It is different from recent reports which had an anti gun slant.
In the late 60s the Star was pro self defense. In an incident Three bad guys robbed a grocery store. The gas station attendant across the street was alerted to the robbery. He grabbed his deer rifle off the gun rack of his PU. (He was packed for a hunting trip.)
Shots were fired and the perps came out of the store. He proceeded to shoot all three of the BGs. 2 were down permanently and the third had a pronounced limp when he ran into a wooded area.
The paper quoted the hero as saying, "It was easier than shooting a deer". The paper lauded the man as a hero.
It was a different time.