From the article: "The woman then shot him five times, but he survived . . . Slater was shot in the face and neck".
You're right about the shotgun - this guy was still a danger after he was hit with five of her six shots (even though that is pretty good shooting under pressure). I like the stopping power of a 12 gauge whether loaded with a slug, buckshot, or just about anything else at this very short range. Hit a thug with five shots from a 12 gauge, including in the face and neck, and he's not probably going to drive away like this criminal did.
As for Bloomberg, I hope he wises up before his extended family (not his immediate family; they have armed guards) or someone he cares about is hurt because they are disarmed. I hope even more that he wises up before innocent citizens who are not related to him are hurt because of his anti-gun policies.
“Slater was shot in the face and neck”
If she had used a shotgun...
There wouldn’t be much of a face left, I’m guessing.
The 38’s are a good bullet, powerful and inexpensive but you really need the stopping power of hollow point, the regular 38 will go right through you as four of her 5 connecting shots did. The danger is that someone behind the guy getting shot could be shot also. The hollow points stay put in the perp and leave a very big hole and cause a lot of bleeding and most importantly, a lot of pain.
Got to hand it to the woman, bluffing that she would continue to shoot with an empty gun, fantastic. The only thing missing is her telling him to make her day.
It is my belief you should ALWAYS kill an intruder.
I wouldn’t want to think about what this person would do in 15 years when he’s released.
I guarantee you they were not PDX1 JHP rounds.