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83-Year-Old Man Shoots Home Invader In The Chest
Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | AWR HAWKINS

Posted on 04/08/2014 10:08:19 AM PDT by kingattax

On April 5 an 83-year-old Huntsville, Alabama, man retrieved a handgun and shot a home intruder in the chest.

According to WAFF 48, the homeowner heard a knock at his back door "around 12:45 a.m." and a man saying he needed help. The homeowner "turned to call police when the burglar kicked in the glass door and entered the home."

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen

1 posted on 04/08/2014 10:08:19 AM PDT by kingattax
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2 posted on 04/08/2014 10:09:44 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: kingattax
Blondie (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly):

You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

3 posted on 04/08/2014 10:15:13 AM PDT by QT3.14 (Obama Socialized Health Insurance Tax ( O S H I T ))
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To: kingattax

Nice to see that Beitbart is back up and running. I was worried the other day.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 10:21:17 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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5 posted on 04/08/2014 10:22:26 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: kingattax

Chest is good. Head is better.


6 posted on 04/08/2014 10:36:59 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

7 posted on 04/08/2014 10:39:15 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

LOL!


8 posted on 04/08/2014 10:41:02 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: kingattax

Good shooting!

If he had a “better” caliber, the perp would not have been “diving” through anything.

When I’m too weak to rack my .45, I’ll switch to the .357 for primary defense.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 10:59:01 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: kingattax
I'll bet that 40 years ago this guy would have delivered a head shot.I guess one’s abilities diminish with age.
10 posted on 04/08/2014 11:03:24 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: kingattax

Hopefully the perp will try to tough out a chest wound.

That always works.


11 posted on 04/08/2014 11:07:02 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: kingattax

Makes me feel good when a normal person defends himself against a ‘poor’ ‘downtrodden’ ‘victim’ ‘oppressed’ member of the ‘underclass.’

Why the left wants to take guns away from normal people: So the slobs can waltz right in and take what is ‘rightfully’ theirs.


12 posted on 04/08/2014 11:12:50 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: G Larry
I didn't see what cartridge his pistol was chambered in, but short of artillery, there isn't much that is a guaranteed instant kill to the chest.

Only severing the spinal cord or exploding the brain can ensure an instant kill.

I've shot deer through the chest and had them run 100 yards. Postmortem showed an exploded heart and gelatinized lungs, and I don't think you'll ever beat the destructive power of a .25-06 with any pistol round.

13 posted on 04/08/2014 11:13:05 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: kingattax

Ignoring the main issue for a moment, why do reporters always say the person “retrieved” a hand gun.? It’s not like he threw it away and then went to get it back. Why not simply say the guy “got” his handgun?

Thank you, rant over.


14 posted on 04/08/2014 11:56:19 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: muir_redwoods

maybe writing “retrieved” is an attempt at appearing to be super-intelligent.


15 posted on 04/08/2014 11:57:53 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: bigbob

Every one of my Marine Corps and then Air Force weapons instructors made it clear that in any situation other than a fixed sniper shot with scope, you aimed for center mass; you’re not shooting at a static target but at one that moves. Assure the hit/knockdown with center mass and apply the double-tap rule if there is any doubt as to mortality.


16 posted on 04/08/2014 12:06:52 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: kingattax
"maybe writing “retrieved” is an attempt at appearing to be super-intelligent."

Like a Labrador retriever?

17 posted on 04/08/2014 12:18:00 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: G Larry

.357 has a larger kick than a .45 1911A. That is why when my shoulder is sore I choose the .357 for the massage. If it’s really sore I’ll go for the 303 Enfield.


18 posted on 04/08/2014 12:20:29 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: SampleMan

I don’t think you’ll ever beat the destructive power of a .25-06 with any pistol round.

.45 cal 230 gr. jacketed black talon hollow point - makes a real mess.


19 posted on 04/08/2014 12:22:33 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: muir_redwoods

i meant in this context. i forgot sometimes in FR one needs to use primary colors.


20 posted on 04/08/2014 12:32:31 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

No, I understood you, I was simply comparing the intelligence of a reporter to that of a retriever.


21 posted on 04/08/2014 12:37:19 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: muir_redwoods

ok...sorry that i misunderstood you.


22 posted on 04/08/2014 12:42:20 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: logic101.net

oh....don’t care about the kick.

Different problem than the ability to rack a semi.

Just anticipating limitations after 80 something.


23 posted on 04/08/2014 3:53:58 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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What chest? What the hell was he doing in a chest? A treasure chest? A wedding chest?

FMCDH(BITS)

24 posted on 04/08/2014 4:27:55 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: G Larry
Some lady killed a perp breaking into her house with 3 rounds from a .32.

Sheriff’s office reports show Smith was shot three times with a .32 cal. handgun.

Autauga homeowner shoots, kills intruder

25 posted on 04/08/2014 4:33:14 PM PDT by csvset
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To: nothingnew

“What chest? What the hell was he doing in a chest? A treasure chest? A wedding chest?”

At least he didn’t get shot in the tabloids...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19ER2wrCaJA


26 posted on 04/08/2014 5:19:40 PM PDT by PLMerite
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