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Atlanta mom shoots intruder in the face 5 times

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by deen_ad, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    An Atlanta mom took matters into her own hands on Friday when confronting an intruder. The unidentified woman hid with her 9-year-old twins in a crawlspace as a man broke into her house and began rummaging through it. The alleged burglar, Paul Ali Slater, eventually found the family’s hiding space, but not before finding himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver. The woman fired six shots, five of which hit Slater in the face and neck, but he managed to flee after the family ran to a neighbor’s house. Slater is expected to survive. This story, shared thousands of times from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website, has incited some pro-gun tweeps to voice their delight; @Jennecar writes of the story, “why we need guns in our homes!” And @kjclt1 writes, “bet this Atlanta area mother of 2 is glad she had her gun.” [Source]

    Atlanta mom shoots intruder in the face 5 times
     
  2. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup:

    Kinda makes me wonder about the effectiveness of .38, though...

    Keith
     
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  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Good point: five in the face and he lived!! Wonder what five .45 HP +P's would have done? Yes, I carry a .45 with that load. How about a Taurus Judge with five of the defensive .410's?
     
  4. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

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    doesn't make me wonder one bit about the effectiveness of a .38

    makes me wonder about her aim.

    to the point, though; bravo. she protected her children and herself. god forbid there should be a next time, but if so i hope she only needs one and the job is done.
     
  5. chariot13

    chariot13 Near Eugene/Springfield Well-Known Member

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    I guess he 'faced' the consequences & lived to tell about it. Lucky him, cheeseburger face
     
  6. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    SWISS CHEESE!!
     
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  7. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Yup, his face looks like a closeup of the lunar surface!

    But damn, what does it take to stop some people?
     
  8. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Center mass is more effective.
     
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  9. novamind

    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    I have shot a .38 special, This is the luckyist man alive or I believe the pistol was loaded with Birdshot pistol rounds. Anyways Good Job Lady.
     
  10. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Did you guys see the first sentence of this story before MSN changed it?

    "An Atlanta mom took matters into her own trigger-happy hands on Friday when confronting an intruder"


    They got blasted in the comments section, prompting the edit.
     
  11. Slowpoke

    Slowpoke Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm trying to imagine the scenario.

    How quickly were those shots fired?

    Did the perp stick around and wait for all those shots before he fled?

    Were some of those neck shots from behind?

    My imagination is running wild.
     
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  12. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    The perp is in the hospital, getting surgery on the taxpayers dime. Too bad she didnt have a .357 instead....
     
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  13. rdt

    rdt SW Portland Active Member

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    Her aim? She put five in his face. Her aim is fine. She protected herself, her kids, and her property. She did everything right.

    The guy is just freaky lucky or something. Theres all kinds of stories of people surviving many many many gunshots, even in the head. Theres even one out there about a 22 somehow surfing its way over the inside surface of the skull completely missing the brain. Of course i doubt a 45 or 12 gauge would do any skull surfing.

    But what is it we always tell new gun owners? oh yeah. "Get a gun that feels good in your hands, you enjoy shooting, and is in the biggest caliber you feel comfortable with." So maybe thats exactly what she had in her hand. Or maybe she listened to hollywood and figured woman + gun = 38 snubby! and thats what she had in her hand. Who knows. And why does it matter? She did good and I hope she gets all the support she needs to stave off any PTSD and be a strong mom and raise her kids to value and respect guns.
     
  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    No, she did NOT put five in his face. The perp had punctured lungs, and a perforated liver. She fired until she was empty, so either it was a five-shot revolver, or one round went wild if it was a six-gun. In either case capping five rounds into a perp coming at you while scared bubblegumeless isn't anything to be embarrassed about.

    Too bad she didn't have a 15-17 round semi-auto... The perp's liver may have been upgraded from "perforated" to "pate".... Just sayin' ;)
     
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    360shooter Portland Member

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    I bet she gets sued by the intruder for infliction of emotional distress, disfigurement etc.
     
  16. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunate but true. I knew a police officer who was chasing a criminal in a stolen car. Said criminal took a freeway exit and in the process lost control of he car becoming a paraplegic. He sued the police, and won. The guy I know was "let go" due to this incident.
     
  17. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    I was supprised to find this on yahoo. Can't stand yahoo, need to change email.
     
  18. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Good job, Mama! I'm surprised the guy is still alive.