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  • 'I'm not just the typical granny:' 80-year old shoots, kills intruder

    05/06/2016 5:44:17 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 28 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 5/5/2016 | Lindsay Cohen
    SULTAN, Wash. -- Four shots fired. Three hit the intruder. It was one surreal moment, says Barb Moles. "I was just intent upon stopping him. I didn't have any other thought in my head," says Moles. "I just knew I had to stop him." Moles, 80, was home with her husband, John, and their adult son Thursday night when she says she heard a commotion. She walked into the kitchen and found her husband bleeding on the floor. John, a retired Boeing worker, had been attacked with a knife and beaten with a crowbar, authorities said. He said three words...
  • Delaware man killed with own gun in Steelton home invasion, shooting: Dauphin County coroner

    07/29/2015 3:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Megan Trimble
    HARRISBURG — A Delaware man was killed with his own gun after a botched attempt to invade a Steelton home. The fatal shooting started as a John Doe case, with the victims saying they did not know the man or his accomplice, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said Tuesday afternoon. While the coroner's office has since identified the man killed in the incident, Hetrick said he is withholding the name to allow the man's wife to discuss the death with the couple's young children in Wilmington. Hetrick described him as "a black male that is not really from this area"...
  • Inexpensive Home Defense Duo

    04/28/2015 10:27:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 49 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 4/28/2015 | Frank Jardim
    When Winchester produced its famous 1873 lever-action rifles and carbines, Colt wasted no time in chambering its single-action Army revolver in Winchester’s calibers from .44-40 down to .32-20. There are times when the quick handling and easy portability of a handgun is of paramount importance for self defense, but when faced with dire threats cowboys knew it was much better to have a repeating rifle. A handgun and long arm in the same caliber was a winner on the American frontier. From a self-defense standpoint, today’s shooters can find a practical, cost-effective, modern parallel to the 19th century Colt/Winchester...
  • VANITY: Best Cylinder 0.22 LR Handgun?

    02/18/2015 5:35:41 AM PST · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 96 replies
    My Inbred Brain ^ | 18FEB2015 | VANITY of Cletus
    Looking for input on a good 22LR handgun, preferably a revolver [so as I don't have to hunt down brass for the local constabulary, post use]. I'd also ask y'all for any "barrel length / configuration" you think might support my home-defense needs. Disclosure: I'm in TX.
  • Madison Heights (VA) woman (81) dies, son in critical condition after home invasion

    01/23/2015 6:58:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    The News and Advance ^ | January 22, 2015 | Sherese Gore & Ashlie Walter
    Autumn Parry/The News & Advance Norma Jean Freeman, 81, died at the hospital from injuries after someone entered her Martins Lane home in Madison Heights and attacked her and her son, Allen H. Freeman Jr., early Thursday morning. A “brutal” home-invasion attack Thursday morning that left a woman dead and her son badly wounded has rocked the quiet community in Madison Heights. Autumn Parry/The News & Advance First responders investigate the scene of a "brutal" home-invasion in Madison Heights early Thursday morning. The attacker's identity remains unknown. Norma Jean Freeman, 81, died at the hospital from injuries she sustained after...
  • Dramatic 911 Call Captures Oklahoma Man Shooting Home Intruder

    03/23/2013 12:39:35 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 95 replies ^ | Mar. 22, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    ‘I Just Put Three Rounds in His A**’: Dramatic 911 Call Captures Oklahoma Man Shooting Home Intruder After Police Couldn’t Arrive Fast Enough Mar. 22, 2013 11:23pm by Jason Howerton A dramatic 911 call recorded a Oklahoma man’s confrontation with an intruder who broke into his Ponca City home early Thursday morning. The homeowner ended up shooting the intruder several times when police didn’t arrive in time. The roughly five minute 911 call begins frantically enough:“You better get these (expletive) here or they will die,”the man told a 911 dispatcher. The homeowner stayed on the line with 911 as he...
  • COPS: “You’re on your own” before police arrive

    03/08/2013 7:39:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    Guns Save Life ^ | Mar 8, 2013
    COPS: “You’re on your own” before police arrive Video Project Veritas has hit another home run with a new powerhouse video out of an undercover reporter asked police officers in a number of New York State communities (and a few outside NY State) what he’s supposed to do between the time he would call 9-1-1 for help and the time cops show up. They all agreed he was on his own. Cops’ advice for what to do in that interim period of time before they arrive? They tell the 63-year-old reporter to scream, make noise and flee the house. “You...
  • Police on Home Invasion: "You're on Your Own"

