Son Buys Mom a Pistol, Doesn’t Even Have to Wait a Week to Use It

February 19th, 2015 | by Guest
Son Buys Mom a Pistol, Doesn’t Even Have to Wait a Week to Use It
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A man wanted his mom to remain safe while she stayed at home in a dangerous part of Columbus, Ohio.

So he did what anyone with a brain would do and he went ahead and got her a pistol so she could reasonably protect herself.

It’s what happened next that both shocked him, and made him glad he made the choice.

The Daily Caller notes:

The woman, a widow who lives alone in a crime-plagued Columbus, Ohio neighborhood, grabbed her gun after a man broke through her front window at around 5 a.m., according to Columbus’ 10TV.

“She was armed and apparently fired multiple shots at him,” Columbus Police Sgt. Dave Sicilia told the news station.

The unnamed suspect had attempted to rob a house across the street. After residents there forced him out of the upstairs window, he broke into the widow’s home through her window.

After the woman shot him, he was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead at around 7 a.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jnv1Rehtb0

You can be sure some liberals are going to chime in about how it’s a tragedy the man died in the commission of a crime.

But you better believer that woman is thankful she owned that gun.

And you can be sure her children are thankful she had it too.

Tell us who you know that needs a gun in the comments below.

  • LARRY JOHNSON

    Lucky he bought it when he did-If it was up to bloomberg or Obama mom would be dead but these 2 sorry asses would still be alive-disgusting

    • rothgar

      Not necessarily. I guess you’ll cheer when an intruder comes through the window guns blazing.

      • Lonewolf

        If this intruder was freezing to death then why did he try to break into another house before breaking into this ladies house…. In the article there is no mention of it being cold or raining…..

        The unnamed suspect had attempted to rob a house across the street. After residents there forced him out of the upstairs window, he broke into the widow’s home through her window. He knew what he was doing… Justice has been served. Anyone comes into my home through a window is not a sign of rain or being cold…… That persons intent is to rob or kill you or both.

        • rothgar

          I’m sorry but if you think justice is served when a person is killed for Breaking and Entering then you are not operating at a very high level on the Kohlberg scale.

          Clearly, since this person had been chased off trying to enter across the street there is no reason not to think she could not have done the same thing with a hair brush or frying pan but she had that spiffy new gun so that is what she used.

          Actually trying to get into multiple houses so close together suggests a situation other than one holding the risk of robbery or death but you have your story and you are sticking to it.

          • SNuss

            How do you know that “breaking and entering” was all this perp had on his mind? If you think a hairbrush is a suitable defensive weapon for an older widow, against a younger, stronger opponent, you are delusional.

          • rothgar

            He had just tried to get into another house. So how do you know it wasn’t? How do we know anything about his motivations – he’s dead.

            Whacking or swatting at this guy as he tried to climb through a broken window had already worked. Have you looked at the person who presumably was given the Gun since she is pictured in the article. If she is over 35, I’d be surprised. HIt on the head with the gun for chrissakes.

            You know for the $500 or so her son spent on the gun (assuming legal purchase) window bars would have been a better investment since they would have stopped an intruder even if she was asleep.

          • SNuss

            And those bars would have trapped her in the room, if there was a fire.

          • rothgar

            Like they do in all those Chicago and New York City Apartments? All those folks in the Bronx, Manhattan, Lake View and Wrigleyville manage to live with them.

            There are these really neat inventions from antiquity known as doors.

            But she had a spiffy new gun and she used it.

          • SNuss

            Bars are fine, if you want to live in a jail.
            My property is MY property, and those who choose to force their way in will be met by greater force to be stopped.

          • Paul Thiele

            What makes you think widow knew about the action from across the street? I noticed that the guy did not announce he was just trying to get warm when he went through the window. Don’t start with the “christian” finger pointing either! God helps those who help themselves.

          • rothgar

            Morality must enter into the discussion.

