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Sheriff: Homeowner shot intruder during break-in
wral.com ^ | 05/05/2010 | Web Editor: Anne Johnson

Posted on 05/05/2010 7:49:17 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark

Franklinton, N.C. — A Franklin County homeowner shot and killed an intruder during a break-in Monday morning, Sheriff Pat Green said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: firearms; leo; secondamendment; selfdefense
Thanks, Mr. McLamb.
1 posted on 05/05/2010 7:49:17 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: rhoda_penmark

Love happy endings.


2 posted on 05/05/2010 7:54:13 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: rhoda_penmark

Yup. Power to the vigilante. No more burglaring for that burglar.


3 posted on 05/05/2010 8:05:42 AM PDT by andonte
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To: rhoda_penmark

Shoot, shovel, shut up.


4 posted on 05/05/2010 8:09:10 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Not smart when a humanoid lifeform is involved..


5 posted on 05/05/2010 8:12:23 AM PDT by rahbert (Only a poor snake charmer blames his snake..)
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To: rhoda_penmark

Sheriff: “Homeowner shot intruder during break-in”

...and now he don’t do no mo break-ins! BWAHAHAHAHA!!


6 posted on 05/05/2010 8:23:21 AM PDT by albie
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To: rhoda_penmark

True community service.


7 posted on 05/05/2010 8:33:45 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: rhoda_penmark
Thomas Wright had broken into McLamb's home and stolen items several times before, was a suspect in other break-ins in the neighborhood and was out on bond while awaiting trial for a 2009 break-in, Green said.

Some folks just need killin'.

8 posted on 05/05/2010 8:41:56 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Everyone needs valid ID except illegal aliens and the President - only in America)
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To: rhoda_penmark

Well done, Mr. McLamb....well done!


9 posted on 05/05/2010 8:42:36 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'!)
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To: rhoda_penmark
A question to you all.....what is the best revolver (not pistol, revolver) that can be used for "home defense"?

My thinking is that the report should be extremely loud, and the round accurate up to about 30 yards.

So.....?

10 posted on 05/05/2010 8:44:35 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'!)
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To: Logic n' Reason
My thinking is that the report should be extremely loud, and the round accurate up to about 30 yards.

I'M NOT AN EXPERT, BUT I LIKE THE 357 MAGNUM!!!

:)

11 posted on 05/05/2010 8:57:35 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

I prefer the .88 Magnum, it shoots through schools.


12 posted on 05/05/2010 8:59:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ken H

A little more specificity...who make it? Cost? Are there different models?


13 posted on 05/05/2010 9:01:06 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Yeah. Any .357 will do you well. Colt, S&W, Taurus. No more than four inch barrel I’d think.


14 posted on 05/05/2010 9:01:31 AM PDT by Rio (Don't make me come over there....)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Best for home defense is a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with “00” buckshot. It hard to miss and lethal enough to stop a black bear.


15 posted on 05/05/2010 9:27:45 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Comrade O has to go.)
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To: Rio
I have a .357 Dan Wesson, in great shape, that is for sale. It's got a wonderful trigger. First double action revolver I could actually hit something with. Firing single action it breaks very smoothly.

It's not mine, but a friend of my wife inherited it and wants to sell it. She's happy with her .38. :)

16 posted on 05/05/2010 9:32:47 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: BuffaloJack
Best for home defense is a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with “00” buckshot. It hard to miss and lethal enough to stop a black bear.

Absolutely true....but very hard to store in the bedside table!

Plus, when not "in use", where does one store it safely? And no, I don't intend to buy a "gun cabinet".

Also...given the 12 guage...what make/model?? Cost?

17 posted on 05/05/2010 9:53:19 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'!)
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To: rhoda_penmark
We should start a publicity campaign by posting big photos of each of these ex-punks all over their home neighborhoods -- with a big "Ø" across their face, and a big

"Shot by Armed Homeowner"

or

"Shot by Legally Armed Citizen"

label -- in red...

