The next time someone tells you that gun owners live in a fantasy world if they think they'll ever be able to defend themselves with a firearm (especially when it's directed toward women) just point them to this story, from Seattle, Washington.
Recently, 80-year-old Barb Moles was at home when a man broke into the house where she and her husband, Leland, live at about 8:30 p.m. on April 28, according to this story from Fox News.
When she came upon her husband, 75, bleeding on the floor, having been stabbed and bludgeoned with a crowbar, she grabbed a .38 pistol.
Steven Sheppard, 25, reportedly had broken into the couple’s home to steal drugs, and encountered the great-grandmother of three after attacking her husband.
Barb fired four rounds—three hit their mark, the story says, killing Sheppard on the spot. The story says the gun was a Christmas gift from her husband.
"I was just intent upon stopping him," she said in the story. "I didn't have any other thought in my head. I just knew I had to stop him." http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/08/great-granny-80-got-gun-kills-home-intruder-who-attacked-husband.html
The story says Sheppard was an ex-con who had spent time in prison for robbery.