Skip to comments.81-year-old Detroit man shoots at intruder, scares him off
Posted on 12/04/2012 7:38:02 AM PST by marktwain
An 81-year-old Detroit homeowner was upstairs when a brick shattered his sliding glass door.
"I heard a loud 'pow' sound," said Dave, who did not want his full name used in this story.
The sound jolted Dave from his sleep at 7 a.m. He could see from his bedroom that the door had been broken. He reached for his .22-caliber handgun.
"I have had this (gun) since 1955 and never been fired. Never been fired," Dave said.
He stood about 8 feet from his bedroom door, ready with the gun in case the intruder tried to come through.
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Hey Bob Costas- if there were no guns this man might be DEAD today
Never been fired, hmmmm. I suspect the ammo was as old as the gun. That speaks highly for the primers.
Shoulda been a .45
Two teenagers in MN were not that lucky - don’t feel sorry for them but for their families who obviously messed up when rearing these kids.
tell Bob Costas and Colin Cowherd how the police are there for people, so guns are unnecessary.
No reason to even suggest that he’ll get any kind of trouble out of it. Even in Detroit, judges are pretty lenient toward self defenders.
He probably did hit the intruder, maybe two or three times.
And .22s have an odd reputation of seeming to be benign injuries at first, leading some to try and “tough it out”. Then the person suddenly develops a raging and lethal peritonitis. Its onset is so rapid and deadly that it will kill people who have already been hospitalized.
It is almost unique as a caliber for doing this. It will kill people that would have survived larger caliber hits.
Importantly as well, .22s were known to do this before antibiotic resistant bacteria were common. With these new strains already in most people’s guts, odds of survival get a whole lot worse.
I hope you’re right.
I had a girlfriend who lost her father to a shooting with a .22. He was defending a neighbor from an abusive husband and the husband shot him in the abdomen through the door. He died nearly 6 weeks later when doctors thought he was doing good.
Does his imaginary gun shoot imaginary bullets?
Here's hoping some understanding pistol manufacturer will cough up something a little more telegenic for Gramps. How about something in nickle-plated 327Mag for that feisty old timer?
But you are sooo right! If it was loaded with .22 LR Hi-Speeds, that perp could be in a heap'o'trouble as the little blobs'o'lead and copper wander around various body cavities along with pieces of shirt and other material.
BTW, found a box of 50 year-old + .22 LR hollow-points in an old tool box ... and they worked fine! I guess those rim-fire primers are never exposed to air?
A gun, any gun, can usually break off an attack.
I heard some stats a while back that put the .22 caliber in the top range of self defense, beating a lot of calibers that you’d think would do better.
Some stuff on it here:
I am so pissed at Bob Costas, I don’t know where to begin.
1. My father & brothers have had guns for over 65 years. NONE of them have ever shot someone. I also had a .22/.410 over and under gun when I was a kid and when I moved out of the family home, I gave it to one of my brothers.
2. None of those guns mentioned in (1.) have killed as many people as Teddy Kennedy’s Oldsmobile.
Sooo- Costas—should we ban Oldsmobiles? Cars in general?
3. Nicole Brown Simpson & Sharon Tate were killed by knives, Costas.
Should we ban all knives because of this?
Get a grip, Costas. Many millions of people in this country use guns for hunting and for sport/clay/trap shooting.
They are not a threat to you or your loved ones. They are not a threat to other people in general.
The NFL player who killed his 22 y/o girlfriend had other problems.
It doesn’t take a professional to put together the dots here. She wanted to get MARRIED-—he wanted to continue being a ‘player’.
He is driving a $110,000 Bentley, and he is pissed that she went to a concert with her friends.
He wanted control over her every move, but he didn’t ‘want to put a ring on it’.
We have a plague of black men in this country who, by an excess of ‘athletic’ ability, have received a large financial contract to play sports. They have been raised to think that they are ‘special’ and that they can do as they wish—in every catagory. They want to have unprotected sex at an early age and they wish to be very active in that pursuit. They don’t have any respect for the females involved, and frankly, the females obviously don’t respect themselves, either.
They continue to have ‘multiple babies’—often by more than one woman. They live in nice houses, or even mansions, and won’t marry the mother of their offspring. They think they are so ‘bitchin’ that they are not accountable to anyone.
A 22 year old who had dated the dead NFL player for over 4 years and wasn’t married to him....argues with him for over 7 hours and pays the ultimate price.
They learn to run fast, catch a ball, dunk accurately, but they don’t seem to learn to be RESPONSIBLE!!!
NONE of that is the fault of the gun-—NONE of it!!!!
PS: The only times I have shot my guns were to dispatch a 4’++ long rattlesnake heading for my mare & her new foal......9 rattles on his tail. I put too many holes into him for the neighbor kid to have a spiffy hatband.
I shot at a coyote who was lurking AT MY BACK DOOR. Missed him, but pissed him off.
Accepted, The overwhelming majority of California urban and suburban cities and and counties are identical or worse in their government, Rat, and MSM corruption police included. We have far more bad judges, and absolute arrogance in public "servants".
However, the rural areas and population are the absolute opposite kind of people, but are treated as serfs by the urbanites with all the power.
Any move in California that bolsters gun rights is unintended consequences of a corrupt Rat move designed to protect one of their own.
California does have a reasonably good castle doctrine law. Almost no one knows that it was rushed through the legislature more than two decades ago, to protect a sitting California Assemblyman, who had killed a burglar in his own home, but failed to retreat and use all methods of escape as required by then California law. Once the new castle doctrine law was passed, prosecutors would be unable to convict the Assemblyman in the upcoming trial, as his action was specifically allowed under the new law.
The Rats were forced to live with the law when they discovered they couldn't repeal it without severe political damage.
That political climate is gone in California now, and Rat attacks on 2A rights are unceasing. To make castle doctrine worthless in CA the cities are passing "safe storage" laws that make it impossible to retrieve a firearm quickly enough to successfully defend yourself. Violate safe storage and you are a felon and any use of the firearm is illegal. California judges, so far LOVE the "safe storage" laws, so we have no protection here except informed jurors, God help us.
I'm glad you have good judges there, more power to ya.
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