18 posted on 05/05/2010 10:12:00 AM PDT by TXnMA (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! REPEAT San Jacinto!!)
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To: Logic n' Reason
"My thinking is that the report should be extremely loud, and the round accurate up to about 30 yards."

44 Special -- unless you have hands and arms like "Ahnuld" -- then go with 44 Magnum...

19 posted on 05/05/2010 10:15:28 AM PDT by TXnMA (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! REPEAT San Jacinto!!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Check out the Taurus ‘The Judge’ series the 3” SS version is my next purchase...

BTW, it is not recommended for concealed carry...

http://www.taurususa.com/gun-selector-results.cfm?series=41&toggle=tr


20 posted on 05/05/2010 10:25:14 AM PDT by CenTex (0bama was the prototype for the Hoover Vaccum cleaner...)
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To: Logic n' Reason

I’ve got 2 used Mossberg 500s; One cost me $50 and the other cost me $90. Brand new they run upwards of $300+ so they’re not very expensive. Where you store it is personal preference. Mine are in the bedroom closet.


21 posted on 05/05/2010 10:27:27 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Comrade O has to go.)
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To: CenTex
Thank you so much!! This helps a great deal!

I assume anything in a 45cal size is going to be very loud, yes?

Also...why do you not recommend it for "concealed carry"?

22 posted on 05/05/2010 10:28:34 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'!)
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To: BuffaloJack
Thanks again....I have no kids around the house anymore, so storage is not going to be a problem.

How often do you practice? Is the ammunition expensive?

23 posted on 05/05/2010 10:30:59 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'!)
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To: andonte

The homeowner made the burlglar gurgle...


24 posted on 05/05/2010 10:31:17 AM PDT by MortMan (What is another word for thesaurus?)
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To: BuffaloJack

Brand new Maverick88 in 20 gage pump is under $200. Cut the barrel off at 18 1/2 inches, add a pistol grip stock, recoil pad, and twenty round bandolier, still under three hundred. Will cycle slugs and buckshot with no problemo.


25 posted on 05/05/2010 10:34:27 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Logic n' Reason
Buy a Rossi .357 with four inch barrel and chamber it with .38 special +P hydra Shoks. Buy two speed loaders for it and practice by shooting .38 special rounds through it.

If you can handle an auto loader, the Taurus OSS DS in .45 ACP holds twelve in the mags and one up the pipe and takes an under frame laser. Very good home defense weapon if you can't reach a shotgun.

26 posted on 05/05/2010 10:39:22 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Logic n' Reason
If you have children in the home or have grandkids coming by regularly, you might want to consider the little shooter I devised for my ex-wife in .410 gage.

Rossi has a youth model .410 shotgun single shot with an extra .22LR barrel for plinking. I mounted a short picatinny rail under the foregrip to which a vertical foregrip is attached. Then I used industrial strength velcro (you fidn it in LOWE'S or Home Depot) to attach the felt side to the butt stock and the hook side to a strip of cartridge holder cut from an elastic butt sock for rifles. The strip of eight or nine rounds of slug or #2 shot can be kept separate from the weapon (which should be stored put together in .410 22 inch barrel mode with vertical foregrip attached) but brought to battery swiftly, with reloading easy from the strip of shells. I also attached a laser to the barrel, so the lady (she's small) can shoot reliably from the hip. You hold the shot gun with both hands, but hold it with the vertical foregrip while reloading.

27 posted on 05/05/2010 10:47:17 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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And you can buy the youth model at Wal Mart fro around $150, then add the rail, butt stock cartridge holder, and vertical foregrip for around fifty bucks. Practie shooting and reloading using regular bird shot .410. The little 22LR barrel is 16 inches and the shotgun barrel is 22 1/4 inches. Nice rig for home defense where children are in the home. One caution: do not try to shoot Taurus Judge .45 long colt rounds through the shotgun, even though you can load the Taurus Judge .410 #4 shot rounds in it. BUT, the .41o slugs are just about the same effect and they can be shot through the full choked shotgun barrel.


