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07/14/2013 04:06 am ET

Denver Dwellers Rarely Use Guns In Home Invasions

ASSIUT, EGYPT - JUNE 24: A young man in an alley holds a Beretta 9mm unliscenced pistol purchased illegally on June 24, 2013
ASSIUT, EGYPT - JUNE 24: A young man in an alley holds a Beretta 9mm unliscenced pistol purchased illegally on June 24, 2013 in Assiut, Egypt. As security has deteriorated in Egypt, sale of illegal firearms has gone up, bringing weapons of all kinds into the hands of private citizens. (Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)

The deadly shooting of a would-be intruder in southeast Denver last week was the first documented case in more than a year in which a city dweller defended himself with a gun during a home invasion.

Most people who buy guns say they do so to protect themselves and their families at home. But experts say, and Denver police data show, that such situations are extremely rare.

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