    Project Veritas is out with a damning video showing police officers from multiple departments saying "you're on your own" when it comes to home invasions. The video focuses on New Jersey and New York, where it is nearly impossible to obtain a firearm. In New Jersey you must obtain a permit to purchase a Biden approved shotgun. Some officers are seen offering advice about how to fight off an intruder: throw bleach, yell, hide with your cell phone and call the police, etc. Officers steered clear from suggesting the man in the video obtain a firearm to protect himself, his...
  • Police: No charges expected in self-defense shooting death

    02/27/2013 11:45:16 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | Jim Mustian
    No charges are expected to be filed against a man who fatally shot an intruder trying to force his way into his residence late Saturday, Baton Rouge police said Tuesday. The resident, Kurt Anderson, exchanged gunfire with Anthony Taylor, a 20-year-old man who tried to break into the home at 3875 Topeka St., police said. Police Lt. Don Kelly said Anderson had not been expecting anyone late Saturday night and armed himself with a handgun before opening the door for Taylor. Taylor, the only person struck in the exchange of gunfire, ran and collapsed a short distance away, Kelly said....
  • Defense of your home and family.

    02/27/2013 9:12:15 AM PST · by jongaltsr · 10 replies
    Self Defense Inside the Home: Avoiding over-penetration - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:53:15 AM · 17 of 29 jongaltsr to EXCH54FE I learned to pay attention to shadows. To differentiate between clouds moving overhead, Trees blowing in the wind and such. I learned to differentiate between reflections passing my window by listening to hear if at the same time a car passed by or if the reflection was my dog by listening for his nails on the sidewalk. That is something you pick up in battle. That is something you pick up when you want to survive another day. Yes,...
  • "How to" book on Community Defense Book goes viral "A Failure of Civility"

    02/26/2013 2:23:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    As responsible citizens continue to buy all the defensive weapons that can be acquired, a new book on community defense has gone viral. Promoted in part by a "hasty" review by Matt Bracken, the noted author Castigo Cay and the Enemies, Foreign and Domestic trilogy, the books authors are hard pressed to keep up with demand. As a fan Matt Bracken's writing, I was looking forward to obtaining a copy of "A Failure of Civility". All I have received is this apologetic email, which I can well sympathize with: Thank you for your inquiry about “A Failure of Civility.” We’re...
  • Bracken: A Review Of “A Failure Of Civility”

    02/25/2013 9:37:20 AM PST · by Perseverando · 81 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | February 24, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    “A Failure of Civility” A Book Review by Matt Bracken First, let me apologize for the poor writing quality of this review. Normally, I write an essay and spend days and days polishing it. Not this time. I’m currently in between my “pretty” essays, but this review is just pure business, like a claw hammer you picked up at Home Depot to bang nails. Pretty has nothing to do with it, so let’s get on with the job. Second, let me apologize to the other very kind authors who have sent me their books to review over the past months....
  • (vanity) Yep, it's another "Help me pick home defense guns" thread

    02/22/2013 9:03:26 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 110 replies
    2/19/13 | marty
    POSTED THE OTHER NIGHT ON FB WHILE FR WAS DOWN: Stopped by my local gun shop tonight for the first time, to see what their inventory/prices were like.

 Was surprised by the friendly reception I got. Bunch of good ol' types hanging around.

I'm looking for a handgun + shotgun for home defense. The units would be low maintenance, use comparatively inexpensive ammo and be easy for a man or woman to use.

I looked at a Mossberg 500 (20 gauge) & some Taurus Millenium Series .45 ACPss -- these latter looked to be far too large

 What do FReepers recommend?
  • OH:Neighbors say suspect shot by homeowner

    01/23/2013 6:43:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 19 January, 2013 | Jackie Sprague
    WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) - West Carrollton Police cleared the scene at Upland Drive just before 10 Saturday night. Neighbors tell 2 News they heard shots fired on Skyview Drive, which is a street over, just before 7 P.M. They say they saw a man fall into the street, bleeding, then he took off.
  • Burglar arrested after homeowner shoots out getaway car's tire (OH)

    12/03/2012 3:54:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 29 November, 2012 | NA
    <p>A man is in custody after deputies said he picked the wrong house to burglarize Wednesday.</p> <p>The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said Jason Hawk broke into a home in the 7000 block of Glendale-Milford Road just before noon, but was discovered when the homeowner returned.</p>
  • Islander shoots trespasser(TX)

    09/10/2012 11:42:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 9 September, 2012 | Whitney Hodgin
    GALVESTON — A man caught trespassing on private property in Galveston on Friday night was shot by a resident but did not suffer life-threatening wounds, Galveston police Lt. Michael Gray said. The resident of the 2100 block of Avenue P home told police he heard a commotion in the backyard about 9:30 p.m. and found Sergio Rojas, 24, in the backyard. The two did not know each other. The resident shot Rojas once in the arm. A second bullet possibly grazed Rojas in the forehead, Gray said. Police found Rojas, who was conscious and coherent, inside a garage apartment on...
  • Drift Off To Sleep By Counting The 105 Guns Stashed In Your Bed (BedBunker Gun Safe)

    04/11/2012 6:51:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    DVICE ^ | Apr 11, 2012 | Michael Trei
    Drift off to sleep by counting the 105 guns stashed in your bed Would you feel safer in bed at night, if you knew that just inches away you had enough firepower to weaponize a small army? If so, then the BedBunker weapons storage system could be for you. The BedBunker is a gun safe that replaces your bed's box spring, providing a place that's close at hand to store your arsenal. Don't worry that you might have more guns than you could fit inside your bed, because the BedBunker actually has room for 35 rifles and 70 handguns. To...
  • VA-ALERT: VCDL (VA Citizens Defense League) Update 4/1/12

    04/05/2012 10:59:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    Virginia Citizens Defense League ^ | April 1, 2012 | Philip Van Cleave
    VA-ALERT: VCDL Update 4/1/12 Not yet a VCDL member? Join VCDL at: VCDL's meeting schedule: Abbreviations used in VA-ALERT: 1. A NEW Protest at JMU on April 2nd! 2. VCDL booth at Richmond Tea Party - help needed! 3. New NoVA gun stores 4. Message from Bob Sadtler 5. LTE: One-handgun-a-month law didn't prevent VT shooting 6. Battle over public access to gun permits 7. National right to carry - contact senators 8. Eric Holder "brainwashing" tape on gun-control from 1995 [VIDEO] 9. MIssouri House votes to add gun owners to state's protected groups 10. Greater Lynchburg...
  • Police: Woman Shoots Ex-Boyfriend in the Face(OH)

    01/06/2012 6:56:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 4 January, 2012 | Jack Shea
    BEDFORD, Ohio— A Bedford woman was defending herself Wednesday morning when she shot her ex-boyfriend in the face after he broke into her house, authorities told Fox 8 News. Investigators said the suspect showed up at the woman's home on Grant Boulevard, and when she didn't answer the front door, he allegedly went to the back door, broke a window and forced his way inside. Police said the woman was at the top of her stairs, and told her ex to leave, but instead, he started up the stairs, and that's when she shot him in the face. On a...
  • Okla. Woman Shoots, Kills Intruder: 911 Operators Say It's Okay to Shoot

    01/04/2012 9:18:39 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 93 replies
    GMA Yahoo ^ | 01/04/2012 | KEVIN DOLAK and RYAN OWENS
    A young Oklahoma mother shot and killed an intruder to protect her 3-month-old baby on New Year's Eve, less than a week after the baby's father died of cancer. Sarah McKinley says that a week earlier a man named Justin Martin dropped by on the day of her husband's funeral, claiming that he was a neighbor who wanted to say hello. The 18-year-old Oklahoma City area woman did not let him into her home that day. On New Year's Eve Martin returned with another man, Dustin Stewart, and this time was armed with a 12-inch hunting knife. The two soon...
  • Home invasion ends with suspect’s stabbing(WA)

    01/03/2012 8:01:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 1 January, 2012 | Jefferson Robbins
    CHELAN FALLS — Chelan County sheriff’s deputies said a man suspected of breaking into a Chelan Falls home was stabbed by the homeowner in self-defense. Suspect Joshua D. Rogge, 32, suffered stab wounds that were deemed not life-threatening. Deputies said the 49-year-old homeowner on Chelan Street called 911 about 9:30 p.m. Friday, reporting that Rogge had forced entry into the house armed with a baseball bat. The homeowner wielded a kitchen knife to defend himself. Rogge fled and was found at Lake Chelan Community Hospital after driving himself there for medical attention, deputies said. He was ailed after treatment on...
  • The 40mm Machine Gun!!!( video of the Bofors 44mm.)

