Skip to comments.Fresno County Woman Stops Kidnapping By Pulling Gun on Home Intruder
Posted on 08/29/2012 6:26:34 AM PDT by marktwain
Fresno County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man in connection to a burglary and attempted kidnapping.
It happened just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home on Maple between South and Manning. Deputies say a woman and her two-year old daughter heard a window break in the back of her home. They saw a man in his 20's, who then broke in, stole some merchandise and tried to kidnap the child.
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But, but guns are bad!
what a tragic ending, he got away without any lead...
I live in California, have children and precious pets to protect — and know how to fire a handgun and rifle — well.
There would have been nothing to arrest if he’d broken into my home and tried to kidnap my daughter!!
This mother would have screamed all over the place - “He said he was going to rape and kill me and my daughter!!!”
(do you think that would have worked? This IS California, after all!!).
What's with this, was it for sale?
Who writes this stuff?
I think that would work even in Calif.
I suggest you upgrade your pets to ones that protect you.
Look, for all of its faults, there are large swaths of CA that are sane and reasonable.
I believe you’re thinking of douche bags like the LA County Sheriff, a pure political hack who only issues permits to the well connected and celebrity.
The rural county Sheriffs are pretty good at issuing permits. From what I know, my Sheriff in Kern County doesn’t have any problems with them. If I recall correctly, a gun safety course, the CCW course, pay the tribute and she’s done.
Now that she’s had this incident, it should be even easier because she’s unfortunately, been the victim of a crime.
“I was in fear for my (our) life, I’d like to speak to an attorney.”
Don’t say anything else.
Lib reporters can’t call it property because that may conjure ‘property rights’ in the mind of the reader. Better to refer to the victm’s belongings as merchandise implying the criminal had rights to it also.
Was it Pelosi who stated that working Americans’ paychecks should be deposited directly in the Federal coffers and then they would decide how much we should get? That really is how they think it should be.
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I guess that tiny number of scoundrels and fools is why 0bama only won 61% of the California vote in 2008?
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I didn’t realize Fresno had turned to “may issue”. So I must modify my original contention with regards to the victim of this crime.
It’s a toss up at best that she will get a CCW.
I hate to be too hard on the woman but there is no excuse for not putting some lead into the SOB.
Once they are in your home and they intend to do harm they are yours.
You nailed it a’squared. They are desperate to destroy the very concept of property rights!
My sister lives within sight of this crime and emailed me about it less then a hour after it happened. That stretch of Maple is small vineyards. A FRiend here in Eureka had his house and garage broken into over the weekend while he was out of town. They took several thousand dollars of equipment and personal items.
In CA, and yes I live here also, you are certainly allowed to shoot someone who breaks into your home. Just make sure they are inside and drop them in their tracks. Outside is not allowed unless they are actually holding a gun on you and then that is not always a certainty.
True in Fresno County but that action carries sever personal consequences. To avoid these consequences you must.
1) Be inside the house when the break-in occurs
2) Be reasonably certain1 that the intruder was armed with a deadly2 weapon at the time of the entry.
Breach these rules and you'll end up incarcerated or, if the intruder survives, loss of your premises through civil action.
1 The weapon must be in the intruder's possession when law enforcement arrives
2 A gun or a knife is a deadly weapon. A golf club or baseball bat is not. Best if the intruders finger prints are on the gun or the knife.
I’m sorry but in the bulk of CA the intruder doesn’t have to be armed. I’ve lived here since I was 3 years old, I am now 70 and I am also a hunter and I shoot regularly at our local range. I’ve probably forgotten more about firearms and firearm laws as they exist in CA than most people know. All that is required for self defense claim is that the intruder breaks into your house and you shoot him/her while they are in the house. Fists count as a deadly weapon in most counties, let alone a baseball bat or club.
If the occupants of the house had access to a "safe" exit at the time of the entry/confrontation, didn't utilize it, but preferring instead, continued confrontation and use of lethal force, trouble could be brewing.
If the alleged home invader suffers a fatal, gunshot, entry wound to his back side, the responsibility is yours to prove he was not in voluntary flight.
Again, to preclude the possibility of civil action against the legal system, the only free ticket for you and yours in almost all California counties is:
1) The perp dead inside your home.
2) The fatal entry wound is on the front side of the perp's body.
3) The perp is still clutching a deadly weapon when the first responders arrive.
If there's doubt, call the offices of Elizabeth Egan at 559.600.3141.
Heaven bless her!
Glad this story is getting some legs....a cop woulda have just been only minutes away.
Hero dad! I can hardly believe this story has no gun violence. [Yea! for a change]