glad the intruder was so “compliant,” and that her confrontation ended up paying off. -K.H