Woman Defends Home

Woman Defends Home

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:52 pm

Woman hiding with kids shoots intruder..

Too bad she didn't have a 45..

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/wo ... der/nTm7s/
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:01 pm

Good for her, should have used hollow points but he may not make it anyway hopefully he won't, always easier when they are dead rather than alive.
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:09 pm

I commend the woman. Now to show my wife this article. I've been trying to get her on board for gun ownership. She's in the, "Guns are scary and they grow legs and shoot people when you aren't around camp'. Annoys the *censored* out of me.
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: rockwood On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:29 pm

All you need to say to her is "Who knows what this guy would've done if she hadn't been armed....a 3 casket funeral most likely would've been the result".
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:47 pm

I had a family member that was in a similar circumstance many years ago. He could not find a job here so him and his wife went to Boston and found a job, but where they were renting was not a very good place. In the middle of the night, he woke up to see an intruder, and tried to confront the guy but was shot and killed by the man. Maybe if he had a gun the outcome would have been different?

We had two more gun fatalities in the family as well.

One was my Great Great Grandfather who I think was murdered but cannot prove it. He was a Foreman for the Great Northern Paper Company cutting wood in 1898 in the Katadin Ironworks Township. I have his dairy up to the day her died (literally) and he was in a lawsuit because another logging company was cutting over the line and stealing Great Northern Paper Company logs. It was going through the courts when a deer hunter supposedly mistook him for a deer and shot him. He was able to ride back to his home in Atkinson, but died of his injuries.

The other was a domestic dispute. My Great Great Grandmother was widowed first but her second choice in husband's was with a drunk. This was up in Fort Fairfield and he came in to the house drunk and wanted his way with her. She wanted no part of it, so he shot her in the face killing her instantly. My Great Grandmother, 11 years old, found her mom and called the sheriff who went after him, but he shot himself before they could get him.

We have had some violence over the years involving guns, but blaming the gun when it is the people pulling the trigger, is foolhardy. I don't blame the car when the drunk driver kills someone, and so should it be with guns. We live in an evil world with evil people I am afraid...
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:49 pm

Now that was awesome to read about! That reminds me I need to buy a bigger revolver for the wife. Semi autos are great but a revolver can't jam.

Definatly needed hollow points !
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:53 pm

NoSmoke wrote:I had a family member that was in a similar circumstance many years ago. He could not find a job here so him and his wife went to Boston and found a job, but where they were renting was not a very good place. In the middle of the night, he woke up to see an intruder, and tried to confront the guy but was shot and killed by the man. Maybe if he had a gun the outcome would have been different?

We had two more gun fatalities in the family as well.

One was my Great Great Grandfather who I think was murdered but cannot prove it. He was a Foreman for the Great Northern Paper Company cutting wood in 1898 in the Katadin Ironworks Township. I have his dairy up to the day her died (literally) and he was in a lawsuit because another logging company was cutting over the line and stealing Great Northern Paper Company logs. It was going through the courts when a deer hunter supposedly mistook him for a deer and shot him. He was able to ride back to his home in Atkinson, but died of his injuries.

The other was a domestic dispute. My Great Great Grandmother was widowed first but her second choice in husband's was with a drunk. This was up in Fort Fairfield and he came in to the house drunk and wanted his way with her. She wanted no part of it, so he shot her in the face killing her instantly. My Great Grandmother, 11 years old, found her mom and called the sheriff who went after him, but he shot himself before they could get him.

We have had some violence over the years involving guns, but blaming the gun when it is the people pulling the trigger, is foolhardy. I don't blame the car when the drunk driver kills someone, and so should it be with guns. We live in an evil world with evil people I am afraid...


Wow that is some sad stories to read :(

Most of the world is evil, the rest are saved by the Grace of God!
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:02 pm

Smokeyja wrote:Now that was awesome to read about! That reminds me I need to buy a bigger revolver for the wife. Semi autos are great but a revolver can't jam.

Definatly needed hollow points !



That would have helped but the 38 special is not a great round for self defense, if you buy consider 357 or 45 colt. Dirty Harry gun would work too..
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:10 pm

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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:17 pm

What's the consensus on the capabilities of the 40 SW?
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:24 pm

lsayre wrote:What's the consensus on the capabilities of the 40 SW?



40's good , most are, humans are fragile, the best for home defense is a shotgun. A Pump is best, everyone knows what that sound is when you rack it.
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:30 pm

grumpy wrote:
lsayre wrote:What's the consensus on the capabilities of the 40 SW?



40's good , most are, humans are fragile, the best for home defense is a shotgun. A Pump is best, everyone knows what that sound is when you rack it.


Agreed 100% also the types of rounds you can have in a shot gun are unlimited!
Ball bearings attached with ss cable, fletchet rounds (tiny darts) etc...

http://youtu.be/RP4FjODPDFA
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:46 pm

All good stuff but don't use it for home defense, it will likely back fire for you in a court of law.

But for fun, yeah..

http://www.americanspecialtyammo.com/12_Gauge.html
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: Rwalker On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:52 pm

I have always an will always state my belief that the shotgun is a poor choice for home defense. Too much scatter, and if the intruder is wearing thick enough clothes, the bbs might not even penetrate. And, no way this lady was going to handle a 12 gauge in a confined space with 2 kids. Dont think I dont love my shotguns, I do, I just think a handgun or semi-auto rifle is a better choice, especially with a laser site.

Hollow points are a must. I have 7 in the .45. If she had a .45 with hollow points, they would have had to shovel him up off the walls.

scumbags like this diserve to be shot. Anyone who breaches the domain of another with the intent to cause harm, steal, or otherwise should be drug out to the street and hung at the city square. That is a straight leach on society.

Another life saved by a gun. Had she been unarmed, who knows what horrors her and her children would have faced. Death would not have been the worst of it...

And speaking of the unmistakable sound of a shotgun racking a round, that holds true for all weapons. We had several drive by house shootings and a peeping tom in my community. One night, the wife and I are on the front deck watching the huge full moon and I hear a bunch of people running through the woods towards my house. So, I retrieve my .45 carbine, get into a position to see better and elevated above them, and waited for them to come out of the woods, across the road, and step onto my yard. I couldnt tell how many there were, or if they were teenagers or young adults, or even what the hell they were doing running through the woods at 12 am, but all i had to do was rack a round. It went silent, and all I heard was, "DONT SHOOT!" I then let them know that they needed to turn around and go back from where they came. They did, quickly. As they were nearly out of sight I heard a faint "F*CK YOU!" yelled from one of the cowards. That was last summer. Never had an issue since.

Most know the sound. And when you are on the other end of it, it is scary as hell.
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Re: Woman Defends Home

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:04 pm

Everyone is different where they live, a shotgun will be kinder on the neighbors if there 20 feet away. Most houses built since the 80's are vinyl siding, half inch of cardboard and half inch of drywall, a 223, 45 , even a 9 would sail right through that.

But your point is well taken.
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