28 posted on 05/05/2010 10:51:04 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

If there are no children to worry about, the butt sock for hunting rifles works well to store .410 shells&slug rounds on the Rossi youth model shotgun.


29 posted on 05/05/2010 10:54:26 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Why are you so focused on a “loud report”?


30 posted on 05/05/2010 11:29:46 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: Logic n' Reason

Yeah, .357 mag is ideal. Load it with a slow powder such as H110 and the resulting report and fireball are quite impressive.


31 posted on 05/05/2010 12:08:26 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: 2111USMC

Nothing like some permanent hearing damage when you are forced to defend youself.


32 posted on 05/05/2010 12:12:29 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: 2111USMC
Why are you so focused on a “loud report”?

Because
1. If and when I miss the first shot, I want the perp peeeing in his/her drawers,
2. The very loud shot may bring assistance from neighbors,
3. If I do miss the first shot, I'd rather the perp just left...speedily to be sure!

I believe it was the shotgun owners who say that the sound of chambering a round in a shotgun is a great deterent to the would be thief/murderer.

33 posted on 05/05/2010 12:14:05 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'!)
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To: Logic n' Reason; CenTex
Not trying to start a caliber war here but I find the Taurus Judge to be more of a novelty than anything else. 45LC is fine but the .410 00 buckshot out of the short barrel is of questionable stopping power.

If you aren't going to CCW then get a double action revolver with a 4" barrel even a .38 Special with +P rounds will be effective enough.

J&G Sales has lots of S&W police trade ins for less than $300.

34 posted on 05/05/2010 12:17:12 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Eagles6
If you aren't going to CCW

Please, I beg of you....no acronyms.

What the heck is "CCW"?

35 posted on 05/05/2010 12:20:25 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

Concealed carry.


36 posted on 05/05/2010 12:35:33 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Eagles6
"Concealed carry."

Concealed carry = CC

So...what is the "W" for?

37 posted on 05/05/2010 12:40:02 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'!)
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To: andonte
Power to the vigilante.

How is a homeowner lawfully defending himself a vigilante?

38 posted on 05/05/2010 12:46:57 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Logic n' Reason

Concealed Carry of a Weapon.


39 posted on 05/05/2010 1:12:13 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Eagles6

Thank you.


40 posted on 05/05/2010 1:37:22 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'!)
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To: Logic n' Reason

All else being equal, I would want a .357 Magnum cartridge.

Revolvers from Colt, Ruger, Taurus, S&W, and Charter Arms all seem good or excellent quality. Find one that’s heavy enough to tame the recoil, light enough to hold easily. A 4” barrel seems about right to me. Aftermarket stocks from Hogue, Pachmayr, etc can improve handling greatly.


41 posted on 05/05/2010 1:41:18 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Logic n' Reason
You must live in a very large house.

What happens if myou fire off a couple of rounds, inside your house, from a .357 and miss the target?

42 posted on 05/05/2010 1:48:44 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Logic n' Reason

‘The Judge’ series is BIG with the extended chambers needed for the .410 shells. The 2.5” is a possible but the bigger 3” is a bit much in my opinion.

My daughter has the 2.5 version and it would and is a good car gun but you would have to have very loose clothing to conceal it.

We have shot the smaller version outside and yes it is loud but I don’t think I would notice or care if I was in defense mode.

BTW... There is some special .410 shells with three disks and 10 ‘BB’s available. The disks hit like .38 specials except three at a time according to the reports I have read.


43 posted on 05/06/2010 6:49:53 AM PDT by CenTex (0bama was the prototype for the Hoover Vaccum cleaner...)
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To: Logic n' Reason

In Texas, it is CHL in reference to the plastic...

Concealed Handgun License


44 posted on 05/06/2010 6:54:28 AM PDT by CenTex (0bama was the prototype for the Hoover Vaccum cleaner...)
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To: Logic n' Reason

“I believe it was the shotgun owners who say that the sound of chambering a round in a shotgun is a great deterent to the would be thief/murderer.”
That effect is known informally as the “pucker factor”.


45 posted on 05/06/2010 7:01:34 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark (the bad seed)
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