Intruder Shot by Homeowner Was Carrying Toy Gun

Intruder Shot by Homeowner Was Carrying Toy Gun

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    Intruder Shot by Homeowner Was Carrying Toy Gun

    Intruder Shot By Homeowner Was Carrying Toy Gun: Gothamist


    After being woken by loud noises in his Mill Basin, Brooklyn home around 2 a.m. yesterday morning, 62-year-old Larry Goldstein took his .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver to investigate what was happening. He discovered two intruders in his kitchen, and since they appeared to be armed, Goldstein fired, hitting one of the men three times while the other fled. And it turned out the intruders were carrying a toy pistol and toy machine gun.

    I love this part.
    A police official told the Wall Street Journal the toys "were very realistic looking... If someone pointed them at you, you would light them up too."

    Of course his Momma comes to his defense!


    Alexander Maginat, 30, was hit twice in the chest and once in the arm. Maginat, who is at Brookdale Hospital, had eight prior arrests and was charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and possession of burglar's tools. However his mother, a former auxiliary cop, told the Daily News that her son couldn't possibly be a burglar, "My son knows better than that."

    Looks like some people are learning!

    Goldstein's neighbors were relieved: One told the Post, "As a person who's been an opponent of gun ownership, I'm glad he had one now."

    Looks like the Boy survived being shot by a 38 at close range.
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    Too bad these home 'invaders'/robbers will live to rob again.OMOYMV
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    Most of them look real enough, I'd have fed him some lead too. Not to turn this into a caliber debate but, time to rethink .38 and get a .45 ?
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    Considering it's New York, I think he was fortunate to even have a weapon.

    The 38 vs 45 debate isn't really important, as it's the shooter, coupled with their mindset and tactics that are more important that caliber, bullet type, and various other minute details.

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    With all theses criminals turning their life around, I'm surprised there's any crime at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    Considering it's New York, I think he was fortunate to even have a weapon.

    The 38 vs 45 debate isn't really important, as it's the shooter, coupled with their mindset and tactics that are more important that caliber, bullet type, and various other minute details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    Most of them look real enough, I'd have fed him some lead too. Not to turn this into a caliber debate but, time to rethink .38 and get a .45 ?
    Yeah, I caught that too. As it turns out, I was considering to commission another custom .45 carry. The last one I did I sold it like a complete idiot!!! Now I have the grand opportunity to it all over again.
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    Maybe he just needs better ammo. If we are changing from a 38 to a 45 why not add an 18 - 20 inch barrel 12 gauge shotgun. Might as well make one trip to the gunshop instead of two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    Most of them look real enough, I'd have fed him some lead too. Not to turn this into a caliber debate but, time to rethink .38 and get a .45 ?




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    Against.38 or .45, but I was thinking more along the lines of 12 ga., 7-9 rounds, or 9mm with hi-cap mags.(15+)

    That would have maybe gotten both of their attentions alot sooner.
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    Glad this guy had a gun and used it. about the .38--well, have you seen the thread on the Pageant Princess? She used a .38 and the perp died, in the house. Maybe this guy was using RN ammo and the Beauty Queen was using HP's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    Most of them look real enough, I'd have fed him some lead too. Not to turn this into a caliber debate but, time to rethink .38 and get a .45 ?
    I would think you guys would realize by now that caliber really isn't the issue. People have died from every caliber. People have been shot with .45's and lived. He ended the threat and that's all that matters.

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    Caliber really doesn't matter, he could have been using a BB gun for all that matters, the fact is the home owner was armed, and used the weapon in defense of his home against potentially armed and dangerous intruders.

    Basically, he stopped the threat of the home invasion and protected his family from harm. Isn't that what this is all about? I'm glad the homeowner took the initive to do what he did.
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    As far as caliber, if we bought a bigger gun everytime someone walked away after being hit with such and such round we would be carrying anti-aircraft guns. And most likely somewhere someone has walked away after being hit with one of them.
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    I think the good news here is, the home owner's gun wasn't a toy.

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    Yep, perp brought a plastic gun to a gun fight; worst case of attempted suicide i've ever heard of.

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