    05/25/2011 6:47:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 49 replies · 1+ views ^ | may, 2011 | FPSRussia
    I need one of these! Holy Carp!
  • BWAHAhahaha! I love stupid liberals, aka, the blind leading the blind. (home defense weapons)

    08/09/2010 1:10:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Reddit ^ | 8/9/10
    This is a thread that's active on Reddit right now. Pity them. No, don't pity them; they deserve what they get.
  • Stepping up from my Browning 9mm (FReeper advice needed for higher caliber pistol)

    08/05/2010 12:13:58 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 113 replies
    vanity ^ | 8-5-10 | wac3rd
    I bought a 9mm and love using it, but am debating what to get for home protection at a higher caliber. I like the looks of the 1911 45's and I also like the idea of a 40 caliber Glock or 10mm Glock. I think I want a semi-automatic, so the revolver is out... Finally, should I get a shorter barrel (4" or less) or stick with the standard 4.5 - 5" barrel? Your advice would be very much appreciated...
  • A Burglar's Perspective of Your Home

    04/30/2010 8:14:48 AM PDT · by ladyL · 21 replies · 1,448+ views
    13 Things Your Burglar Won't Tell You: 1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator. 2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier. 3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they...
  • Suspected robbery triggers gunfire, teen shot

    02/13/2010 7:48:35 AM PST · by LatinaGOP · 14 replies · 628+ views
    Bernalillo County deputies say a woman shot a teen Friday afternoon who she said was trying to break into her home. Deputies were called to the scene in the 9900 block of Academy, near Golf Course and Paradise NW, after getting a 911 call from a woman who said someone was trying to break into her home.
  • Las Cruces, NM home invader shot by armed victim

    12/29/2009 3:50:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 670+ views
    Self Defense Examiner ^ | 28 December, 2009 | Eric Puryear
    A Las Cruces, NM apartment renter reportedly used his handgun to stop a pair of home invaders who broke in at 8 AM. Police say that the home invasion victim was sleeping in his apartment, on the 1400 block of Telshor Drive, when two intruders broke in and advanced on him. The sound of the home invaders' entry is said to have awoken the victim, at which point he grabbed his handgun and fired in self defense. One of the suspected intruders, who police have only described as a Hispanic male in his 20's, was reportedly found dead at the...
  • Sheriff: Revenge likely motive for fatal home invasion(NC)

    10/06/2009 8:06:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 832+ views ^ | 5 October, 2009 | na
    Halifax, N.C. — A New Jersey man who was shot and killed during a home invasion in Halifax Friday morning was likely seeking revenge for a two decade-old domestic dispute, according to Halifax County Sheriff Jeff Frazier. The investigation is ongoing into details of the 1988 dispute between Marcel Alston, of Halifax, and Carlton L. Burgess, 61, of Lumberton, N.J. Frazier said. "It's baffling right now. We've got a lot of loose ends that we've got to try to tie up," said Lt. Bobby Martin, with the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. Investigators said that a knock woke up Alston around...
  • Sheriff: Ill. homeowner kills armed robbers

    09/22/2009 8:36:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 849+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 22 September, 2009 | AP
    INDIANOLA, Ill. - Police say an eastern Illinois man shot two people to death after they forced their way into his home and tried to rob him. Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn says the two masked men held the homeowner on the floor at gunpoint Monday night and choked him while demanding money. The sheriff says the alleged robbers were 22 and 17 but didn't identify them or the homeowner.
  • Resident expels intruder with handgun(MI)

    09/22/2009 8:33:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies · 944+ views
    Record Eagle ^ | 22 September, 2009 | ART BUKOWSKI
    TRAVERSE CITY -- An allegedly drunken man who entered a Traverse City home in the middle of the night found himself at gunpoint. Aaron TwoCrow, 24, of Suttons Bay, allegedly entered a home on the 800 block of Fern Street at about 4:20 a.m. Saturday, police said. A female homeowner was up rocking her 15-month-old child in the living room when she heard her kitchen door open and saw a stranger in the home. "She's just sitting there in the dead of night ... and this guy comes in and scares the crap out of her," Traverse City Police Capt....
  • 3 Men Force Their Way Into McDonald Home, Homeowner Chases Them Out (PA)

