Skip to comments.Surveillance camera captures the moment mother opens fire on home invaders with rifle
Posted on 02/19/2014 2:16:24 PM PST by matt04
This is the dramatic moment a mother-of-two opened fire with an assault rifle on intruders who tried to smash their way into her home.
The woman took action after three hooded individuals kicked down the door of her Detroit home on Monday night where she lives with her two young children.
She fired off rounds in a bid to deter the would-be burglars, later saying she 'didn't have time to get scared'. The unnamed mother told WXYZ Detroit: 'I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house and they challenged me and said "no you don't have a gun" so that's when I shot off the first round.
As the intruders fled the home while shots rang out, one dropped a handgun. He grabbed it and tried to get back into the house but was scared off by more shots.
All three suspects are seen running through thick snow from the house. No one was hurt in the incident.
Police arrested three teenage suspects a short time later.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Let me guess, it was a semi-auto eeeevil looking black rifle.
They should have shouted “police” and busted the door down.
This is in a U.K. paper? Odd. Such heroics in Detroit should at least appear in the papers in the good old USA.
Is it really an “assault” rifle if it’s being used for self defense?
[ This is in a U.K. paper? Odd. Such heroics in Detroit should at least appear in the papers in the good old USA. ]
That is a good thing for the UK, as it shows how having a right to bear arms can be beneficial!
If it ain’t selective fire, it ain’t an assault rifle.
At point-blank range, she missed three guys, who were bunched together, despite pulling the trigger on some Armalite long rifle variant. This is what I call a lack of gun control.
The Detroit News and Free Press are behind (time wise) the Brits?
I just loves a happy ending!.......................
If it hasn’t already been done, soon enough one of them will manage to bump enough random synapses together and do it.
Looks like a Hi-Point 9mm carbine. Working man’s gun.
We don’t have any more patience in this city for criminals. - Officer Woody
Does that mean you had patience for criminals before tonight?
More range time needed.
It will be/was on local Channel 7, Detroit. Good for the mom, protecting her kids. The teens sure messed up the house—punks.
Day-twah has a new Police Chief who seems to be serious.
Dang - I was hoping for a happy ending.
Roger that. Definitely a Hi-Point in a pistol caliber. But because of the sinister black color, it was an “assault rifle.”
Last names- holder and/or obama?
According to this book, which I recommend everybody who caries should read, she didn’t fire to kill. She did what it calls “display behavior.” Display behavior is why cops can fire 80 rounds at near point blank and miss. It’s deadly to do this.
Its a High Point Pistol cal. Carbine.
10 round mag is standard in 9mm and .40S&W and 9rounds in .45acp
It seems though the first round got her message across quite well.
I don’t think she was aiming to hit. She was firing warning shots. And that was not smart. She now knows at least one of them had a gun. If he had gotten the drop on her, she and her kids would probably be dead because I guarantee the thug would not have fired a warning shot.
Exactly what Hi Point firearms are designed to do.
Defend innocent people on a tight budget.
No, but if Obama had a son...
“No one was hurt in the incident. “
At least the thugs were arrested.
What he isn’t banging the help? That’s a step up from the last guy.
Hitting a perp would reduce the risk of hitting a near neighbor.
High Point Carbine (9mm, 40 S&W, .45 acp) — Excellent value for around $300.00
I think the last two chiefs were porking the help.
She was using a defense rifle. You have a good point. It needs to be used across the board for self defense.
Wow! That anchor is beautiful!
The mom was a black lady. So the question is, where is Rev Jesse and Rev AL? A black lady shot at black yutes.
oops my mistake.. she had to give one a refresher course !
Too bad she didn’t kill them, and save someone the aggravation sometime in the future.
I just loves a happy ending!.......................
A happier ending would have included 3 body bags.
Maybe she didn’t want to hit them, just scare them away. I never wanted a gun until after my home was broken into. Then, I knew I could at least shoot to wound, and got a nice big pistol that would knock down a wounded man. It also has a hair trigger, because I learned that when terrified, I didn’t have much strength to pull a trigger.
“This is in a U.K. paper? Odd. Such heroics in Detroit should at least appear in the papers in the good old USA.”
Oh, it’s not odd at all. Sort of like “The Voice of America”, and “Radio Free Europe”, except in reverse.
Gee, can't he be both ?
Good Things - Mom and Children are safe and morons were arrested.
Sad Things - Morons will be supported by tax payers while they have three hots and a cot.
Morons are still breathing.
For $39 she needs to upgrade to the Beretta style stock.
Perhaps she recognized the “youts” and decided not to hurt them.
This clown is still alive?
The action could be held open on the other side.
A black lady shot at black yutes............. Black Yutes?? I thought they were red Yutes. Not to be confused with the Yoots of Bensonhurst Brooklyn USA.
Yep. It is an excellent and affordable little rifle but it is hardly an "assault rifle". As it is in a pistol caliber it is quite easy for a woman to shoot and control which makes it very good for home defense. It is also deadly and these thugs were darned lucky she wasn't aiming it at them even though she should have been.
I am glad that the homeowner and her family are ok.
The pistol caliber carbine is a decent choice for home defense but certainly not the best.
The best home defense (for the typical suburban home) in order are:
2. full size pistol or revolver
3. pistol caliber carbine (higher velocity more likely to over penetrate than the first two options)
4. rifle (most likely to over-penetrate and cause bystander injuries)
If no firearms are available, a good Louisville slugger baseball bat is better than nothing at all. I have one of these in my truck (just in case I decide to play baseball or something...LOL)
Having said all that, any weapon that deters or stops a crime without hurting innocent people is an effective weapon in that particular situation.
Why in hell do we only get this kind of news from the UK? What is wrong with our dipship media? Can’t we just get rid of our dipship media and tell them all ‘go to hell’?
Before Obama took office, you could get these carbines brand new for $145.
I believe the 9mm takes 15 rd mags.
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