Here's something we rarely see from the media--a positive story about someone successfully defending themselves with a *gasp* gun! I will note that, while it's unlikely the burglars actually saw the gun, the mere fact that this story made into the Charlotte Observer is something of a triumph for our side.
But the sentence "He put in a round of bullets." makes me cringe. Let me extend an invitation to Elizabeth Leland of the Observer: Elizabeth, get in touch with me and I'll treat you to a day at the range, familiarize you with firearms and the correct nomenclature, and let you rack up an ammo bill on me. An email link is on the left.