            Most everyone on this site is saluting a women taking a life quite possibly of a person who was seeking shelter from the cold – check the snowy frigid video. Everyone around here makes this guy out to be a thug and a criminal making their condemnation easy to understand but on a frigid night – see the video – there are other things that could easily have been on his mind none of which would have harmed this women more than the chill from a broken window.

            So you think killing someone is what Jesus Christ would have done?

            Your statement about God is on pretty weak ground.
            From the Wiki: The statement is often criticised as espousing Semi-Pelagian model of salvation, which most Christians denounce as heresy

            In fact:
            More important, this “verse” is unbiblical in its meaning. It is exactly the opposite of the message of scripture.
            Jer 17:5 (NIV) This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is
            the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and
            whose heart turns away from the LORD.”

            Prov 28:26 (NIV) He who trusts in himself is a fool…

          • b4k9zp

            The woman was entirely justified in using lethal force to stop what she believed was a life threatening action by the person who committed an illegal act in breaking into her home. One can safely assume that since he broke a window to enter the home, he was there for some illegal action, and he was not justified in being there.

            The law officers agreed she had done what any rational person would have done–use lethal force if necessary to stop an illegal life threatening action by a home invader. A man’s (or woman’s) home is his or her castle, and a person breaking and entering has already committed a serious crime.

          • Paul Thiele

            Your reply is interesting. You still want to toss up the idea that he was just cold. You are free to assume that but most people go to a shelter or church to get help- which is readily given. To break out a window and jump inside a house in the dark what do you think the occupants are “believing” at that point. I am betting that you also believe that the Government also has our best interest at heart. You are using the passages for the bible to make a point on top of a straw man. You want to blame someone (most likely all the gun owners) for this action. You use religion as a weapon to support your ideas and tell people that if they do not believe the way you do they are not christian. Well- I hate to burst your bubble but I’m a practicing christian, we have many people in my church that go to the firing range and have carry permits. We believe that God gave us the responsibility to take care of our self’s and our loved ones. To also NOT accept evil in all its forms. Help people when they can be (or want to be) helped. Breaking through a window in the dark in not a normal request for assistance. If that happen at my house- the only question I would have is which caliber would they like to be shot with. You are accepting an act which may have been evil in its intent. You can not prove otherwise- nor can I prove that he had no intent to harm. The neighbors story is incidental to this because she had no knowledge of what happened across the street. I defy you to prove to me that she knew the mind of the person breaking and entering her house. Better pray for a mind enhancement for that one. Remember that every time you point a finger at someone there are 3 pointing back at you

          • DannaStevens

            Good for you Paul! I am also a practicing Christian & some of our churches have off-duty officers, ARMED, in all services, because we DO have so many crackpots out there today w/no morals, knowledge or concern abt. God or man. These are NOT people who can be “reasoned” with. If he had no ill intent, why was he upstairs in the other house. If he was cold, why didn’t he
            “snuggle up” on the couch where it was warm, instead of going upstairs-probably to their bedroom? Maybe they didn’t HAVE a gun & that was the reason THEY didn’t shoot him. Bet they do now!

          • Greg Geitner

            jesus did not mean for us to die without trying to survive.god helps them that help themselves. even the dali llama says it is reasonable to shoot a person if a person is being shot at. you need to apply some common sense. this is not an idyllic world.

          • b4k9zp

            YOU know that he had allegedly tried to get into another house, and been runoff by the occupants of that house. But the woman in the article had no way of knowing that at the time. You can sit in your warm safe, cozy home with bars on the windows, and a security patroll on the gate into your protected community and harp about how the woman was irrational and used a gun without need, but that woman believed she had reason to shoot–she believed her life was endangered by the perpetrator’s illegal action in breakiing into her home in the middle of the night.

            You put an awful lot of faith into a useless set of iron bars on one’s windows, which are more likely to trap you inside your home in the event of a fire than they are to protect against intruders.

            HItting a person on the head usually only makes them mad, unless you hit him hard enough to knock him unconscious. And a handgun does not make a very effective club.

