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Mom shoots intruder, saves kids
Hotair ^ | 01/06/2013 | JAZZ SHAW

Posted on 01/06/2013 5:09:30 PM PST by SeekAndFind

How many times during the recent gun grabbing debate have you heard these arguments?

Self defense is a bogus argument. Having a gun in your home, you'e more likely to shoot yourself or your spouse than to ever fend off a bad guy. Only trained law enforcement professionals can safely use weapons like that.

May I introduce you to Donnie Herman's wife...

The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar.

But the man eventually found the family.

"The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he's staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver," Chapman told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.

The woman then shot him five times, but he survived, Chapman said. He said the woman ran out of bullets but threatened to shoot the intruder if he moved.

The intruder, 32-year-old Atlanta resident Paul Slate, had been out of jail for all of four months or so, one of six arrests since 2008. He fled the house but crashed his car a short distance away and collapsed where he was found on the ground by police. So how is old Paul doing now?

Chapman said they found him on the ground saying, “Help me. I’m close to dying.” Slater was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment. Chapman said Slater was shot in the face and neck…

Channel 2’s Amy Napier Viteri learned from Chapman late Friday night that slater has been placed on a ventilator and suffers from punctured lungs, a punctured liver and a punctured stomach.

He said if Slater survives the night, doctors will try to operate in the morning to repair the damage.

Chapman said Slater has four exit wounds.

The woman’s husband was short and succinct on the subject.

“My wife is a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed to do as responsible, prepared gun owner,” Donnie Herman said.

He said he’s thankful for his family’s safety.

“Her life is saved, and her kids’ life is saved, and that’s all I’d like to say,” Herman said.

I don’t have a lot to add to this story beyond highlighting it and opening it up for your consideration and discussion. But I would add one note of caution. Thus far the woman in question doesn’t seem to be talking to the press and that’s her right. Regardless of her success in defending her family, Donnie Herman’s wife has undoubtedly been through a traumatic experience and if she wants to maintain her privacy and not turn this into some sort of circus side show, the media should respect her wishes.

But she can still serve as a useful example as we consider any future Second Amendment questions. Everyone called Wayne LaPierre crazy when he said that the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun was a good guy with a gun. Or sometimes, a good lady with a gun. Food for thought.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; guns; mom; secondamendment; shoots

1 posted on 01/06/2013 5:09:36 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Only a fool dares to go into bear-cave where a mother bear is protecting her cubs, lemme tellya!
It`s the Right to Arm Bears!


2 posted on 01/06/2013 5:13:38 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (wellll duhhh!!.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Prayers to her and her hubby and kids. I am sure it was very traumatic and hope the MSM leaves her alone. I am glad it turned out this way rather than cops now drawing chalklines.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 5:20:33 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The only thing to stop a bad person with a gun, is a good person with a gun.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
I am sure it was very traumatic and hope the MSM leaves her alone.

I dunno, I understand your sentiments regarding her privacy but this is the type of story that needs to be shouted from the roof tops!

Especially now considering all of the anti 2nd Amendment stuff. This is what guns are for, besides the defense against tyrants.

4 posted on 01/06/2013 5:28:13 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: SeekAndFind

Five hits,four exit wounds.Maybe his Obama phone slowed one of the bullets down.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 5:31:36 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

If it’s anything like the vintage S&W .38 I have, it only holds 5 rounds. 5 shots, and 5 hits on the perp. She did a good job. And she had the presence of mind to fool the downed perp that her revolver wasn’t empty when it really was empty, in order to flee with her kids to a neighbor.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 5:36:18 PM PST by roadcat
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To: roadcat

5 shots. 5 hits. Now that’s Gun Control!


7 posted on 01/06/2013 5:37:53 PM PST by Brownie63
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To: SeekAndFind
It's great that she defended her family, however, it is very important to always emphasize that, according to DOJ crime statists, guns are used by private citizens 2.5 million times per year to prevent violent crimes like rape, robbery, carjacking an home-invasion, 99% of the time without a shot being fired.

SOURCE: GunFacts.info

This is where the speciousness of the argument that a person is more likely to be killed with their own gun than kill a criminal comes into play. The last thing you want to do is shoot anyone, and 99% of the time when you defend yourself with a gun, you don't even have to fire a shot.

