Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-IA) learned an important lesson about home defense this weekend.
A home invasion at Rep. Leonard Boswell’s Iowa farm ended when his 22-year-old grandson fetched a shotgun and aimed it at the intruder, according to a statement from the congressman’s office. No one was seriously injured.
The incident started about 10:45 p.m. Saturday when an armed man came in through the front door, attacked Boswell’s daughter, Cindy Brown, and demanded money, the statement said. Boswell, 77, heard his daughter’s screams, came into the entryway and attempted to disarm the intruder.
Boswell lives in Nowhere, Iowa. If it can happen there, it can happen anywhere. Good on the grandson.
By the way, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund gave Boswell a rating of “A” in 2010. Following this event, I don’t expect that to fall.