Armed Miss America 1944 stops intruder Here is a heart-warming story, yet...she should've called the police! She could have stayed in the house and called the cops rather than risking her life. Perhaps the gun makes people too brave...this wasn't self-defense, to my mind, and while it sounds as though she was justified in protecting her property, I wonder if she smart to do so? Here's some more food for thought: Child shot during father's gunfight with robbery suspect Trial begins for teen accused in carjacking 2 boys were in vehicle idling in driveway; father who gave chase was shot in buttocks I've said it before, and I'll say it again...don't chase the bad guys! Call the cops and let a group of well-organized and well-armed LEOs handle it. If a gun helps you defend yourself, great; if it causes you to go beyond defending yourself and you or some innocent individual gets hurt, that's a net negative. The first story worked out fine; the latter two are cases where the crime victim would have been better off without the gun!