Good but sad: Women defends against knife weilding home invader.

Good but sad: Women defends against knife weilding home invader.

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    Good but sad: Women defends against knife weilding home invader.

    This women did pretty much everything right. She had her gun, S&W a 5 shot .32 revolver, in her hand when she answered the door at 12:30 a.m. The threat claimed he needed assistance and forced his way in. He had a knife. She apparently fired 5 shots, hit him with three of them. His accomplice, since arrested, dragged him about 30' then fled. From the information presented in the article it looks like clear cut home defense. The Sherriff appeared to think that as well.

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    http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/...armed-intruder

    I admire her for having the courage and the preparation to be able to do what she had to do to defend herself and her niece. The biggest crime, the real tragedy in my mind, is that home invader inflicting the burden of taking a life on that woman. I hope she is able to get some help learning to live with it. From the interview comments in the article, the community will be supportive. That's huge.

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    That good that she came out on top. Also glad to hear that she has a supportive community. You don't always see that....

    Go team!


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    Good for her! Forcing your way into someone's house is hazardous to your health (with those who believe AND practice defensive carry)!
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    I'm glad she and her family came out of it safe. I hope she doesn't suffer mentally over it.
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    You do what you have to do to survive.....................IMO.

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    Glad it worked out. We have a great opportunity for another caliber and capacity debate here, were we given to such discussions.
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    Good ending to a bad story. Very happy she has the support of her community.
    "Don't shout for help at night, you may wake your neighbors"

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    I'm really glad she is safe but I think the lesson here is one we enforce in my house. Don't open the door for strangers, especially late at night.

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    Glad she's OK I'd say she proved the first rule firearms defense having a gun is more important than caliber or capacity.
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    Another criminal rehabilitated. A community is safer. No cost to tax payers.
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    Impossible. No way a .32 could defend her. I've been told repeatedly that my .380 is "not enuf' gun" to do the job, so her .32 is certainly unable to do the job.
    Also, impossible since she wasn't "trained up" for it. No tactical stuff, no shoulder rolls into the living room, no neat "gear".

    I guess it's a good thing she didn't know this stuff or she would have been killed. Poor thing, she only knew enough to buy a gun, and shoot 3 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigOrange View Post
    I'm really glad she is safe but I think the lesson here is one we enforce in my house. Don't open the door for strangers, especially late at night.
    Agreed. If a stranger knocks on my door at that time of the morning I'm calling 911 and hoping he doesn't try to force his way in. I've got something for him if he does.

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    Best quote, IMO, from the article:

    “Sounds like to me she did everything right,” said Willie Harris of Booth. ... “I think we need to pitch in and buy her another box of bullets.”
    Don't you just love it when neighbors support you?
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    Good for her! She did right. I hope the community really steps up support for her.

    Tragic that she has to live with it, but wonderful that she gets to LIVE with it.
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
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    Imagine that, dead at the scene and from a 32. more proof that shot placement is more important than caliber. That Wille Harris is an ok guy.

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