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    Good: Armed woman defends herself and her toddler.

    There was a little blurb a few days ago, but not enough information to comment. I know what you all are thinking, but while lawsuits are a serious concern, prosecution for self defense in your own home is extremely unlikely.

    Burglar flees after resident fires shot

    Wednesday, December 31, 2008

    Sheriff’s deputies were looking Tuesday for a burglar who was shot at by an armed homeowner in the 13000 block of Telegraph Road, authorities said.

    The homeowner was alerted by a barking, growling family dog about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Department reported. The homeowner, armed with a handgun, walked down her hallway and found a man who had apparently forced his way into the house, deputies said.

    Deputies said the burglar “brazenly and antagonistically challenged the homeowner.”

    “Threatened by the aggressive behavior and fearing for her life,” the homeowner “fired in self-defense at the confrontational suspect,” the sheriff’s report said.

    The burglar fled without taking any property. Authorities did not know Tuesday if the man was injured.

    The intruder was last seen running through an orchard with a male accomplice toward nearby Todd Road Jail, sheriff’s Capt. Patti Salas said.

    Neither the owner nor a toddler at home was injured.

    Authorities used dogs, helicopters, heat-seeking detectors and 15 deputies to look for the two men but were unsuccessful. Deputies suspected the pair fled in a vehicle.

    Anyone with information on the burglary should contact the Sheriff’s Department at 524-2233.
    http://www.venturacountystar.com/new...nt-fires-shot/
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    Homeowner with handgun saves self and toddler.-GOOD
    Intruder escapes.-BAD
    Burglar was shot, not known if injured.-How does that work exactly?????
    While people are saying "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, ... and they will not escape. 1Th 5:3

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    ...fired in self-defense at the confrontational suspect...
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    good for her , wish she could have got a head shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socal2310 View Post
    There was a little blurb a few days ago, but not enough information to comment. I know what you all are thinking, but while lawsuits are a serious concern, prosecution for self defense in your own home is extremely unlikely.
    From the spare details in the news report, I don't see any cause for a lawsuit. Or even a gun use charge of some kind.

    Good on the woman for defending herself and her child. This appears to be a fine example of proper SD with a pistol.

    More women need to think seriously about SD and SD with a firearm. They have little chance of overpowering a male attacker without an "equalizer."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAT40 View Post
    Homeowner with handgun saves self and toddler.-GOOD
    Intruder escapes.-BAD
    Burglar was shot, not known if injured.-How does that work exactly?????
    Sheriff’s deputies were looking Tuesday for a burglar who was shot at by an armed homeowner in the 13000 block of Telegraph Road, authorities said.
    Evidently her aim was off and didn't hit the scumbag.
    She may need some range time to improve her skills, but at least she has the right idea!
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    I'm bad, missed the "at" part of the sentence, up late last night.
    While people are saying "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, ... and they will not escape. 1Th 5:3

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    I made the comments about lawsuits and prosecution because there seem to be some people on these boards who think that California is a particularly bad place to be in a self defense shooting. That's not really the case apart from the Gay Area and Los Angeles.

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