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MI:Machete-Wielding Suspect Gets a 2nd Amendment Lesson When He Targets the Wrong Woman
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/03/machete-wielding-suspect-gets-a-2nd-amendment-lesson-when ^

Posted on 02/04/2014 3:53:44 PM PST by marktwain

A Michigan woman was confronted last week by a machete-wielding, ski mask-wearing would-be home invader, forcing her to exercise her Second Amendment rights. As if that’s not scary enough, what alerted her to the intruder is downright terrifying.

The suspect, a 15-year-old teen who was also armed with a shotgun, woke up the Michigan woman at around 1:00 a.m. Friday as he repeatedly tried to break into her home.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, told WOOD-TV she heard a mysterious tapping noise from the floor below her.

“I kept hearing, ‘Tap, tap, tap. Tap, tap, tap,’” she said.

As it turns out, the tapping noise was the sound of a machete being scrapped against the front door.

Her children asleep in the next room, the woman grabbed her gun, rushed to the top of the stairs and drew a bead on the teenage suspect.

“And I pointed my gun right at him, and he took a couple of steps back,” she said.

It was all her at that moment. With her husband still serving overseas in Afghanistan, it was up to her to defend her children from the “relentless” suspect.

“I felt like I was playing a game with him that he would step up closer to the door. I would raise the gun and he would step back,” she said.

The teen prowled around the house, looking for a way into her home.

“My biggest fear was if he shot me and killed me, or if I shot him and he shot back – and I have two kids,” she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at Theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: banglist; machete; mi
The young criminal is lucky to be alive.
1 posted on 02/04/2014 3:53:45 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
He would have been easier to identify with a few holes in him.

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2 posted on 02/04/2014 3:56:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: marktwain

Another “teen.”


3 posted on 02/04/2014 3:57:56 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: marktwain
It seems that the schools want to teach kids to be unAmerican like Ft Collins and be armed robbers also.
4 posted on 02/04/2014 4:00:20 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: marktwain

Some little bastard shows up at my front door with a ski mask, shotgun and machete, he’s going to die where he stands.

Boom. Dead. Laying on the doorstep, patiently waiting for the coroner.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 4:07:27 PM PST by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: marktwain

Link to rest of story?


6 posted on 02/04/2014 4:11:25 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: marktwain

use the element of surprise. do not expose your position except to act. locate and identify the target. wait for the opening. strike decisively.

if they’re in your house, they mean you and yours grave bodily harm.

let them experience it first


7 posted on 02/04/2014 4:14:05 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: marktwain

Amen. At my house, he would have been dead. Period.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 4:23:57 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: marktwain

I actually think a non shooting story involving a gun is just as good as a shooting story. It shows that gun owners aren’t trigger happy.

A few years back we had a case where an armed victim stabbed his attacker and local liberals had fits trying to figure out why he didn’t shoot. The guy said he just didn’t want to escalate the situation and kill someone for being a drunken idiot.


9 posted on 02/04/2014 4:35:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Right Wing Assault; All

Here is the link. Sorry.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/03/machete-wielding-suspect-gets-a-2nd-amendment-lesson-when-he-targets-the-wrong-woman/


10 posted on 02/04/2014 4:35:34 PM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain
The young criminal is lucky to be alive.

He better get SMART real fast or he will be a DEAD young criminal before long. What a moron.

It is so easy to make money in this country. NO one should have to break into someone's home for what??? a watch or two? a few bucks in the wallet? MORONS.

11 posted on 02/04/2014 5:03:49 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: marktwain

Law enforcement officials said they’re confused by the entire situation, explaining that they’re not sure what the adolescent hoped to achieve with the potentially deadly act.

Maybe he was banging the more than the door?


12 posted on 02/04/2014 5:43:00 PM PST by Autonomous User
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To: Autonomous User; All

Is anyone a tad suprised that in the second paragraph it mentions that the tens was “also armed with a shotgun..”


13 posted on 02/04/2014 6:05:06 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: marktwain
FTA: "The suspect, a 15-year-old teen"

Really??? Fifteen year old teen??? Did someone at The Blaze go to the American Redundant Journalism School of Journalism of America?

