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This story drives home the old saw about when invited to a gunfight, aleways bring a gun......

From Denver, Colorado, Channel 7 News:
LONE TREE, Colo. -- A 20-year-old man in Lone Tree is recovering from his injuries after he confronted three burglars in his home with a samurai sword and was shot in the leg.

The man is in stable condition at a local hospital. Police have not released his identity, 7NEWS reported.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department said a woman called 911 just after 12:30 a.m. Monday, saying that her boyfriend was jolted awake by a noise inside the home. The woman said when her boyfriend went to investigate the noise, he saw three masked men rifling through the house, grabbing money and other valuables.

When the masked men fled the house through a side door in the garage, the victim then grabbed a sword and went out the front door to confront them, 7NEWS reported. That is when one of the burglars turned around and fired a single shot at the victim, authorities said.

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Swordsman Shot in leg
 

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I Admire His Spunk

He'll have a good story to tell at the local bar next week.
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Peoples' concept of self-defense can be amusing and entertaining. One discussion in particular I recall, I was talking to a friend about the role of a gun(s) to defend his home.

He didn't have a gun and claimed he didn't need one so I asked what he would do if he was awakened in the middle of the night and discovered two men in his house. He said that he'd probably grab a golf club. When I asked how much he practiced self-defense with his golf club, it got really quite and then he changed the subject.
 

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While a sword is a formidable weapon, it wouldn't be my first choice for home defense. I'm not properly trained with one, and I would be limited in narrow hallways and in other crowded areas.

It reminds me of the movie Twilight Samurai where the hero prefers to use his short sword, which offends the renegade samurai he is sent to kill. They begin a swordfight indoors, and the renegade is about to deliver a final blow, but gets his katana stuck in the ceiling. The hero cuts him down.

And of course, there's limited range against opponents who may have something better. :frown:
 

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It's all about distance - bullets have an edge! :wink:
 

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It's all about distance - bullets have an edge! :wink:
Speed counts to. :smile:
 

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...bullets have an edge! :wink:
Bullets have an edge? :tongue: Bullets have an edge? :smile: Bullets have an edge? :biggrin: Bullets have an edge? :rofl:

Good one!
 

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Visualize this----your in Betty's house in the middle of the night, robbing it. You have your arms full of goodies. The lighting is fairly dim. All of a sudden you hear(from very close by) a high pitched yell/scream,(you know the kind that shatter's glass),Betty comes out of nowhere with a white rag tied around her forhead, and she's got her MACE held above her head. You briefly think,WTF,could this really be? Am I dreamin' ? Gotta get outta here! Not sure if I messed myself but primary concern it to put as much distance between myself and this little women with the HUGE club that is obviously intent in doing me all the harm that she can.Anyway,dropped my gun when heard the blood curdleing yell/scream so better try to make my way back to the street and the safety of my own hood. Looking over my right shoulder,holy crap,the little girl with the big,nasty looking club is right behind me. As I near the street I see my final challenge,to hurdle over that fire plug. Yeooowwww !!! didn't jump quite high enough.So do I go back to retrieve what I left hanging on the fire plug and have to face the little lady with the big club or just keep runnin'. Frig it,I'm outta here !!---------
 

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I gotta smile on that one RSSZ, but I believe your backside would have been full of holes by now, large .38's I would say. :smile:
 

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I gotta smile on that one RSSZ, but I believe your backside would have been full of holes by now, large .38's I would say. :smile:
Bah for home security it's hard to beat a pistol grip short barrel 12g. Not much will make you reassess a situation like 3ft of fire and the deafening boom of a 12g going off indoors.
 

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Well i am glad he wasn't killed,just wounded and he may want to rethink his choice of home defense weapons.I do like his commitment to defend himself.
We have had a similiar incident happen here in my town this past summer,were a Sheriff deputy[that right] while a sleep in his home was broken into [dumb crook] and upon investigating what the noise was in his livinroom,found a intruder[the dumb crook] and proceeded to wrestle with this assilant and forced him out the door and into the yard.The officer won the wrestling match and flag down a passing motorist and told them to call the police,which they did and this genius of a burgular was arrested
Note: the deputy never thought about getting his service pistol and a light to check out what was in his house. Could he have been shot...very,very easily. It was just chance that this intruder was unarmed,that is all.So when you think about it I don't know which one of these was the dumber. :smile:
 

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Visualize this----your in Betty's house in the middle of the night, robbing it...All of a sudden....Betty comes out of nowhere...Frig it,I'm outta here !!---------
Now surely this must be made into a movie! :biggrin:
 

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If you don't have a firearm, why would you chase armed intruders outside?? Should have just called 911 and waited in a locked room with his lady. :starwars:
 

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I just keep envisioning the scene from Indian Jones (can't recall which one, think it was the first) where he comes face-to-face with the baddest swordsman in town. The swordsman flashes his large fancy sword and swings it around a few times at which point Indiana nonchalantly pulls a pistol and shoots him. Unlike Star Wars, real swords don't block bullets.
 

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I can only imagine what my real burglars thought of my place as they were rummaging through it...

Hey, here's a whole can full of small brown packages. Must be dope.... wha? ammo? (bulk 7.62x54R)...more packages...more ammo?!.....Over here's a big cooler, must be good stuff in here...WTF? Is it WWIII? And what's this camo netting for?...Bob, I thought you said some little girl lived here?... Oh, yeah, here's the motherload (my gun safe)! Grab the butter knife, Bob, we're gonna hit the jackpot!.... (an hour later)....let's use this bayonet for a prybar....(half hour later)..this dumbbell should knock the knobs off - that'll do the trick!... (sweat pours down faces and they give up)....screw that. Grab her watch and let's go! :rolleyes:

After coming come and seeing my place looking like a tossed salad, I moved and invested in a decent alarm system. (The 12 gauge alarm system only works if you're at home to activate it. :grumpy: )
 

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Unfortunately this guy won't rethink his choice of defensive weapon. Instead, he'll become an anti-gunner, or in this case, more of an anti-gunner, since I think he probably already was one since he didn't own a gun. Instead of saying "I wasn't prepared, and now I'm going to go out and purchase the proper weapon to defned myself with.", he'll say "If we had more gun control, this wouldn't have happened. Guns are evil, that's why I don't own one."
 

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Peoples' concept of self-defense can be amusing and entertaining. One discussion in particular I recall, I was talking to a friend about the role of a gun(s) to defend his home.

He didn't have a gun and claimed he didn't need one so I asked what he would do if he was awakened in the middle of the night and discovered two men in his house. He said that he'd probably grab a golf club. When I asked how much he practiced self-defense with his golf club, it got really quite and then he changed the subject.
I had a similar discussion with a female co-worker the other night. She told me that her father, a retired NY Transit cop was giving her an old 9mm.

She said that she wanted the gun for home protection, but would probably keep it locked up (she doesn't have any kids).

She told me that her and her husband were "bat people" they keep baseball bats for protection.

My question to her was; "Don't you think if you're close enough to hit him with a bat, he's close enough to you to stab you in the chest?"

She was pretty quiet after that
 
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