A question for gun grabbers, after we first read of a happy outcome:
[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.
A .38 revolver? On the one hand, putting five into an intruder when you’re petrified, shaking, breathing poorly, feeling your chest tighten – and shielding your young children – isn’t bad shooting. On the other hand, a .38 Special isn’t the most powerful round, albeit it’s better to hit the target with them than to miss with something more powerful. If that’s your primary defence weapon, use hollow points and get down the range as often as possible. The mother did enough though, and all’s well. I think it’s wonderful that when the family faced an immediate and mortal threat, she had a tool which was adequate for their protection.
Do gun-grabbers feel the same? Or is it better that people like this family be made defenceless – and become guaranteed victims – when stronger, wicked people threaten them?