            When someone breaks into a home by shattering a glass window in the middle of the night, any rational person would believe that the person is NOT there to discuss the weather, but only for criminal purposes. His choice to commit an illegal action is what got him killed, not the woman’s actions in defending herself.

          • Sharon Jeanguenat

            When someone breaks in to another person’s home, who knows what they intend to do? Rape? Murder? Or just robbery? I wouldn’t want to kill another person, but if it was me or them, I’d rather it was them. I have a great-granson who is 8 mos. old, & I want to be around for at least a bigger part of his life. If you’re ok with some one breaking in to YOUR house, & you not defending yourself, that’s YOUR choice. But, the rest of us have our choice too.

          • rothgar

            You are right you have a choice – a deadly choice.

            Real Christian position there Ms. Jeanquenat. IMHO A real Christian would give the intruder whatever they wanted (other than submitting to rape).

            If you aren’t up to that standard of behaviour, making noise or using a non-fatal defense (knife, frying pan, flat iron, shoe, lamp) all of which probably would have scared off this wretch since they had already been run off across the street – not a very threatening intruder if the story is legit.

            I guess Columbus isn’t Urban enough for window bars or I’d be calling BS on this entire story.

          • b4k9zp

            Breaking into a person’s home does not signify peaceable intent, especially early in the morning –what most people consider the middle of the night.

            The person attempting the break-in also had a choice–to commit a crime, which is what he did , or go to a homeless shelter, like the Salvation Army or the Red Cross.

            A small woman or an older woman with a “frying pan, knife, flat-iron, shoe or lamp” doesn’t stand much of a chance against a larger man (or woman) who is armed even with a crowbar. The rational response, if that person tries to enter one’s house is to warn him to stop his illegal action and leave, and if he does not comply with your directions, shoot to stop the illegal action. As the author of this article states, though: “You can be sure some liberals are going to chime in about how it’s a tragedy the man died in the commission of a crime.” Liberals live in a la-la land where people are not murderers.

          • fantomnutt

            And how do you know there wasn’t multiple people in that other house that ran him off? You don’t. This woman lived ALONE. A shoe, lamp, knife… Really? Do you want him that close to you?

          • Greg Geitner

            the good news is you will be one of the first to go

          • DannaStevens

            A knife is a “non-fatal” defense?? Seems to me that LOTS of people could testify to the opposite. If I hit them w/MY frying pan (which happens to be cast iron) they would probably be dead-or at least brain-dead (for which the family would sue me) & I KNOW a flat iron (how many people have one of those sitting around their house today-except you and me) could certainly kill a person. I rather think they’d laugh at me as they killed me while I was attempting to hit them w/a shoe! At my house, he would have ONE chance-to run when he saw the red dot on his chest! (If my dog didn’t already have him!)

          • David Fitzgibbon

            A Doberman watchdog is a good idea for older folks,

          • b4k9zp

            sorry but when a person breaks into and enters a home, he is usually carrying a weapon of some sort, and will probably try to use it at least to threaten the occupants of the house. He is not there for peaceful purposes. If he were, he would knock on the door and state his problem, and provide identificaiton when asked. And he would not be carrying anything that could be used as a weapon or make any threatening gestures or moves.

            Despite your willingness to believe the best, you are much safer in believing the worst. To quote the article’s author: “You can be sure some liberals are going to chime in about how it’s a tragedy the man died in the commission of a crime.” That says it all.

          • DannaStevens

            At 5 am, I doubt that she KNEW he had just tried to rob the house across the street! She was probably awakened from sleep & did what any rational person would do when someone crashes through their window at 5 am! Maybe someone will honor you w/their presence (w/a firearm or knife in their hand or pocket) in the same way! Would be interesting to see your reaction. Not many women could do much to defend themselves w/a hairbrush, against a man. Wonder how you would have felt if it had been YOUR mother? But maybe you don’t like women-so you might not like her either. Thankfully this lady’s son cared about her!

