PA Bill Number: HB2440
Title: Providing for the designation of shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and business relating to the sale and production of firearms ...
Description: Providing for the designation of shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and business relating to the sale and production of firear ...
Last Action: Second consideration
Last Action Date: Sep 21, 2020
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Ohio Self-Defense: Ohio grandfather with gun stops intruder: 'They picked the wrong house' :: 08/28/2019
An Ohio grandfather with a loaded gun stopped a burglar who broke into his home on Tuesday, according to a local report.
Daniel McGown, 73, said he found an intruder in his Akron home and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.
“They picked the wrong house,” McGown told WEWS-TV.
Daniel McGown, 73, said he found the man in his Akron home on Tuesday morning and held him at gunpoint until police arrived. (WEWS-TV)
McGown, a retired attorney, said he heard someone ring his doorbell several times around 5:15 a.m., then heard someone yelling from inside his house soon after.
McGown said he grabbed his 9mm pistol from under his pillow and found a man, identified by investigators as Thomas Gaffney, 51, in his living room.
Daniel McGown, 73, said he grabbed his 9mm pistol from under his pillow and found a man, identified as Thomas Gaffney, 51, of Akron, in his living room. (Summit County Jail)
"I pointed the pistol at him and said, 'If you don't move, I won't shoot you,’” McGown said. He then realized he'd left his cellphone upstairs so he ordered Gaffney to walk up to the bedroom with him.
"I told him, 'you're going to walk ahead of me and we're going to go upstairs where I can get my cellphone and call the police,' and he said, 'Please do call the police. Please don't shoot me,'" McGown said.
McGown told WEWS his house had been broken into a few days earlier, when he was out of town. He said Guns, ammunition and laptops were stolen and disassembled televisions were left behind.
Akron police said they were investigating whether Gaffney was connected to the first burglary.
"If he had reached his hand towards a pocket or something where I thought that he might have had one of the guns that went away last night or the night before, then I might have been tempted to do that," said McGown, who reportedly has a concealed-carry permit.
"My home was being violated and here was a guy doing it in my presence," he added. "Here's the guy, and I just wanted to make him stop doing that."
Gaffney has been charged with burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia.