So why on earth would you need a gun with more than a three-shot capacity?

Because sometimes, even six is not enough.

The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar.

But the man eventually found the family.

“The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver,” Chapman told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.

The woman then shot him five times, but he survived, Chapman said. He said the woman ran out of bullets but threatened to shoot the intruder if he moved.

“She’s standing over him, and she realizes she’s fired all six rounds. And the guy’s telling her to quit shooting,” Chapman said.

The woman ran to a neighbor’s home with her children. The intruder attempted to flee in his car but crashed into a wooded area and collapsed in a nearby driveway, Chapman said.

Good thing there weren’t two intruders, good thing, in her panic and adrenaline-fueled shooting, the mother didn’t miss the first few times. But then, as Mayor Bloomberg said, “if you haven’t killed him with the first three shots, he deserves to get away”.

Unrelated, but same topic, inmates using Journal News interactive map of gun owners residences to threaten guards. This “transparency” is what Connecticut politician Stephen Dargan wants to bring here.


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17 responses to “So why on earth would you need a gun with more than a three-shot capacity?

  1. Peg

    I had a “conversation” with a dear friend of mine this week about Newtown and guns. I put “conversation” in quotes because it literally consisted of about 3 sentences from me – and a 15 minute hysterical rant about “getting rid of guns except for hunting” from my friend.

    I realized that comments about having a Second Amendment, about hundreds of thousands of guns illegal guns being on the scene – not to mention stats about MORE safety when guns are legally owned rather than less could not possibly make it through to my friend’s consciousness.

    As I’ve mentioned here before – I am no gun fan. Nevertheless, I’m able to look at hard data and do logic. If only more of our friends on the left could do the same…….

    • Libertarian Advocate

      If only more of our friends on the left could do the same…….

      You make a false assumption that they are in fact your friends AND that they are responsive to logic. All recent electoral data points to the conclusion that leftists respond principally to emotional triggers.

      • Peg

        This particular person is a dear friend of mine. On a number of issues, she is much more to the left than I am. I could go into the details why – but – no need to bore anyone.

        I categorically reject the notion that people must hold the majority of viewpoints that we ourselves do to be our friends. If we have that sort of standard, ultimately there will be very few people out there who are friends. If we want to have others in our circle, then ultimately we have to accept them as they are – warts and everything. Like I said; my opinion.

        • Peg

          But THAT being said – I totally agree about the emotional part. It does seem that lefties react far more to emotion than to rationality.

        • AJ

          Peg you need to get your friend to watch the Alex Jones show until she becomes deprogrammed, i.e., there’s no difference between the left and the right, and it’s simply a matter of divide and conquer.

          Here’s yesterday’s show:

  2. Tom

    I am no conspiracy theorist, nor am I overly concerned that big brother is coming for me, but the older I get, the more I buy into the notion that “we the people” should not allow our government to impose additional restrictions on gun ownership.

    As Thomas Jefferson said, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

    There are plenty of politicians who rarely act in the best interest of “we the people.” As the previous commenter noted, these public servants, who purport to represent our interests, can not point to a single piece of gun legislation that has made a community any safer and they ignore the fact that these laws often do just the opposite. None of these truths matter when you’re a misguided ideologue. God forbid that they one day have a monopoly on the weapons in this country.

  3. Demmerkrat Patriot

    I was trained by NRA certified instructors in the use of rifles and pistols. I was taught that when you shoot, you shoot to kill. One intruder, five shots, and he got up? Better get back to the range and practice more.

    That’s what scares me most about the proliferation of guns in this country. Not the guns, but the owners who do not take responsibility for their use. And we cannot legislate responsibility, morality, or intelligence.

    • Give her a break – she’s a mother defending her two children, it’s 1 in the morning and there’s a guy in her house who’s just busted through her door with a crowbar. Those are tough shooting circumstances. Remember that Times Square incident last year where nine passerbys were wounded when cops fired to bring down an armed madman? All nine turned out to have been wounded by the cops.
      From everything I’ve read, and I pray I’ll never have personal experience to supplement that book learning, the difference between controlled shooting at paper targets in a range and firing at an assailant who’s coming after you is vast. I think she did well to put six shots into him – if they didn’t kill him, she probably needs a bigger gun, not more target lessons.

      • AJ

        I don’t think Demmerkrat Patriot is upset that the women was such a lousy shot that she wasn’t able to kill him even though she emptied her gun but that people with guns are trained to kill. I think Demmerkrat would have preferred that she had shot the pistol out of the intruder’s hand just like on TV.

  4. Demm: I can only imagine that fear took over her ability to aim to kill. We don’t know that she wasn’t a bulls-eye shooter at the range, but the range and real-life with an intruder, with your kids to protect…..two different kettle of fish….just saying….

    • Babylon Sister

      David Grossman asserts in a presentation he gave to law enforcement a few years back that high levels of stress interfere with people’s motorskills so much that many struggle just to correctly dial the numbers 9-1-1 on their phone under duress.

      And just because you hit somebody accurately with a bullet a few times doesn’t guarantee you’re going to stop them. Take the story behind the US military’s upgrade to the M1911 for instance: “American units fighting Moro guerrillas during the Philippine-American War using the then-standard Colt M1892 revolver, found it to be unsuitable for the rigors of jungle warfare, particularly in terms of stopping power, as the Moros had very high battle morale and frequently used drugs to inhibit the sensation of pain”. Those damned drugged-out goal-driven lunatics are tough to take down!

      I’m with EOS… paper target vs. real-life attacker is like comparing whiffle balls to footballs.

  5. GPD Folk

    I thought she did pretty well….I’d give her an A…..she stopped the bad guy from hurting her or her family……that’s the goal of combat shooting…stop the threat.

    • AJ

      Let’s not forget the Petit family in Cheshire. When someone breaks into a home that is occupied, it’s safe to assume they intend to kill the occupants; and in many cases, not before having their idea of fun.

  6. Mark B.

    Bloomberg types would have you fire once, retreat fifty feet, turn around and see if the assailant reacted or not, assess you’re next move, etc.
    I like old Massad Ayoob’s prescription – “shoot your assailant and keep shooting him until he is no longer a threat”. Bring extra mags.

    • AJ

      Bloomie, the great anti-foodie, doesn’t want anybody eatin’ nothin’, but has an NBA player trip over him while he’s being served food at the game.
      Anybody who listens to that guy will end up being a victim statistic that serves his agenda.

  7. Demmerkrat Patriot

    I did not mean to disparage the heroine of the article … in fact I have great respect for her skill under fire. I only question whether CF’s comment suggesting more ammo or a larger weapon would have made any difference.

    I see too many gun owners who buy a weapon for personal protection only to utterly fail when it comes time to use it for that purpose.