        • Sharon Jeanguenat

          There are shelters for those who are cold, or hungry.

        • fantomnutt

          Exactly. This guy came in through her FRONT window. Those are usually different from the windows in the rest of the house.

        • DannaStevens

          Agree! If he was “freezing”, he should knock on a door and ask that they call someone-shelter, church, etc., who can help him out. They plan to come through my window, hopefully they’ll see my sign-This house protected by God & guns-come in uninvited & you’ll meet both!” Oh yeah-they’ll also have to get past my guard dog. Last person who tried, didn’t fare well. They’re lucky she was the only one home!

      • Greg Geitner

        YEAH RIGHT!

  • Francie26

    I do. I live on just social security, so I can’t afford to buy a gun, but would sure own one if I could.

    • b4k9zp

      You might want to contact a member of your church, or other social organization to which you belong, and see if they know of someone who is willing to help you out.

      • John Gillis

        I like this idea – a charity for senior citizens who cannot afford firearms – “Guns for Grannies”. I’m actually serious. They should be able to defend themselves.

        • b4k9zp

          Maybe we can get a website set up for that? Don’t know exactly how to do that, but someone more knowledgeable than I could do it quite easily.

          • Paul Thiele

            That is a great idea. I’ll bet the NRA, National Gun Rights and multiple other groups would help out! Add in some classes and a day at the range and we would have a winner!

      • BigTnTDaddy

        I love this idea!
        Why not? We have Obammy Phones, Obammy Care, (and two Obammy chickens in every pot. /sarc),
        Why not Obammy Guns?

        • b4k9zp

          obama and the democratic party slavers would never consider it.

          Keep the blinking government out of it, they don’t need to know who has guns and who doesn’t.

    • Sadler2010

      You can get reliable surplus guns for a couple hundred bucks and cheaper pistols like CPPY, Taurus and Hi-Point around 2 bills.

      • Sharon Jeanguenat

        Those of us on fixed income, don’t have an extra hundred bucks, much less a couple hundred extra buck. I get $877. & out of that I pay a trailer payment, lot rent, electric, phone bill, & internet, plus have medicines I have to buy, plus gas for my truck so I can go to doctor appointments, etc.

        • Sadler2010

          Many gun shops are very lenient on layaways, make any regular payments and they may allow you more time to pay it off than they normally allow, just explain your situation to them and make small regular payments.

    • Lonewolf

      Everyone on a fixed income such as you Francie, should be armed, Wish there was a way I and others could help get what you want. Even a 22 caliber pistol loaded with hollow points will do more damage then anything… I’m on a fixed income as well and I know how it feels if you aren’t able to defend yourself….

    • Peatro Giorgio

      I suggest the used firearms department in your local gun shop you may wish to consider a used double barrel 20 gauge shot gun have the barrel shortened to 20 1/2 “” so that it remains legal but easier to manipulate. In your home one blast in the head or chest from a load of # 7 shot from 2- 7 yards away . Will put down the largest of animals on this Continent.

  • charlie

    at least he wont o it again which makes it doubly effective and joyously wonderful. Thats what needs to be done to each and every one of his ilk. Good work moma we are proud of you, and
    to her son , you certainly showed your love and desire to care for your mother, Good Job man,
    the only tragedy here is that someone didnt do it before he got to her house

  • John Gillis

    Thank God this woman did not become a statistic. I hope the left, including Rosie O’Donnell and Co. are incensed, as this contradicts their beliefs that guns are the reason for the increase in crime. Good for this brave woman for taking out this common miscreant! I am happy that she did not become a convenient statistic for Bloomberg and his gun yankers, who would no doubt feel vindicated if she had been the one killed.

