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Surveillance camera captures the moment mother opens fire on home invaders with rifle
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Posted on 02/19/2014 2:16:24 PM PST by matt04

This is the dramatic moment a mother-of-two opened fire with an assault rifle on intruders who tried to smash their way into her home.

The woman took action after three hooded individuals kicked down the door of her Detroit home on Monday night where she lives with her two young children.

She fired off rounds in a bid to deter the would-be burglars, later saying she 'didn't have time to get scared'. The unnamed mother told WXYZ Detroit: 'I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house and they challenged me and said "no you don't have a gun" so that's when I shot off the first round.

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As the intruders fled the home while shots rang out, one dropped a handgun. He grabbed it and tried to get back into the house but was scared off by more shots.

All three suspects are seen running through thick snow from the house. No one was hurt in the incident.

Police arrested three teenage suspects a short time later.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Full title: 'I didn't have time to get scared': Surveillance camera captures the moment mother opens fire on home invaders with assault rifle
1 posted on 02/19/2014 2:16:24 PM PST by matt04
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Let me guess, it was a semi-auto eeeevil looking black rifle.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 2:18:02 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

They should have shouted “police” and busted the door down.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 2:18:13 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: matt04

This is in a U.K. paper? Odd. Such heroics in Detroit should at least appear in the papers in the good old USA.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 2:18:41 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: matt04

Is it really an “assault” rifle if it’s being used for self defense?


5 posted on 02/19/2014 2:18:48 PM PST by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

[ This is in a U.K. paper? Odd. Such heroics in Detroit should at least appear in the papers in the good old USA. ]

That is a good thing for the UK, as it shows how having a right to bear arms can be beneficial!


6 posted on 02/19/2014 2:20:53 PM PST by GraceG
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To: MulberryDraw

If it ain’t selective fire, it ain’t an assault rifle.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 2:21:15 PM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: matt04

At point-blank range, she missed three guys, who were bunched together, despite pulling the trigger on some Armalite long rifle variant. This is what I call a lack of gun control.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 2:21:28 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: matt04

The Detroit News and Free Press are behind (time wise) the Brits?


9 posted on 02/19/2014 2:24:37 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: matt04

I just loves a happy ending!.......................


10 posted on 02/19/2014 2:26:27 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: MrB

If it hasn’t already been done, soon enough one of them will manage to bump enough random synapses together and do it.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 2:26:30 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: matt04

Looks like a Hi-Point 9mm carbine. Working man’s gun.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 2:27:33 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: matt04

We don’t have any more patience in this city for criminals. - Officer Woody

Yo, woodrow!

Does that mean you had patience for criminals before tonight?


13 posted on 02/19/2014 2:27:38 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: matt04

More range time needed.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 2:28:51 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: matt04

It will be/was on local Channel 7, Detroit. Good for the mom, protecting her kids. The teens sure messed up the house—punks.


15 posted on 02/19/2014 2:29:32 PM PST by madison10
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
"Does that mean you had patience for criminals before tonight?"

Day-twah has a new Police Chief who seems to be serious.

16 posted on 02/19/2014 2:31:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: matt04
No one was hurt in the incident.

Dang - I was hoping for a happy ending.

17 posted on 02/19/2014 2:31:29 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Fido969

Roger that. Definitely a Hi-Point in a pistol caliber. But because of the sinister black color, it was an “assault rifle.”


18 posted on 02/19/2014 2:32:33 PM PST by afsnco
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To: matt04
Police arrested three teenage suspects a short time later.

Last names- holder and/or obama?

19 posted on 02/19/2014 2:32:54 PM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Paladin2

According to this book, which I recommend everybody who caries should read, she didn’t fire to kill. She did what it calls “display behavior.” Display behavior is why cops can fire 80 rounds at near point blank and miss. It’s deadly to do this.

http://www.amazon.com/On-Killing-Psychological-Learning-Society/dp/0316040932/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392849183&sr=8-1&keywords=the+cost+of+learning+to+kill


20 posted on 02/19/2014 2:34:22 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Paladin2

Its a High Point Pistol cal. Carbine.

10 round mag is standard in 9mm and .40S&W and 9rounds in .45acp

It seems though the first round got her message across quite well.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 2:34:53 PM PST by Bidimus1
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To: Zhang Fei

I don’t think she was aiming to hit. She was firing warning shots. And that was not smart. She now knows at least one of them had a gun. If he had gotten the drop on her, she and her kids would probably be dead because I guarantee the thug would not have fired a warning shot.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 2:35:15 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: matt04

Exactly what Hi Point firearms are designed to do.
Defend innocent people on a tight budget.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 2:36:24 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mabarker1

No, but if Obama had a son...


24 posted on 02/19/2014 2:36:25 PM PST by afsnco
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To: matt04
As the intruders fled the home while shots rang out, one dropped a handgun. He grabbed it and tried to get back into the house but was scared off by more shots.

Begs the question: arrogant or incredibly stupid?
25 posted on 02/19/2014 2:36:33 PM PST by GirlShortstop (Every person has a duty to seek and serve the truth. Abp Charles J. Chaput, OFMCap)
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To: Red Badger

“No one was hurt in the incident. “

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At least the thugs were arrested.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 2:37:08 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Paladin2

What he isn’t banging the help? That’s a step up from the last guy.


