There are two stories here.
One answers the question ” Do we need guns”. The answer of course is a resounding YES, YOU FREAKING IDIOTS! Until you can guarantee me the elimination of every evil person with evil intentions, I’m staying armed.
The second question answered is the one David Gregory and others put forth “Do you REALLY need a large capacity magazine?” I answered that in an early post. This story reenforces my point. Reality is far different than the movies.
As I’ve mentioned before, while I’m a huge supporter of the Second Amendment, I’m no fan of guns and sincerely wish that owning one (or three) wasn’t a necessary responsibility, especially when you have a family. Here’s another reason why that’s the case:
[A] woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar.
But the man eventually found the family.
“The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver,” Chapman told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.
The woman then shot him five times, but he survived, Chapman said. He said the woman ran out of bullets but threatened to shoot the intruder if he moved.
“She’s standing over him, and she realizes she’s fired all six rounds. And the guy’s telling her to quit shooting,” Chapman said.
If this story pans out, what you have is another Exhibit A to explain why owning a firearm and learning how to use it properly is so damned important. Does it sound to you like this guy was simply looking to rob the house? And even if he was, what would he have done had he found three defenseless witnesses who had seen his face?
This story is yet another example of how, in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, the entire debate surrounding guns has been turned on its head by Democrats and their media allies. What they’re pushing for will only serve to make more of us — like this mother of two and the Sandy Hook Elementary students and staff — even more vulnerable to the wicked.
What should be obvious to anyone willing to put ideology aside in favor what works, is that encouraging responsible citizens to arm themselves (after learning how to safely store and use a firearm) is the smartest, most effective, and most compassionate reaction to an act of evil we know no gun control law would’ve stopped.
The only thing I dread more than the thought of shooting someone, is the thought of needing to shoot someone and being unarmed or out-gunned.
Well put, I think it is obvious in this case a .38 revolver is the bare minimum for self defense in the hands of the average citizen shooter. Six rounds and you are done. The percentage of hits under stress is about eighteen percent. That means the woman hit the bad guy hovering over her with 1.08 rounds. Which may explain why he was conscious and begging her not to shoot anymore. Had he been tougher, it might have ended up he stabbed, shot or beat her to death before succumbing to any wounds. Now with a Glock 19 she would have shot him six times and had PLENTY of ammo left over in the off chance he got up.
And on that note, in the story here are the details, notice the bad guy had just been released for prison and had a long history of crime. THESE are the bad guys Feinstein and Obama want us to be victimized by. I wonder if he reminds Obama of a younger brother or cousin or former dope smoking buddy. Just saying…
The woman ran to a neighbor’s home with her children. The intruder attempted to flee in his car but crashed into a wooded area and collapsed in a nearby driveway, Chapman said.
Deputies arrested 32-year-old Atlanta resident Paul Slater in connection with the crime. Chapman said they found him on the ground saying, “Help me. I’m close to dying.” Slater was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment. Chapman said Slater was shot in the face and neck.
In February, Slater was arrested on simple battery charges, according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. He has been arrested six other times in the county since 2008.
Kavanaugh was the first reporter at the scene as deputies investigated. The victim’s husband told Kavanaugh he’s proud of his wife. He was on the phone with her as the intruder broke in.
“My wife is a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed to do as responsible, prepared gun owner,” Donnie Herman said.
He said he’s thankful for his family’s safety.
Full time criminal, part time Obama supporter and current advocate for gun control measures pushed by Diane Feinstein.