LOGANVILLE, Ga. — A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday. The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The 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.
Comments: She had a .38 revolver. She had better get a semi-auto pistol with a high capacity magazine before the obysmal won and his demonrat thugs succeed in getting them banned.
I had a cop show me a photo once taken back in the ´30s, when most cops used .38s, of a armed perp who had been shot more than 40 times before ceasing to resist. That´s why a lot of departments bought .357s.
Poorly written article, first it said the punk had face and neck wounds, then farther into the article it said he had punctured lungs, punctured liver and might not survive the night. I think she did pretty good but she needs a semi-auto with a 17 round clip.
That was some good shooting. She might want to consider the use of starburst ammo that expands to twice its diameter (.38 x 2= .76, or 3/4 of an inch) upon impact. That destroys lots more tissue, and takes the burden off of the surgeons, who don´t have to operate. He would have died in his vehicle, if not sooner.
Well, I be this shows up all over the network news shows. Naw. Just kidding- they´ll ignore it- The story does not fit their current anti-gun ownership agenda. Hopefully, they won´t "Zimmerman" this brave woman since her target was a pro-criminal black man.
Too bad he lived, he sounds like he practices crime as a way of life since he had six arrests. Plus, the possibility of a lawsuit for self-defense these days is very real. They would probably throw in racism for good measure.
+P hollow-points means that the lowly 380 is much better for defense than it used to be when FMJ (full metal jacket or "ball") was the norm. Spend your money for high end ammo for carry, just make sure your firearm functions with it as some HP bullet shapes may cause problems in some guns. Buy cheap stuff for practice or plinking.
Heck, she hit this Gomer with five out of six rounds. Pretty damned good shooting if you ask me. The cops around here have been known to fire their Glocks in a close quarters gunfight until the slide locks back and miss the other guy every freaaking time. Oh for seventeen. And they spend lots of time at the range.
One thing about wheel guns, they rarely jam. Semi-autos; another story.
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Jane E, 1/5/2013 2:06:18 PM (No. 9100478)
It wasn´t just a quick snatch and run burglary. It makes one wonder if he was intentionally looking to harm people since he went upstairs to the attic. He´d be healthy and probably free if he had done a quick grab and go of a few things on the main floor. Oh well, I really don´t feel too sorry for him.
I see from the photo that the alleged perpetrator was African American, while the husband of the alleged potential “victim” appears caucasian, so we might assume that his wife is also, possibly. In any case, I suspect that this is a racist crime, and that the alleged perpetrator was in fact, the victim. I think we should all send contributions to the victim support fund, in care of the Reverends Sharpton and Jackson, and rest assured that justice will prevail.
How long would it have taken the police to get to her house? Long enough for him to kill three people with his crowbar. Another vote for the NRA and gun owners. I congratulate her, but she might need to learn how to aim better, if she shot him in the face. The body is a bigger target.
I find this a semi- sad story .I´d want the intruder Dead. In fact, if the story read that he was dead, my first thought would be..."Not Enough". Still, I send my , heartfelt, congratulations to the lady.
Yes, the full size 1911 in .45ACP is heavy, but it is also quite effective. That is why I always carry TWO. On my person. Because any machine can malfunction and will do so at the worst possible time. I also carry eight extra eight-round MAGAZINES. Got that, folks? MAGAZINES! I carry eight extra MAGAZINES because every gunfight in history was won by the last round fired and I don´t want to be the first one in the fight to run dry. Also because no modern semi-automatic firearm will accept or function with CLIPS. I have tried full and half moon CLIPS, M1 Garand clips, M14 and M16 loading CLIPS, etc. None of my semi-automatics will accept any known CLIP. They all function as designed with the proper MAGAZINE.
I know, I know. I am a fanatic. But firearms are my life. It is what I do. And remember: when choosing a sidearm for personal protection; it is not supposed to be comfortable, it is supposed to be comforting.
She shot him in the face and neck and also punctured his stomach, his lung and his liver. And some here say she´s not a good shot. Feh. She´s alive, her kids are alive, and he is on a ventilator. Let us know how you do when you end up with a bad guy invading your and your kids´ hiding place.
As a woman who has never married, why did she waste time calling her husband? If I thought I was in danger I would take the phone into the attic with me, and the gun, and call 911 myself. What a dopey woman! Can´t she make a decision without her husband? Yes, good for her she shot him, but calling your husband first, a waste of time.
I believe she had called the police. She called her husband and he also called them. Her husband was talking to her, I am sure she was scared for her kids and nervous and he was giving her comfort and encouragement for what she had to do.
This knuckleheaded per has been arrested six other times in the county since 2008. What a fraud! No criminal should be set free - period. This is what a liberal criminal justice system brings us - more crime. If this woman wasn´t armed, you would have had three homicides. This makes me sick.
I am glad that she got this SOB. I am sorry he isn´t dead. He should have been denied medical treatment. Another troublesome minority criminal...the inner cities are nothing but criminal breeding zones.
Excellent shooting my good woman. Good little momma there, she and her babies are alive today solely because of her. Some people really should just pass by articles like this without comment and anyone who criticizes this fine lady looks like a bloody fool.
fta: "Deputies arrested 32-year-old Atlanta resident Paul Slater in connection with the break-in. He was most recently released from jail in August."
Knock us all over with a feather. He is a jailbird recently released. /sigh
This courageous woman deserves the medal of honor. She saved her children, herself, put a monster down like he deserved and people find fault with how she did it? All that needs to be said to this exemplar of a woman is "congratulations for your courage, your example, your actions in defense of what is right. I stand in admiration, as will your children for the rest of their lives. Shame on every poster who finds any fault whatsoever with this woman. Would that there were more of her.
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