Good: Paraplegic shot, killed armed intruder

Good: Paraplegic shot, killed armed intruder

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    Good: Paraplegic shot, killed armed intruder

    How would you like to be awakened like this? I'm not sure I'd be able to respond as well as this guy did. It's making me rethink where to keep my gun at night--maybe on my nightstand in plain view isn't the best place.

    John Mutter said the intruder who prodded him awake with a poke to the head with one of his own shotguns was interested in finding more guns.
    Police ID intruder fatally shot by homeowner
    Mutter was ready with a .357 at his side and quick thinking about putting it into action. The unfortunate part is the intruder came in through an unlocked door. He might have avoided this had he kept his doors locked, especially during the night while asleep. Anyway, I'm glad he was able to defend himself. Chalk one up for successful self-defense.


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    Good for him, really smart on his part, especially for having just woke up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post



    The unfortunate part is the intruder came in through an unlocked door. He might have avoided this had he kept his doors locked, especially during the night while asleep.
    this....I make sure all the locks in the house are locked before bed and then my wife double checks before we go upstairs. Then we both make sure the bedroom doors are locked. Unfortunately it just seems like the homeowner dozed off while watching television or something. Gotta make sure the doors are locked even while you are awake though. Dont need any unneeded entrances into my home.

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    He needs to invest in a dog or 3. Glad he's ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mprp View Post
    He needs to invest in a dog or 3. Glad he's ok.
    Excellent point. And I like your avatar pic of the dog reading. I can't quite make out the book title--what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    Excellent point. And I like your avatar pic of the dog reading. I can't quite make out the book title--what is it?
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    Good ending to a bad situation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    It's making me rethink where to keep my gun at night--maybe on my nightstand in plain view isn't the best place.
    I keep mine in arm's reach on my desk which is right next to the bed. However, I do cover it as I had already thought about what if someone broke in and came in to the room before I woke up.
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    Wolters wrote the best series ever on dog training. Monks, whisperers, whatever... nothing compares to Wolters' old-school methods, at least with Labs.

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