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A firearm deters a burglar

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by dogstar, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. dogstar

    dogstar Oregon Member

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    At 5:45 A.M. today, I woke up to my wife screaming some A@$hole is trying to break-in to our house. She heard a nose coming from the far door, that we do not use. She approached the door and heard a slam, and heard the door handle trying to be turned rapidly. She looked out the window to see a 6' tall Mexican man trying to break-in. He was none-responsive to question of who he was, and what he was doing. I grabbed the nearest firearm to me, which is my carry, Kahr MK9, and preceded out another door to confront the assalint head on. I positioned myself within the 21 foot circle of lethal force. My wife grabbed her Lady Smith 357 w/ Crimson Trace, stood at a 90 degree angle to me (she was in the house pointing through the window). I told the guy to put his hands on his head and marched him to the property line. I called the police (took them 25 minutes to respond). I am outside of the city limits, so I had to wait for an off-duty Sheriff (our rural county has no Sheriff between 2:30am-7:00am). He was taken into custody and charged with Attempted Burglary 1, which is a Felony. He has been taken to the county jail.

    This is exactly why every able bodied legal citizen should exercise their 2nd Amendment right! If I did not own a firearm, and I just called 911 to wait for the Sheriff the Criminal would have had plenty of time to rape the children and the women, then kill them, and be on his merry way before an Officer would have responded.

    So keep your families safe, and your firearms loaded.
     
  2. Atroxus

    Atroxus Marysville, WA Member

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    Good job protecting the family. :thumbup: You should send this to some news sources and see if you can get any to air it or put it in print. No such thing as too much good publicity for gun ownership. Oh and submit it to American Rifleman for their armed citizen section. :)
     
  3. bardahl

    bardahl SW Wa. Member

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    Nice! Very Nice! and you are exactly right on about senerio playing out differently had you not owned firearms. the 90 degree part is something we need to discuss with our family members as well, that was great thinking.:thumbup:
     
  4. fijekladias

    fijekladias Southern Oregon Member

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    So I'm curious if you had to el persuado him'o verballyo, or if being on the business end naturally made him comply with hand gestures doing the communicating. Of course I suppose he could have spoken English as well.
     
  5. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Comprende senor Kahr?
     
  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Well done.

    You deserve dessert with your dinner tonight.
     
  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    These are the stories that need to be posted all over the news.
    A family usng firearms in the correct way to help deter/ stop crime in it's tracks.
    Thank You very much for being a responsible gun owner. Not just shooting from the hip killing a dirtbag, even though that's what we would all want to do in that situation out of fear and anger for your family.
     
  8. 56kninja

    56kninja Portland Member

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    Just dinner? I figure he should have it at every meal and somewhere between.

    Though, good job for the OP. I only hope I could react as quickly as he could if someone tried to kick in the door.

    But TBH, I wouldn't talk about this until the guy was convicted. Not that you did a bad thing, but if the guy has a decent defense lawyer, he will try to use a post like this against you. Lawyers are snakes in suits.
     
  9. crosse

    crosse Bellevue Active Member

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    i wish i had an "Annie get your gun" kind of gf/wife. Tag team!
     
  10. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    my ol' lady would have shot him and dragged him to the basement and piled him up with the others.
     
  11. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    once you reached the property line, or even before that, what if the guy decided to just run away. A shooting would not have been justified. But petty burgalurs are not usually known for smarts. And true, were he to run, and you shot and killed, he's dead - right or wrong - and you have a body to explain outside of your house.

    Don't get me wrong - good story and all that - I just like to think through these type scenarios should I ever encounter it.
     
  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I would have waited until he entered and given him 12 00 pellets in the face

    Would have saved the taxpayers money, and maybe saved someone's life in the future

    Glad you're OK, though
     
  13. duginsky

    duginsky Tualatin Active Member

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    why the property line?
     
  14. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    The burglar was propably think about what the OP could do to him in this situation. He doesn't have on his mind that the homeowner won't shoot due to consequences, rather he's thinking about what he would do if he were on the other end of the gun.
     
  15. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    You should call Northwest Newschannel 8.

    It would be cool to see this reported on the news.
     
  16. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    "And coming up next a guy on the internet claims to have thwarted a would-be six foot tall Mexican robber by going outside armed."

    I don't think they'd run it. ;)
     
  17. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    the sheriff came, sure there's a report to validate that it happened. Would make a good news story. But somehow, methinks local channels here would find a way to spin it against the OP. Yeah - he's a racist. And a gun nut. And a right wing talk radio listener. The poor tall mexican needed to feed his family. Mean mean OP. :paranoid:
     
  18. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I gotta admit, the 'six foot tall Mexican' part had me wondering for a second...there can't be too many of those running around :winkkiss:.

    Good job on your safe, effective resolution of the situation :thumbup:.

    Keith
     
  19. Ballistic308

    Ballistic308 Oregon Member

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    Or maybe a Cuban.....just sayin'
     
  20. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Smoking Cubans is illegal.........

    Just sayin'