'An opportunity at redemption'


Man with conceal-carry permit who deterred intruder plans to help him now

Kenny Easton stands with his dogs, Mattis and Ivan, in his bedroom in the spot where he discovered an intruder pointing a gun at him on Dec. 27. Easton holds the handgun he was carrying that night. Plaindealer photo by Erin McIntyre
As he looked down the barrel of a handgun, pointed at him by a homeless man who had broken into his house, Kenny Easton realized something. He’s the kind of guy who could pull the trigger if he needed to do it. But he didn’t. “His eyes told me I didn’t have to,” he said. “I could see in his eyes that he was a terrified kid. I don’t want to kill a person.” Standing in his bedroom, the Christian…

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