    • Lonewolf

      Rosie O’Donnell is just another idiotic buffoon of a fruitcake, thinking that the police will be there fast enough to save their sorry ass…… I have friends who are police officers and they have told me…. If someone breaks into your home, (home invasion), you have no choice to make but to take the proper course of action to protect yourselves and your family….. But too many idiotic buffoons such as Rosie , most likely have guards to watch their sorry fat asses…… Bloom(DUMB)berg is another example of stupidity….. I have to say, that Dumb-berg ans his followers of anti gunners will meet their own fate. Esp if they aren’t armed to protect their sorry idiotic asses

      • SNuss

        As the Milwaukee County Sheriff said: “You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you could fight back. But are you prepared?” he asks. “Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family.”

  • rothgar

    So this is when Breaking and Entering (normally a misdemeanor) becomes a capital offense.

    • Lonewolf

      rothgar, misdemeanor or not, this man made the decision to break into this ladies house… Fearing for her life, she had the rights to open fire and kill the intruder….. He may had other intentions on his mind instead of robbing… May had the intentions to rape this woman and then kill her……

      • rothgar

        Rights does not make right.

        • b4k9zp

          So you would rather deprive the woman of any possible means of defending herself, and judge her for trying to survive what she felt was a life threatening situation the best way she knew how.

          As the author of the article states: “You can be sure some liberals are going to chime in about how it’s a tragedy the man died in the commission of a crime,

          But you better believer [sic] that woman is thankful she owned that gun.

          And you can be sure her children are thankful she had it too.”

          • Gigi

            Rothgar needs to put a sign in front of his house to let the thieves that are ONLY breaking and Entering that they are welcome in his home 24/7 by the entry of their choice. “Surprise me!”

          • rothgar

            You know in most cases if someone is in need, I’d be inclined to give them whatever they need. No need to threaten, just ask. I’m not that greedy and my Lord and Master told me to give to those in need. Having spent a couple days in court as both a prosecution and defensive witness I seen the need that crime represents.

          • b4k9zp

            Yeah, sure you would. No one believes you.

          • David Fitzgibbon

            “I’d be inclined to give them whatever they need. No need to threaten, just ask”
            And you would likely be shot by criminals who don’t want to be identified.

        • SNuss

          Actually rights DO make right.

      • rothgar

        More likely had a desperate need for pawnable stuff or a warm spot. You assume the worst about the dead because it justifies your firearm fueled fear.

        • b4k9zp

          Wrong again, rothgar, for your fear fuels your false claims about those with whom you disagree. You are scared to death because you falsely believe that it is the firearm that forces the person to commit crimes.

          • rothgar

            Wrong again? You magically know what the intruder was after. Having had someone going to the front door to ask for help shot and killed in Ohio in the last few years, I’m not sure that would be any safer than breaking.

            You know for certain that he wasn’t lost, confused and desperately cold? You Who know for certain that $50 for a fix wasn’t all he needed? I know its a crime but when did this become a capital offense?
            I’ve sat in court on several occasions as a witness and every time there has been a stream of lawyers and defendants talking to the judge about drug treatment arrangements/motions.

            BTW: You’ve actually implied that the woman committed a crime.

            I don’t fear being forced to use a gun. I lock my doors and don’t leave expensive shit out. What I treasure no one could or would steal. However, once you have the tool and the situation presents itself, you are more likely to use the tool than resort to other solutions. If I have a spiffy new hammer every problem becomes a nail. If I have a new drill everything I am doing needs a hole.

            For the $500 her son spent on the gun (assuming an MSRP legal sale of a decent gun) he could have replaced her ground level windows (I’ve seen the house in the TV video) with double pane windows that are exponentially more difficult to break, would have lowered her heating bills while keeping her warm and comfy. By getting the windows he would have put a local tradesman to work (perhaps employing the guy who broke in) since it is impossible to globalize local repair services. Instead he got her a gun and now someone is dead.

          • b4k9zp

            When the guy in Ohio tried to break down the door, yes, he was shot, for the resident did not know why he was forcibly attempting to enter the home.