27 posted on 02/19/2014 2:37:19 PM PST by csvset
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To: Bidimus1

Hitting a perp would reduce the risk of hitting a near neighbor.


28 posted on 02/19/2014 2:38:14 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: matt04

High Point Carbine (9mm, 40 S&W, .45 acp) — Excellent value for around $300.00


29 posted on 02/19/2014 2:38:30 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: csvset
The new guy in in his honeymoon period. He may be the real deal.

I think the last two chiefs were porking the help.

30 posted on 02/19/2014 2:39:49 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: matt04

Bump


31 posted on 02/19/2014 2:40:05 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: MulberryDraw

She was using a defense rifle. You have a good point. It needs to be used across the board for self defense.


32 posted on 02/19/2014 2:40:06 PM PST by healy61
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To: matt04

Wow! That anchor is beautiful!

The mom was a black lady. So the question is, where is Rev Jesse and Rev AL? A black lady shot at black yutes.


33 posted on 02/19/2014 2:40:07 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Bidimus1

oops my mistake.. she had to give one a refresher course !


34 posted on 02/19/2014 2:41:26 PM PST by Bidimus1
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To: matt04

Too bad she didn’t kill them, and save someone the aggravation sometime in the future.


35 posted on 02/19/2014 2:41:38 PM PST by pallis
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To: Red Badger

I just loves a happy ending!.......................
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A happier ending would have included 3 body bags.


36 posted on 02/19/2014 2:42:44 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: Zhang Fei; no-to-illegals; SunkenCiv; All

Maybe she didn’t want to hit them, just scare them away. I never wanted a gun until after my home was broken into. Then, I knew I could at least shoot to wound, and got a nice big pistol that would knock down a wounded man. It also has a hair trigger, because I learned that when terrified, I didn’t have much strength to pull a trigger.


37 posted on 02/19/2014 2:44:23 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“This is in a U.K. paper? Odd. Such heroics in Detroit should at least appear in the papers in the good old USA.”

Oh, it’s not odd at all. Sort of like “The Voice of America”, and “Radio Free Europe”, except in reverse.


38 posted on 02/19/2014 2:45:04 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: GirlShortstop
Begs the question: arrogant or incredibly stupid?

Gee, can't he be both ?

39 posted on 02/19/2014 2:47:48 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: matt04
I know that the police have their own rules, but I wouldn't handle a likely loaded, hot and still smoking firearm like this:


40 posted on 02/19/2014 2:47:49 PM PST by Greysard
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To: 3Fingas

Good Things - Mom and Children are safe and morons were arrested.

Sad Things - Morons will be supported by tax payers while they have three hots and a cot.
Morons are still breathing.


41 posted on 02/19/2014 2:47:50 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Greysard

For $39 she needs to upgrade to the Beretta style stock.

http://www.atigunstocks.com/rifle/164-hi-point-9mm-carbine-stock.html


42 posted on 02/19/2014 2:50:27 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Paladin2

Perhaps she recognized the “youts” and decided not to hurt them.


43 posted on 02/19/2014 2:55:13 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Greysard

This clown is still alive?


44 posted on 02/19/2014 2:55:47 PM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Cheapskate

The action could be held open on the other side.


45 posted on 02/19/2014 2:57:59 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: VerySadAmerican

A black lady shot at black yutes............. Black Yutes?? I thought they were red Yutes. Not to be confused with the Yoots of Bensonhurst Brooklyn USA.


46 posted on 02/19/2014 2:58:41 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: 3Fingas
High Point Carbine (9mm, 40 S&W, .45 acp) — Excellent value for around $300.00

Yep. It is an excellent and affordable little rifle but it is hardly an "assault rifle". As it is in a pistol caliber it is quite easy for a woman to shoot and control which makes it very good for home defense. It is also deadly and these thugs were darned lucky she wasn't aiming it at them even though she should have been.

47 posted on 02/19/2014 3:02:19 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: chiefqc

I am glad that the homeowner and her family are ok.

The pistol caliber carbine is a decent choice for home defense but certainly not the best.

The best home defense (for the typical suburban home) in order are:

1. Shotgun
2. full size pistol or revolver
3. pistol caliber carbine (higher velocity more likely to over penetrate than the first two options)
4. rifle (most likely to over-penetrate and cause bystander injuries)

If no firearms are available, a good Louisville slugger baseball bat is better than nothing at all. I have one of these in my truck (just in case I decide to play baseball or something...LOL)

Having said all that, any weapon that deters or stops a crime without hurting innocent people is an effective weapon in that particular situation.


48 posted on 02/19/2014 3:03:53 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: matt04

Why in hell do we only get this kind of news from the UK? What is wrong with our dipship media? Can’t we just get rid of our dipship media and tell them all ‘go to hell’?


49 posted on 02/19/2014 3:04:17 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Gritty

Before Obama took office, you could get these carbines brand new for $145.
I believe the 9mm takes 15 rd mags.


50 posted on 02/19/2014 3:06:03 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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