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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.

Hmmmmm.

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?

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12 thoughts on “A MOTHER SHOOTS DOWN AN INTRUDER

  1. I’m glad she was successful and her own gun not turned on her or found by one of her twins, a more likely scenario. And I have no problem with her having that gun in the house.

  2. no it’s not a more likely scenario Mahons, that is propagandist bullshit. I have said it before and I’ll say it again. I can post a story everyday about someone that has saved their own life or the life of someone else because they were in possession of a legal firearm.

    80 Million households have Legal firearms in them, yet you speak like everyday a child finds some parents gun and accidentally blows their brains out.

    80 million households mahons, and there are how many accidental shooting deaths? It is an average of 60 a year. More kids are killed falling off their bikes.

  3. I await a story about when a ” legal gun owner ” shoots a family member or neighbor in a row, or when a depressed owner kills himself with the legal gun or when a minor child finds an unlocked gun and harms himself

    Because these things never happen ?

  4. I think that the acceptable number of such incidents is zero

    What number so you find acceptable?

  5. you see that is why gun owners don’t debate with people like you. You are irrational.

    You are unable to be honest, you are incapable of dialogue.

    Remember when you get emotional and start to threaten the 80 million, they are the ones holding the guns.

  6. Troll — Maybe you could demonstrate your rationality by answering Phantom’s simple question.

  7. You speak of acceptable numbers

    Well what is the acceptable price that must be paid so that you can have your toys, or the unacceptable number that you would not be able to live with?

  8. no childs death is acceptable, I am a parent you are not. On the subject of dangers to children and the subject of guns you suffer from vast ignorance and lack of personal experience in both arenas. Yet you have no problem in dictating what should be done with both.

  9. So no child’s death is acceptable. I’m happy that you reluctantly concede this ( unless its a Sin Fein voters child, when you actively hope for it to happen )

    How many gun suicides are acceptable?

    How many heat of passion murders of the wife or neighbors are acceptable?

    Keeping loaded weapons in the house –and very many do not lock them up, and are not required to – makes it much likelier that any of these things will happen.

    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/research/hicrc/firearms-research/gun-ownership-and-use/index.html

  10. The record will show that one, and only one, person here has openly called for the blood of innocent children.

    Troll has expressed the hope that the children of parents who voted Sinn Fein would be blown up.

    Presumably this includes the children of Sinn Fein supporters who read this blog.

    If this is incorrect in any way, please advise.

    Anyone who wishes for things like this is an unfit judge on any subject, and is unfit to be near firearms at any time.

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