            When a person breaks into a home and the resident defends himself and their familiy, it is not the resident of the home who commits any crime, ignorant one, it is the person breaking and entering the home. That’s why every state has the castle doctrine and should.

            You put a lot of faith in locks. But every thief, and other criminal knows that locks only keep honest people honest. A professional criminal can enter even the most securely locked home, one equipped with burglar alarms, iron batrs on the windows, and supposedly “pick-proof” locks on all the doors and windows, within a minute or less. Even double-paned and triple-paned windows are not that difficult to break through, and the objects used to do so can be used in lethal assaults, robberies, rapes and murders by the perpetrator.

            The person who is now dead committed a crime, and paid the penalty for that crime.

          • David Fitzgibbon

            When I went to high school in Detroit it was recommended to take firearm training in the school shooting range. Seeing how Detroit is now it was well worth while!

    • SNuss

      When they broke into that house, they declared “open season” upon themselves until they no longer posed a threat, by leaving, surrendering, or by being wounded or killed by the homeowner. That is their choice, and their fault, not that of their intended victim.

      • rothgar

        You all have convinced me that I am very, very glad that I don’t live in your scared skins.

        I don’t view using as an act of abject cowardice. I guess it was facing Bike Gang Members including Hell’s Angels, Jackals, Pagans, and Water Rats empty handed while doing security that included keeping them in line that leaves me with this perspective.

        I’d rather die than put my eternal soul in the kind of jeopardy that I feel arises from shooting an intruder. Accordingly, I’ve never considered owning a firearm because I have a German/Dutch/Scots-Irish temper and I would shoot! Instead, I keep my doors locked, my 6 clear, and my guns recreational.

        Neat thing about locks, doors, windows restraints, etc is that they work 24/7/365 whether I am here, awake or ready. Perfect!

        • b4k9zp

          Despite your lies, rothgar, having a gun is not a act of “abject cowardice” but only of being prepared if the worst happens. Those who have guns don’t, despite your blatant, fear filled lies, live in “scared skins”, but are merely aware of the fact that there are bad people running around to whom locks, doors, window restraints, etc., are merely impediments to their slaking their bloodlust on those like you whom they prefer to be disarmed. Your “soul” is not in “jeopardy” if you defend your life, or the life of someone you love when a predator attacks.

          Your hoplophobia is quite evident.

          • rothgar

            You do realize your comments about bad people running around proves my point.

            I don’t own a gun because I don’t need one. I will enjoy shooting the next time I go to the range. I use to be a pretty good shot and considered joining the PSU NROTC Rifle/Pistol Team.

          • b4k9zp

            Whoop te do. No one believes a word you say. If someone were to break into your home with a crow bar in hand you would cower in fear as they beat the living daylights out of you with that crowbar.

          • rothgar

            I can consider having a gun any thing I want to. I happen to see owning a gun for self defense an act of abject cowardice. I’ve lived in neighborhoods that were about as bad as it gets (the armpit of South Philly when the streets of South Philly were the meanest streets around.

            You do realize that you have less than a 6% (1 in 16) chance of having a gun used on you in an assault yet you own a gun because there are people running around slaking their bloodlust at my expense – I don’t think so.

          • b4k9zp

            You consider having a gun anything you want, FOR YOURSELF! But telling others that they have to abide by YOUR RULES shows that you are a want-to-be dictator who has no common sense or compassion for anyone else at any time.

            Your claim that “owning a gun for self-defense is an act of abject cowardice” is a bunch of what most people call toro caca, or BS.

            Since you provide no factual evidence to support your idiotic and totally false claim that “you have less than a 6% chance of having a gun used on you in an assault” your claim is utterly worthless. And as has been pointed out by many people, someone who breaks into your whom and enters it in the middle of the night (or in the daytime) does not have to be armed with a firearm to be a lethal danger to your own life. ANYTHING that person uses to break into your residence, whether it is a rock, a hammer, a screwdriver, a crowbar, a baseball bat, or even their bare hands, fists or feet can be used by that person to assault you, and in all likelihood kill you. Guns are only the most recent form of lethal weapons that have been used by those who are both inclined and determined to commit forcible rape, assault, battery, robbery, or murder of other people .

