Shotgun Boswell

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.

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5 Responses to Shotgun Boswell

  1. Jim22 says:

    Good story. The shotgun cancels all other firearms for this kind of thing.

  2. Uke says:

    No doubt. If I had to choose one weapon for home defense, it would be a 12ga pump with 16 inch barrel, loaded with 00 buck.

    Or, you know… this:

  3. Doc says:

    The only dissapointment is his lack of pressing the trigger…

  4. Roy Ryder says:

    This is the kind of thing the media suppresses but represents the best of America. This is the power of right and might together wrong and might. Nobody got hurt, but only because the person in the right was armed and the person in the wrong recognized a no-win situation when staring down the barrel.