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Veteran May Face Jail For Using His Second Amendment Against Burglars

An Indiana veteran opened fire on two shoplifting suspects fleeing a store near his home. The 60-year-old now faces up to five years in prison and a possible $10,000 fine if he’s convicted of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm.

Norman Reynolds said, “I thought, ‘Really? A felony charge?’ I’m very well-trained." Reynolds chased the men out of the Big R store in Elkhart and fired his gun at them when he was unable to catch up.

Police were already chasing the men out of the store during the October incident when Reynolds joined the chase.

The bullet struck the outside of the truck’s passenger compartment, and the suspects escaped. Reynolds, who served 24 years in the U.S. Army and Air Force and holds a concealed carry permit.

Reynolds explained his actions by saying “Mainly, I was in the infantry — and that’s what the infantry does, they shoot. I wanted them to stay there until the police arrived. I figured if he had a weapon, he wasn’t going to use it then.”

Furthermore, Reynolds told WBND-LD that he had been handling weapons for 45 years and only intended to shoot the truck — and not the suspects.

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