            You live in a la-la land where people are all “saints”, which statistics and reality prove is not the case 99.95% of the time. You are irrationally afraid of guns because you think, without any evidence in support, that they cause good people to do bad things, or they commit crimes on their own. You also apparently believe, by your idiotic statements, that only guns can harm you.

            No one believes your braggadocio.

        • JD

          Do you really believe the clap trap you spout, or are you just trying to be provocative? You can’t discuss motive with a person who breaks into your home. Do you think they would be truthful? Are you totally delusional? You just don’t break doors and windows to enter another persons home in the middle of the night if you have good intentions. Your blather is just plain idiotic, and if you truly believe it, then I just feel sorry for you. From your statements above you must be a bad ass of the first degree. If I have to face down bike gang members I prefer the company of multiple 30 round mags and good cover, and a radio to call for back up. We’re not all kick ass studs like you. I need an equalizer and obviously you don’t. Great for you, but please don’t preach to me.

          • rothgar

            Your impression of me as a “bad-ass” underscores my comments about fear.
            In all the years I was doing crowd control either solo or as an employee, I NEVER had to Hit or Threaten to hit anyone (except my little Brother one time but he deserved it).

            Because I was not afraid of people, regardless of color, size, shape, dress or whatever I spoke WITH them (no TO THEM like Cops do all too often) and was always able to do what needed doing without violence.

            My Son had an interesting adventure that also frames this conversation for me. He had an intruder of the most unusual sort shortly after moving into his apartment. A guy climbed into his apartment through the patio door (it is over 5 floors off the ground). Now, he is armed and would have been entirely within his rights to shoot this guy. But he is a pacifist who happens to like target shooting and the guy just headed for the futon and crashed. In the morning, the intruder was surprised to find he was in the wrong apartment. He thought he’d climbed into his parents apartment next door.

            Now, if my son was any one of you who’ve responded on this thread that kid would be DEAD.

            THINK ABOUT THAT.

        • Greg Geitner

          BARF!

        • DannaStevens

          Strange-a neighbor home alone w/her 3yr old, just abt. 2 wks ago, had her door KICKED in, in a gated community, w/an alarm-which went off. But according to the officers, the only thing that saved her AND her baby, was the fact she HAD A GUN, locked her baby in the closet, called 911 & faced them w/a gun. She DIDN”T have to shoot them, but I’m sure in closer quarters, or had they come closer to her, she would have! One other precaution you failed to mention is a laser on your gun. That little red dot does act as a deterrent, as my g.son found out (he is a police academy grad, weighs abt. 250) when someone broke the glass out of his storm door & was trying to break the door glass-until they looked down & saw that red dot on their chest AND RAN!

          • rothgar

            Gee you’ve convinced me, I’ll right out to Staples and get a laser point and save the $500

    • b4k9zp

      Breaking and entering is definitely a felony offense in most states, and if the person uses any kind of a tool (crowbar, hammer, screwdriver, rock, club, etc.) to break in, he is potentially a murderer. Lethal force is justified if the homeowner/resident believes his life is endangered by the person breaking into and entering their residence at any time, ignorant one.

      • DannaStevens

        Every family in Sweden is REQUIRED to own a gun (it’s provided by the gov.),& take a gun safety course. Crime is the lowest of any country in the world. By the way “Rothgar” have you by any chance noticed that you seem to be ALL ALONE on this site?? NO ONE agrees w/you. Are you just-maybe, a VERY disagreeable person? Were you ignored by your mother? Jealous of your siblings? Dropped on your head at birth? Try extra folic acid-800 micrograms a day is the answer to all kinds of mental illness. Most of them come from a hereditary gene mutation that prevents the body from metabolizing folic acid at a normal rate. Comes from Irish blood (which I happen to have, along w/85% of the American population). Do try it! Might give you a better outlook on life!