    09/22/2009 7:45:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 949+ views ^ | 18 September, 2009 | staff
    McDonald, Pa. -- Police said three men who forced their way into a Washington County home were greeted by a homeowner with a shotgun. “It’s not a very nice thing to happen in McDonald, because McDonald is a very quiet town,” said neighbor, Don Feigley. Police said the homeowner, Joseph Tokarksi, who was one of several people in the house, came down the steps with the weapon in his hand. “I’m prepared to do what I have to do to protect my home and my family,” said Toarski. “I’m all for that. I think anybody should be allowed to defend...
  • UPDATE: Deadly Shooting in Fitchburg (WI)

    09/17/2009 8:46:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies · 2,101+ views
    nbc15 ^ | 17 September, 2009 | Staff
    UPDATED Thursday, September 17, 2009 --- 4:40 p.m. The fiancee of the man who was shot and killed after he broke into a house speaks. Forty-one-year-old Jamie Chen was alone at his home on the 2900 block of Osmundsen Road in Fitchburg Wednesday afternoon when police say Roberto Vega-Gil broke in. Fearing for his life, Chen grabbed a gun. A short time later he shot and killed Vega-Gil as he emerged from the basement. And now the intruder's family is trying to figure out why he did what he did. "This is Roberto and I when we were ready to...
  • Man Shoots Intruder Armed With Bat(OR)

    09/17/2009 5:02:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies · 1,795+ views
    kptv ^ | 9 September, 2009 | Staff
    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -- Police say a man shot an intruder who was armed with a baseball bat Tuesday night. Mark Farrell, 24, of Beatty, entered Jim Westman's house armed with a wooden baseball bat, said Klamath Falls Sheriff Timothy Evinger in a news release. Farrell attempted to assault Westman with the bat and Westman fired one round from a .22-caliber rifle, which hit Farrell in the right forearm. Farrell continued to assault Westman after he was shot, Evinger said. Roxann Klobucar, Westman's mother, was able to wrestle the bat from Farrell. Klobucar hit Farrell several times in the head...
  • Homeowner Shoots Armed Robbery Suspects(FL)

    09/17/2009 4:54:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 794+ views
    News13 ^ | 14 September, 2009 | Staff
    ORMOND BEACH -- Two attempted armed robbery suspects were hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds after the man police said they tried to rob shot them. According to police, Christopher Young, 38, and William Bell, 31, went into the home of Dane Rollins, 34, early Sunday morning armed with handguns. Police said after the suspects stole cash, Rollins grabbed his shotgun and went after them. The two suspects fled, but police said they later found them with several gunshot wounds. The men were taken to Halifax Medical Center. Rollins was not hurt. Police said shocked neighbors witnessed the entire gunfight. “‘Boom,...
  • PD: Homeowner takes burglar into custody during break-in (AZ)

    09/04/2009 1:39:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 1,204+ views ^ | 3 September, 2009 | Deborah Stocks
    CHANDLER, AZ -- Police say two teens face burglary charges after they allegedly forced their way into a home with a 14-year-old boy inside Wednesday morning. According to a Chandler police report, the teen was alone in the home near Frye and Alma school roads when two men knocked on the front door about 7:30 a.m. Since he didn't know the men, the boy did not answer the door, according to the report. Police said the men then forced their way into the home through a back door and the boy ran out of the house to a neighbor who...
  • Man fired to defend himself, police say(NC)

    09/03/2009 7:44:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 640+ views ^ | 2 September, 2009 | MARK SCHULTZ
    HILLSBOROUGH -- Police do not expect to charge a 65-year-old Faucette Mill Road homeowner who shot an intruder Friday night. "At this point we believe he was acting in self-defense," Lt. Davis Trimmer of the Hillsborough Police Department said Tuesday. "He was alone in his house. He came out and found three men in his living room." The case will be reviewed by the district attorney's office, Trimmer said. More Local & State * DA recuses self from Soles case * Pit bull that chewed off baby's toes is euthanized * Inmate confessed to woman's murder * Woman guilty in...
  • Carondelet Killings Were Self-Defense, Police Say(LA)