14 posted on 02/04/2014 6:25:29 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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To: marktwain

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15 posted on 02/04/2014 6:37:52 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: cripplecreek
A few years back we had a case where an armed victim stabbed his attacker and local liberals had fits trying to figure out why he didn’t shoot. The guy said he just didn’t want to escalate the situation and kill someone for being a drunken idiot.

Fix a bayonet knife to your long gun. Then you can choose when to escalate.

16 posted on 02/04/2014 7:32:48 PM PST by roadcat
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The young criminal is lucky to be alive.
thanks, for the post...
SWORD PING!...

17 posted on 02/04/2014 7:55:24 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: cripplecreek

/bingo


18 posted on 02/04/2014 8:01:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: cloudmountain

Maybe he wasn’t after money. (there are all kinds out there...)


19 posted on 02/04/2014 8:02:45 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: clee1
Amen. At my house, he would have been dead. Period.

The local police advise to kill them before they make it inside, because it's much easier spraying down the porch with a garden hose than your living room.

20 posted on 02/04/2014 8:21:37 PM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: TheZMan

drag him into the house before the cops arrive, if you shoot him on the porch. You can always unlock the door and invite him in then shoot him. Thats legal, yours story and the thief has been dispatched, no one to disagree with your story...:O)


21 posted on 02/04/2014 8:25:24 PM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Maybe he wasn’t after money. (there are all kinds out there...)

Yuck.

Wherever I was in the world I ALWAYS shut and locked ALL doors and windows. Why wouldn't I?

I GUESS some folks born in Puckerbrush, USA, might say, gloating, "We never had to lock our doors." That is a load. Locking doors and windows keeps EVERYONE honest and the folks in Puckerbrush aren't ONE iota more honest that anyone else on the planet.

I have an ex-friend who always waxed poetic about North Dakota. She is CONVINCED that they ARE more honest, decent and such. Why WOULD they be? Folks haven't changed since Adam and Eve...no, not Adam and Steve, but ADAM and EVE.

22 posted on 02/05/2014 10:09:17 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain
I have lived in Western North Dakota for most of my adult life, and I'm a great grandpa now.

Up until just a few years ago, you could leave your doors unlocked (even if you weren't home), leave the car running outside (especially in winter) unattended, and only rarely did anyone have any problem.

People just didn't mess with other people's stuff (maybe because small towns spread well apart leave few places to abscond with someone's stuff, whether for fun or profit). There were always a few local petty criminals, but they were generally known, and neighbors kept an eye out for unknown people and the local miscreants as well.

Bottom line: people knew each other, and would ask if someone unknown was messing with a neighbor's stuff.

For the moment, until the newer folks are assimilated, that sense of close community has suffered somewhat, and we lock up.

Prosperity brings some parasites, too, who look for greener pastures to loot. As a result, people here are more security conscious than they were.

23 posted on 02/06/2014 5:38:36 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Small towns are like that. I grew up in an urban environment and we always locked the doors even in our own SAFE neighborhood.

Then I moved to the middle east and lived in a SMALL town of 900 people. There are many GOOD things about a small town where we all knew each other. I can remember having NO money at the commissary and asked an ACQUAINTANCE for a loan of some 200 riyals (about $60) and she gave it to me! I did pay her back within hours but that doesn't happen in a city unless one knows the grocer...and small mom'npops just don't exist any more...a shame!

HOWEVER, there are drawbacks: if someone sneezed some time the wet blanket/nasty female of the group would say : "Well! WHO gave her THAT cold?" At least in a city one can avoid those kind of women. HARD to do in a small town, unlocked doors notwithstanding.

All I can do is stay close to the Lord, family and friends. I don't have any more family--all gone. Friends change/morph and become victims of their own sloth lifestyle--very sad to see. There is, however, ALWAYS our good Lord, isn't there?

One can LAUGH and I try to do that every day!! Then, there is always this site...a real winner for us!

24 posted on 02/06/2014 6:24:36 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain
There is, however, ALWAYS our good Lord, isn't there?

With Him, we are truly never alone, even in the most dire circumstances. Just don't forget to bring Him along on the sunny days, too.

25 posted on 02/06/2014 6:53:32 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
With Him, we are truly never alone, even in the most dire circumstances. Just don't forget to bring Him along on the sunny days, too.

Why would I EVER forget to "bring Him along"? That would be "unclear on the concept."

26 posted on 02/06/2014 6:48:56 PM PST by cloudmountain
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