Criminals are cowards. The last thing they want to do is confront an armed victim.

8 posted on 01/06/2013 5:42:59 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the government. LIBERTY: When the government fears the people.)
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To: Brownie63
I read elsewhere that it was 6 shots, 5 hits...and the perp drove away.

This is why I am in the market for an AR-15 (Windham Weaponry MPC).

The perp won't walk away.

9 posted on 01/06/2013 5:44:12 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Liberty and Freedom!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I dunno, I understand your sentiments regarding her privacy but this is the type of story that needs to be shouted from the roof tops!

I agree, but hope the husband does it for her and the local gunrights advocates.


10 posted on 01/06/2013 5:50:15 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The only thing to stop a bad person with a gun, is a good person with a gun.)
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To: RoosterRedux
I read elsewhere that it was 6 shots, 5 hits...and the perp drove away.

Kind of hard to fire 6 times with a 5-shot revolver without reloading. Sometimes a woman with kids grabs what is convenient, and perhaps the .38 was convenient for her to handle. Easy to have within grabbing distance around the house, on short notice.

11 posted on 01/06/2013 5:51:10 PM PST by roadcat
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To: roadcat
I have a 6 shot .38/.357 revolver (Ruger Special 6). How do you know she didn't?

My point is that a .38 might not be enough to do the job...not enough stopping power.

12 posted on 01/06/2013 5:57:51 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Liberty and Freedom!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Black on white crime. Obama’s people. (of course that wasn’t in the article.)


13 posted on 01/06/2013 5:58:50 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
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To: Wisconsinlady
I agree, but hope the husband does it for her and the local gunrights advocates.

I'd prefer it to come from her, you know, the, ahem "weaker sex" (ducking and hiding)

I think she needs to come out loud and strong advocating the equalizing force of a S&W against violent, evil persons bent on doing harm

It really does speak volumes when you think about it.

God Bless her BTW, my kind of Lady.....you too, Happy New Year!

14 posted on 01/06/2013 5:59:35 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: roadcat
Here is the story I read...

Ga. mom shoots intruder 5 times in face, hides children

Posted on: 12:06 am, January 6, 2013, by Web Staff, updated on: 02:57pm, January 6, 2013

LOGANVILLE, Ga. — A Georgia mother hid her two 9-year-old twins and shot an intruder, Paul Ali Slater, several times during a home invasion on Friday, according to multiple media reports.

The Loganville mother said she didn’t initially answer when someone knocked on her door around 1 p.m. Friday. When the visitor began repeatedly ringing the doorbell, she called her husband at work, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

He then dialed 911 and his 37-year-old wife gathered their 9-year-old twins and hid them in a crawlspace inside the home.

According to the report, the intruder then forced his way into the home and started “rummaging” through the family’s belongings.

When the suspect went into the closet where the family was hiding ,the woman fired six bullets at the suspect, five of which hit alleged suspect Paul Ali Slater in the face and neck area.

“He opens the closet door and finds himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver,” Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The woman fled to a neighbor’s home with her children. The woman and her two children were not injured.

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The injured intruder stumbled out of the home and attempted to flee in his car. However, he crashed into a wooded area and collapsed in a neighbor’s driveway, according to WSB-TV.

The suspect was arrested at the scene. He was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.

The victim’s husband said he’s proud of his wife.

“My wife is a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed to do as responsible, prepared gun owner,” Donnie Herman told WSB-TV.

Read more: WSB-TV and The Atlanta Journal Constitution


15 posted on 01/06/2013 6:02:53 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Liberty and Freedom!)
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To: roadcat
Kind of hard to fire 6 times with a 5-shot revolver without reloading.

There's a smart ass wannabee in every crowd...so eager to prove himself worthy.

But uh-oh...still unworthy!

Must suck to be you!

16 posted on 01/06/2013 6:06:00 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Liberty and Freedom!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

It really does speak volumes when you think about it.

I bet you are right. I hope she gives them heck.


