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#1    Lilly

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

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A Georgia mother shot a home invader that pursued her and her 9 year old twins into their attic.

http://www.newsmax.c...01/07/id/470328

So here we have an instance of where owning a gun allowed a woman to save her own and her children's lives. It appears that gun ownership is indeed a double edged sword.

Just to add, the intruder was in pursuit of one of the children having broken through a locked bedroom door, a bathroom door and an attic door.

Video here: http://abcnews.go.co...-times-18163990

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Released 911 tapes: http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=18164812

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

This sort of thing happens a lot more than people realize because it doesn't usually end up in national news.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

View PostMichelle, on 09 January 2013 - 05:56 PM, said:

This sort of thing happens a lot more than people realize because it doesn't usually end up in national news.

True.

5 times in the face and neck and dude lived?  Lucky.  I have hollow points.  His head would've no longer existed.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

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And, I don't think this is the 'other side' of gun ownership.  This is the reason for ownership.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

I wonder what the bleeding heart anti gun people would have done in this situation? My guess is that they will ignore this thread.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 09 January 2013 - 07:26 PM, said:



True.

5 times in the face and neck and dude lived?  Lucky.  I have hollow points.  His head would've no longer existed.
Lived? Darn...

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

View PostHasina, on 09 January 2013 - 07:32 PM, said:

Lived? Darn...

My sentiments exactly.

How dare this disgusting excuse for a human being go after a 9 year old child...he received what he deserved IMO.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 09 January 2013 - 07:28 PM, said:

And, I don't think this is the 'other side' of gun ownership.  This is the reason for ownership.

I agree, self-defense is indeed the valid reason for gun ownership.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

View PostLilly, on 09 January 2013 - 07:35 PM, said:

My sentiments exactly.

How dare this disgusting excuse for a human being go after a 9 year old child...he received what he deserved IMO.

I agree entirely.. Although the flamed debate over guns will ensue, I'm glad that these kids weren't harmed.

And I'm glad that the mom was good enough of a mom to love her kids that much to protect them the way she did.

That's a good mom.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 09 January 2013 - 07:32 PM, said:

I wonder what the bleeding heart anti gun people would have done in this situation?

They would have been victims, plain and simple.  Their choice.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

Once upon a time back in the 1920s a lady from Texas shot a knife weilding man that pursued her into her home's library. Her two youngest children (age 2 years and 6 months) were upstairs asleep at the time. When the home invader broke down the library door the lady unloaded a shotgun killing the man.

The lady was my paternal Grandmother, the 2 year old was my father.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 09 January 2013 - 07:41 PM, said:

They would have been victims, plain and simple.  Their choice.

I couldn't immagine what it would be like being trapped in your own house with the police on the phone, knowing you and your children will die. I have a gun in the attic and thats where i would take my family in a situation like this.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

View PostProfessor Buzzkill, on 09 January 2013 - 07:47 PM, said:

I couldn't immagine what it would be like being trapped in your own house with the police on the phone, knowing you and your children will die. I have a gun in the attic and thats where i would take my family in a situation like this.
Or with the police not on the phone.   Let the UK worry about burglars getting hurt.   I'm more interested in preventing burglaries by making them understand they'll get their butts blown off if they're stupid enough to burglarize someone.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

View PostHasina, on 09 January 2013 - 07:32 PM, said:

Lived? Darn...
I'd have put a round through his forehead.  When someone rises to kill you - kill them first.  To show mercy over acts against oneself is noble but when they try to harm my child - I would end them.

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