    09/01/2009 10:59:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 567+ views
    wdsu ^ | 31 August, 2009 | staff
    NEW ORLEANS -- Two brothers who were shot and stabbed to death in a Carondelet Street apartment late Sunday night were killed in apparent self-defense, New Orleans police said. Click To Comment Carlos Calderon, 39, and Luis Calderon, 26, were found dead around 11:15 p.m. Sunday in an apartment at 1132 Carondelet Street. Two other men, a 38-year-old and a 31-year-old, were found in the apartment with multiple stab wounds. The Calderon brothers lived in the same building and had been involved in an argument with the two survivors earlier Sunday, police said. Later that night, the brothers -- armed...
  • Homeowner fires at intruder Tips still being sought in recent burglary(ND)

    08/28/2009 5:32:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies · 260+ views
    West Fargo Pioneer ^ | 27 August, 2009 | Karen Huber
    There is no suspect in the burglary attempt that occurred August 18, in Eagle Run at 1139 38 ˝ Ave. W., where the homeowner, Jason Fonder, fired a single shot at an intruder discovered in his residence. Also home at the time were his wife, and two-year old daughter. There were no injuries and nothing was taken. West Fargo Police responded to a call of a burglary in progress at about 1:30 a.m. By the time they arrived, the suspect had fled and has yet to be found. The suspect is believed to have entered through an unlocked door. He...
  • Cops: Armed homeowner stops enraged man(IN)

    08/15/2009 7:40:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 641+ views ^ | 13 August, 2009 | na
    WHITELAND, Ind. (Daily Journal) - A Columbus resident is accused of trying to break into a rural Whiteland home. Patrick F. Ianni, 33, 4440 Post-horn Court, Columbus, was arrested on charges of residential entry and public intoxication. At about 1:40 a.m. Thursday, Ianni kicked the door of a rural Whiteland home and broke the door jam but walked away after the owner threatened to shoot him if he entered the home, according to a police report. "The only smart decision he made was not to enter that home," Johnson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Doug Cox said. "He's alive today...
  • Cop shooting called self-defense

    07/04/2009 5:00:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies · 1,630+ views ^ | 4 July, 2009 | STANLEY B. CHAMBERS JR.
    DURHAM -- As a Durham officer shot Thursday recovers from a second surgery, relatives of the man charged in the shooting say he acted in self-defense. Officer D.J. Youmans remained in stable condition at Duke Hospital Friday. His family has arrived from New York to be with him. "We're just praying a whole lot," Durham Police Chief Jose L. Lopez Sr. said before returning to the hospital Friday afternoon. Youmans, a Durham officer for less than two months, and his training officer, Cpl. B.D. Schnee, were responding to a shots-fired call at the South Square Townhomes on Shannon Road about...
  • Intruder shot and killed. Homeowner not charged

    06/20/2009 6:02:42 PM PDT · by nodakkid · 12 replies · 665+ views
    MOORHEAD – Police here have released a Moorhead man who shot and killed an intruder in his apartment early this morning. Vernon Albert Allen wasn’t charged with a crime after being detained by police for questioning since early this morning, Moorhead Police Lt. Tory Jacobson said in a news release about 4 p.m. Rest of article is here
  • 1 robber killed, 1 wounded in home invasion

    06/19/2009 8:37:02 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 23 replies · 1,928+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | 18 June 2009 | Gary Grado
    One armed robber is dead and another in the hospital after a resident opened fire with a shotgun during a home-invasion robbery late Wednesday in Mesa. According to Sgt. Ed Wessing, Mesa police spokesman, the two armed men entered the home and demanded money in the 1400 block of south Allen, near Stapley Drive and Southern Avenue, about 11:30 p.m. The robbers, both 19, rounded up three men and a woman who lived there into one room. The victims ranged in age from 20 to 24. Wessing said one of the residents had a pistol and aimed it at the...
  • Woman Shoots 2 In Home Invasion(Houston)

    06/17/2009 4:23:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 79 replies · 2,342+ views
    click2Houston ^ | 15 June, 2009 | na
    Deputy Constables: Teen Claimed They Were 'Victims' SPRING, Texas -- A woman opened fire when two robbery suspects broke into her Spring home on Sunday, KPRC Local 2 reported. Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables said the 34-year-old was alone inside the home in the Timberlane subdivision on Briarcreek Boulevard near Cades Cove Drive at about 6 a.m. Investigators said the woman opened fire when the attackers burst through her bedroom door. "She's in her bedroom, locked in her bedroom. And she could hear them rustling through the rooms about the house. She grabbed her weapon and you know, held...
  • Women on Target: Preparing women to defend Liberty