17 posted on 01/06/2013 6:08:17 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The only thing to stop a bad person with a gun, is a good person with a gun.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I have a Ruger SP 101 3” .357 5 shot revolver .38s are more comfortable to shoot but I keep it loaded with Hornaday 130 gr. JHP .357.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 6:23:07 PM PST by duffee (Newt Gingrich for Speaker)
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To: RoosterRedux

I have a Ruger SP 101 3” .357 5 shot revolver .38s are more comfortable to shoot but I keep it loaded with Hornaday 130 gr. JHP .357.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 6:23:30 PM PST by duffee (Newt Gingrich for Speaker)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Picture of intruder here http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1234400


20 posted on 01/06/2013 6:26:37 PM PST by MNDude
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To: duffee
Thx for that reminder.

I need to make sure my Ruger is loaded with .357's and not the .38's I use for plinking.

21 posted on 01/06/2013 6:26:55 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Liberty and Freedom!)
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To: RoosterRedux

A couple of head shots will finish the job, even with a .22.


22 posted on 01/06/2013 6:27:22 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: roadcat
Hey...sorry for being the smart-ass myself. Please accept my apologies for my last comment to you.

Uncalled for on my part.

FR and Freepers deserve better than that!

23 posted on 01/06/2013 6:29:37 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Liberty and Freedom!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any news on whether or not the creep survived....last I heard was they’d perform surgery... Haven’t heard or seen a thing about him dying YET!!!!!


24 posted on 01/06/2013 6:30:33 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Lancey Howard
I have a .22 LR (Remington rifle), a Keltek P32 pistol, and a Ruger Special 6 revolver (.38/.357) and I am worried about being underarmed.

In the market for a Windham Weaponry MPC AR-15...but don't think it is gonna happen quickly.

25 posted on 01/06/2013 6:35:37 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Liberty and Freedom!)
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26 posted on 01/06/2013 6:36:02 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“She did what she was supposed to do as a responsible, prepared gun owner...”

I would have said “as a responsible, prepared mom.”

Regardless - WAY TO GO MOM!!


27 posted on 01/06/2013 6:52:25 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: RoosterRedux

Concerning stopping power...

http://www.snubnose.info/docs/No_faith.htm


28 posted on 01/06/2013 6:59:29 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Remington 870 with a tactical stock. Even an 11 year old girl can shoot it, and the perp will not be having a nice day.


29 posted on 01/06/2013 7:09:51 PM PST by ReagansShinyHair
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To: RoosterRedux

That’s why I carry a Bulldog. It’s a little bigger that a Chief’s Special but delivers much more energy in a 200 gr. .44 Special round.


30 posted on 01/06/2013 7:45:27 PM PST by Spok ("One gun's enough, Joey, if you know how to use it." --Shane)
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To: SeekAndFind

My better half did some research on this-—it happened not far from us.

The Negro “perp” had been to other homes beforehand, attempting through fraudulent ways to gain access to the homes. 1 time, pretending to “sell” some cleaning services to the homeowner, another time, “acting” as if he needed info on a local coach he needed to find to talk to. He was summarily turned away by suspicious homeowners. This explains why he rang the doorbell incessantly at the home where he eventually broke into and got shot.

KUDOS to that wonderful woman who used a gun to protect her children and herself.

She was no sitting duck.

(and, FU Diane Feinstein, you useless old sea-hag. Run...before someone drops a house on YOU!)


31 posted on 01/06/2013 8:35:11 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: RoosterRedux
Hey...sorry for being the smart-ass myself. Please accept my apologies for my last comment to you.
Uncalled for on my part.

Okay. I removed your name from my enemies list, for use someday before I go so as to make my arms useful.

Been on this list for a while, so my skin is thicker than most. All I'd like to see is trying to stick to facts, and when unknown not to attack based on one rumor. Attack the rumors, not the person mentioning them.

I've had others attacking me appear to be foolish when facts come out. All I'm saying, is that some women are comfortable with a small handgun, and that's okay - she did well. My wife has no problem handling a .357 and larger, and she is tiny. She realizes our .22 handguns are useless for protection, but the .38 is a better alternative. Now I have multiple arms, but I know next to nothing compared to most people on this list, I freely admit it. But I keep my emotions in check. Cheers!

32 posted on 01/07/2013 1:34:57 PM PST by roadcat
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