Wednesday, September 5, 2012


92-year-old WWII Vet Shoots & Kills Intruder at Home

Earl Jones, 92, says he was protecting his life and property when he shot and killed an intruder early Monday in rural Boone County. / The Enquirer/Mark Curnutte

VERONA, Kentucky — Earl Jones had just turned off his new TV shortly after 2 a.m. Monday when he heard a bang in the basement.

The 92-year-old Boone County farmer walked eight paces to get his loaded .22 caliber rifle from behind the bedroom door. He unwrapped a beige cloth and returned to the living room, sitting in a chair with clear view – and shot – of the basement door, waiting with the gun across his lap.

Some 15 minutes later, when he heard footsteps moving closer up the stairs, he raised the rifle to his eye. The intruder kicked open the door. Jones fixed his aim on the center of the man’s chest and fired a single shot. The Boone County Sheriff later announced the death of the intruder, Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell, 24, of Richmond, Ky.

“These people aren’t worth any more to me than a groundhog,” Jones told the Enquirer. “They have our country in havoc. We got so many damned crooked people walking around today.”

This will be listed as a gun-related death statistic, to be used by the Left for their cause against the Second Amendment. And yet there is nothing wrong and everything right about this man's actions - he was practicing his God-given right to self-defense.


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