Skip to comments.WI: Bats Fail: 70-Year-Old Uses Revolver to stop Pit Bull Attack
Posted on 07/24/2014 4:30:50 AM PDT by marktwain
Dennis Williams, above, did not hesitate to intervene to save a man being attacked by three pit bulls. The event was reported on July 21, 2014, in Washington County, Wisconsin.
"I will never forget seeing that attack, or hearing the screams," Williams says. "It was one of the worst things I've ever witnessed. The dogs were on top of the man and his dog. They were not going to stop. I first tried hitting the Pit Bulls with a baseball bat, but they wouldn't relent. There was blood all over the ground."
The revolver used to stop the attack appears to be an Iver Johnson .22. Perhaps an alert reader can make a more positive identification. Guns are common in Wisconsin.
I had a run in with one of these foul beasts and whacking it in the head with a shovel was NOT enough...
Took several shots from a 1911 ...boom boom boom boom ...nice doggie.
The order needs to go out, all Pitts to be destroyed, a felony to harbor one. What’s next? Lions as pets?
In before the pit bull apologists.
Washington County man saves neighbor from pit bull attack with baseball bats and gun.
Seems like the hard part would be shooting the dog without hitting the victim too.
A Pitt Bull just saved the life of a deaf boy and was known as a gentle house pet. Dogs are generally what you make of them, but beware when they run loose in packs. Same goes for humans.
even a shovel not enough? wow
I’m a little surprised a .22 stopped a pit bull in full rage.
Yet it can be done - A good 15 years ago, a little girl was being mauled by a pit bull somwhere in SW Atlanta (I forget exactly where, but a black neighborhood) and a neighbor went into his house and got a .357 shot and killed the dog. The dog owner - a woman - who had been previously watching her dog tear into the child without doing anything ran and attacked the guy who shot the dog screaming "Don't hurt my dog." So he shot her too. She was not fatally injured, and ended up seving a six month jail sentence for assault on the guy who shot her dog. More proof (as if any more were needed) that pit bull owners can be totally irrational about their pets.
Shot placement is king.
The Chihuahua is Notorious for attacking humans,like swarms of killer Bees.
I grabbed a .357 (never shot anything besides targets before). Not wanting to possibly blast the other dog ( a smallish Beagle type mutt), I put three rounds into the dog about midway down the back.
The dog, (I'll never forget the look on it's face), dropped the Beagle and was looking around like what the hell just happened, but it was still mobile.
Another neighbor, a off duty cop, then vetillated the dog's ribcage with 7 9mm rounds. The dog then expired.
Three .357 rounds and the dog was still mobile. Keep that in mind. Shot placement is crucial. Since he had the other dog pinned , that ruled out the forward part of the dog, that why I chose from the top, back portion. The ribcage was too risky imho opinion at first, once he dropped the Beagle, the other neighbor had a free unobstructed target.
Like pit bulls or not they are the favored dog of drug dealers and are most popular in black areas.
I notice that the man attacked had his dog with him. Pitts are notorious for attacking other dogs.
As you say, when dogs are on the loose, and there is more than one of them, pack mentality takes over.
I agree ... gun vs club.
“Jeepers! He didn’t use a Glock??!!??”
Nope!Old school revolvers still rule.
If you want to execute the owners of mean dogs, I’m fine. But all pit bulls I have ever met just wanted to be friends. You more in danger of being knocked down and licked to death than being bitten.
Im a little surprised a .22 stopped a pit bull in full rage.
Applying the bullet in the right place, it will work very nicely. We used to butcher our own beef and my dad would put one .22 between the eyes of a 1000# animal dropping it in its tracks.
Yep, I completely agree with you on dogs, any dog when running with a pack. When we had an Oklahoma ranch still in the family, the primary predators were wild dogs running in packs. If we saw I any dog running loose much less a pack then out came the 30-30 from the pickup rack.
Our best ranch dog was a standard collie, St. Bernard mix. Very protective of the cattle and completely docile otherwise. The barn cats were basically wild but he and the cats would curl up together to sleep.
Pill Bulls can be very gently and good dogs, but they take a strong disciplined owner and should never be allowed to run loose or be alone with any child.
Unlike golden retrievers and black labs, pit bulls were bred for fighting and killing.
I am very fond of this breed, and simply cannot stand to see dog and master separated. That is why I am the sponsor of the
Kenny Bunk Pit Bull Amendment to our state constitution:
BTW, WTF Happened here. The old pistolero faced three Pit Bulls, and only bumped off 1? More range time, old timer!
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