    06/17/2009 4:38:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies · 1,011+ views ^ | 16 June, 2009 | Howard Nemerov
    The United Kingdom and Australia instituted gun bans in 1997. Between 1995 and 2006, women in the United Kingdom suffered a 76.5% increase in rape; by 2007 Australian women experienced a 29.9% increase. Meanwhile, rape decreased 31.7% in America.* Today, women are raped twice as often in the UK as America, and Australian women are raped three times as often. This is damning evidence that gun control places women at greater risk. American women are hearing this message, and more and more are arming themselves every day, not only to protect themselves and their families from harm, but to ensure...
  • Robbery attempts foiled

    06/14/2009 4:36:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 676+ views
    Rocky Mountain Telegram ^ | 2 June, 2009 | Mike Hixenbaugh
    Two separate home robbery attempts were foiled Monday when Twin Counties residents freed themselves from restraints and chased down their alleged assailants. Spencer Cockrell told authorities he cut himself loose and grabbed his gun late Monday night after he and his wife were tied down at their Nash County home and robbed at gunpoint by two Rocky Mount men, later identified as Jesus Pryor and Justin L. Shaw. Deputies said Cockrell freed himself as Pryor, 27, and Shaw, 22, fled the scene. Cockrell chased after them with a gun, officials said. Cockrell told authorities he found Pryor outside the home,...
  • Oklahoma City homeowner kills intruder

    One person is dead in south Oklahoma City where a homeowner says he found an intruder in his house and opened fire. The homeowner shot and killed the man, the wife of the homeowner said. About 11:30 a.m. Scott Henson, a machinist, went home for lunch, 2200 SW 57, his wife Delores Henson said. Her husband has a concealed weapon permit and found the intruder inside. Authorities confirmed one person is dead of a gunshot wound at the scene.
  • Schriever man fatally shoots armed burglar

    05/08/2009 4:53:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies · 928+ views
    Houmatoday ^ | 7 May, 2009 | Matthew Pleasant
    HOUMA — An armed burglary that ended with a homeowner’s brother fatally shooting a suspect was preceded by a rash of similar crimes in the area, deputies said. In the weeks before Tuesday night’s shooting, about 15 burglaries occurred, said Maj. Brent Hidalgo of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office. Within the past month, missing goods including yard tools and even food have been reported to sheriff’s detectives. The high crime is unusual for the Schriever area, and detectives are investigating, he said. “It’s a list (of goods) a mile long,” Hidalgo said. “That’s not normal.” About 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, two...
  • Grand jury: city homicide justifiable

    05/07/2009 3:42:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 847+ views
    Weatherford Democrat ^ | 29 April, 2009 | Galen Scott
    The Weatherford home owner who shot and killed an intruder in March will not face criminal charges, a Parker County Grand Jury recently determined. After hearing a full offense report, which included witness statements and evidence, jurors declined to indict the elderly shooter. Weatherford police presented the case April 16. The homicide, which occurred in the 500 block of South Rusk Street, occurred shortly after 1 a.m. on March 4. On the morning of the incident, Robert Earl Bardwell, 57, of Weatherford, was shot multiple times after police say he forced entry into a residence and started assaulting the elderly...
  • Cops investigate shooting in Ridge

    05/02/2009 6:28:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 437+ views
    Newsday ^ | 1 May, 2009 | JOHN VALENTI
    Police are investigating a shooting in Ridge on Friday in which a witness says a resident of an apartment complex apparently shot a fleeing intruder. Suffolk County Police confirmed there was a shooting at Ethan Allen Court, and said the victim was taken to Brookhaven Hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. Further details were not available. Seventh Squad detectives are investigating. One of the two residents of a unit in the Strathmore Ridge Apartments, home to a father and son, told Newsday there had been a break-in and a fleeing suspect was shot. Emergency medical personnel transported a man to Brookhaven...
  • Burglar shot by homeowner

    05/02/2009 6:19:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 906+ views
    missourian ^ | 30 April, 2009 | Hannah Ritchie
    COLUMBIA — A woman whose house was being burglarized is believed to have shot one of the three men caught in her home early Thursday. The woman arrived at her home in northeast Columbia and found that her back door had been kicked open, according to a release from the Columbia Police Department. Inside, she found three men robbing her house. She left the house, and the men followed her. She told police that one of the men had a handgun and pointed it at her. She fired one round at the men, the release stated. Investigators collected evidence that...