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Tacoma, WA - man shoots burglar in face with a shotgun

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ATCclears, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. 509

    509 richland, wa New Member

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    good for him. the burglar won't be doing that agian.
     
  3. rumblebee1967

    rumblebee1967 Bellingham Active Member

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    Finally a real in your face answer to a crime in progress.
     
  4. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    The burglar just found someone from the shoot a burglar program.
     
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  5. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    He could have saved us taxpayers a small fortune in medical bills and court costs for the perp by using buckshot instead of birdshot. Just sayin'............
     
  6. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Now the home owner has to wait for the civil suit to learn how much he owes the perp for the disfiguring and loss of sight.

    Should have used 00 buck.
     
  7. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm. He must have shot from a ways back. Even birdshot would decimate someone close up.

    I hope they hold the homeowner faultless.
     
  8. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    "should have used 00 buck" or better yet slugs
     
  9. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    He probably used bird shot because he didn't want kill an intruder. His mercy will be punished by the legal system that protects criminals and punishes the lawful.
     
  10. doubletapJim

    doubletapJim Hillsboro, OR Member

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    That is why the suspect hasn't been arrested yet, so the taxpayers aren't stuck with the medical bills. But I agree that buck shoot would have a better choice.
     
  11. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    at 20 ft a birdshot load will only spread about 6" out of a short barrel. if it was a target load say 7/8 once of #8 you still talking devistating impact. I'm very amazed the guy is alive.
     
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  12. Tbucket

    Tbucket Olympia,Wash. Active Member

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    The problem I see is that he shot him as he was climbing through the window, was he in fear of his life? It sucks that you should wait till he climbs in and pulls a gun or knife on you before you should shoot him!
     
  13. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    anyone breaks into my house, yes, I am in fear for my life. If someone breaks into a house when the homeowner/resident is home, the homeowner/resident should assume that the intruder will use force to achieve his end desires.
     
  14. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Agreed! If someone breaks in while I am there, all bets are off.
     
  15. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    Is this what happened to Norv Turner's face?
     
  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That poor man! The home owner not the burgler!
     
  17. KONE KILLER

    KONE KILLER WASHOUGAL, WA Active Member

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    2ND the vote on slugs...
     
  18. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I only have one window on the ground level that opens and directly above it I have a stair landing with a table. On the table, I have a cannon ball. Twelve feet difference in elevation between cannon ball and window. Acceleration, 32 feet per second per second. Hmm...I'm not planning on firing a shot if someone climbs in through my window.
     
  19. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    This should be a lesson to all of us. Even close up bird shot won't penetrate much or break bones.
     
  20. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    +1

    The second to the last thing I ever want to do is shoot/kill someone, but it is a far second from being attacked, knifed, or shot myself. I used to put bird shot in my HD shotgun. I even considered bean bag rounds, but no more.

    00 Buck, or a 00/slug hybrid now.

    I just hope it never comes to that, ever. Actually my preferred inside-home defense is a pistol (someday suppressed) because the noise/blast from a shotgun inside would destroy what is left of my hearing. Anyone with tinnitus understands.
     
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