        • rothgar

          So you claim that not being so afraid of the world (and the people in it) is a sign of mental illness because I am in the midst of a bunch of scared gun owners. Oh well, not qualified to argue that point.
          Shame I already take 1600mg Folic Acid.

          Being correct and being in the majority are not necessarily related in any way. For example, Isiah was one against 800 in the trial by fire.

  • Buck O’Fama

    Best example yet of “JUST IN TIME!” (:-)
    Only downside is that someone wasted time and money rushing to the hospital.

  • Lonewolf

    As long as we have so many dishonest people in this world who wants to take away from others who have earned what they own by hard work to have what they have today, is their rights to protect themselves as well as their property….. I have the rights to carry and protect myself and family no matter where I go… Also to protect my property from anyone trying to steal from me…..
    Any anti-gunner that says That the American citizen has no rights to own weapons to protect themselves… Just wonder how many of these idiotic buffoon anti-gunners, own a weapon of their own and are just hiding behind a mask..
    Michael Bloom (DUMB)berg , guarantee he has armed body guards to guard him while he is out and about……. This guy does not need a gun, since he has his small army around him… Dumb-berg probably can’t even shoot a bb gun, Ten to one odds, this asshole has a weapon on him…… I think that every one who lives alone, should be armed and not afraid to use it if anyone breaks into their home… Mossberg 12 gauge pump racking a shell into the chamber will be enough, This lady had her rights to protect herself and glad that there is one more piece of scum off the streets..

  • Gerry Hall

    Right on, all mom’s and grandparents should have the opportunity to own their own guns. Your son got the gun just in time. I am proud of you to protect yourself from anyone that could cause you harm. The liberals that tell you to bar your windows, not a good idea. If you have a fire in your house, how are the firemen going to get in if the fire is close to your doors? Hey, liberals, how are you going to protect you and your family…wait for the police. Well liberals, you don’t like police. If I was a policeman and I knew you didn’t like the police…I’d take my time to get to your house. And besides you know as well as I do, they have so many calls per night, you may be last on the list. Francie26, The police departments are collecting guns from the liberals…why can’t the police give those guns to single moms and grandparents. They can even give those people training using a gun. Better to have people with knowledge of firing, cleaning, proper care and the proper use of a gun. Instead of those weapons being burned up the Police departments should be finding homes for those guns.

    • DannaStevens

      Gerry, they all HAVE guns, & some of them have ARMED BODYGUARDS! My husband has a good name for an organization to provide Grandma’s w/guns—“Pistol packing Grandmas”! Sounds good to me. Give them all a T-shirt w/the logo on it, along w/their CCL!!!

  • Sharon Jeanguenat

    I do too. I’m like Francie, on social security, & live alone. I’d have to have classes on how to use one too. I know which end is the business end, & which end you hold to use it. But, that’s about the extent of it. Most seniors can’t afford to buy guns.

  • Betty

    Every law abiding citizen needs to own one or more guns!

  • David Fitzgibbon

    “Son Buys Mom a Pistol, Doesn’t Even Have to Wait a Week to Use It”
    WHERE IS THAT OLD SONG, “PISTOL PACKING MAMA?

  • Cindy

    I have a friend who just turned 70 and has had at least three attempts to break in espeicailly when the fair is in town. He often sleeps in his recliner during fair week with his pistol beside him and informs would be robber they can have all the bullets in his gun. So far no one has taken him up on his offer.

  • Cindy

    If you are on a fixed income look around and talk to folks I once bought a shotgun (12guage) for $50. because to outside was scratched. The inside was pristine and it shots true. Because a shotgun scatters the projectile it makes a good general defense weapon. If you are not interested in having a gun a airhorn is non lethal but often effective according to some reformed robbers.

  • Peatro Giorgio

    The more dead dirt bags sent to the mortician the better off this nation shall be. Kill them where they stand.