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Stu Pedaso

Erie, PA

#1 Jan 6, 2013
Mom hides children, shoots intruder Paul Ali Slater 5 times:

Posted on: 12:06 am, January 6, 2013, by Web Staff, updated on: 07:48pm, 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
Posh

Erie, PA

#2 Jan 6, 2013
Good post Stup. Here is the video

http://myfox8.com/2013/01/06/ga-mom-shoots-in...

It's a shame this criminal will have his worthless life saved by the taxpayer.

Wonder how many times he voted for Obama??
Coyote

Erie, PA

#4 Jan 7, 2013
Isn't it strange how these stories never make it to CNN, MSNBC and the like?
Frank

Fairview, PA

#5 Jan 7, 2013
"I just want to be absolutely clear. Alright, So I don't want any misunderstanding when you all go home and you are talking to your buddies and you say, ah 'He wants to take your guns away.' You've heard it here, I'm on television so everybody knows it. I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away."

Obama,,,,,,,,,,

What a POS!
cheetos

United States

#6 Jan 7, 2013
Coyote wrote:
Isn't it strange how these stories never make it to CNN, MSNBC and the like?
Or the fact that these people were in their home, minding their own business when criminals came to their door. It’s terrifying to think what could have happened to those women and 12 year old little girl if the dirt bags would have gotten their hands on them. Sad that they were put in that position in their own home, I don’t feel they were defending their possessions as much as protecting their lives; which they have every right to do.
yoo hoo

Erie, PA

#7 Jan 7, 2013
cheetos wrote:
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Or the fact that these people were in their home, minding their own business when criminals came to their door. It’s terrifying to think what could have happened to those women and 12 year old little girl if the dirt bags would have gotten their hands on them. Sad that they were put in that position in their own home, I don’t feel they were defending their possessions as much as protecting their lives; which they have every right to do.
Sorry lady, it is up to Obama to decide what rights we have.
cheetos

United States

#8 Jan 7, 2013
I would consider relinquishing some of my rights knowing that tougher laws on criminals were implemented. Although I shouldn't have to because of a scum bag.
Coyote

Erie, PA

#9 Jan 7, 2013
cheetos wrote:
I would consider relinquishing some of my rights knowing that tougher laws on criminals were implemented. Although I shouldn't have to because of a scum bag.
No need to relinquish any rights.
Increase mandatory penalties for crimes committed with a weapon severly, say minimum 25 years for armed robbery. Kill someone during such a crime, 40 years. Second offense? Automatic death penalty.
I'd be fine with tackling the straw buyer issue. If you sell a gun without going through a FFL dealer (gunshow loophole) and that gun is used in a crime at a later date, you are going to be charged as if you participated in the crime. That would make at least the honest people think twice about selling a gun to a stranger or even giving one to a family member.
tim leary

Erie, PA

#10 Jan 7, 2013
tim leary

Erie, PA

#11 Jan 8, 2013
The dirty perpetrator had been arrested 6 times since 2008. Probably voted for Obama that many times also. Great criminal justice system. Liberals are deranged.
yoo hoo

Erie, PA

#12 Jan 9, 2013
yoo hoo wrote:
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Sorry lady, it is up to Obama to decide what rights we have.
No, it's up to courts in the end. You've been reading too much WorldNetDaily fake yoo hoo.
yoo hoo

Erie, PA

#13 Jan 9, 2013
cheetos wrote:
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Or the fact that these people were in their home, minding their own business when criminals came to their door. It’s terrifying to think what could have happened to those women and 12 year old little girl if the dirt bags would have gotten their hands on them. Sad that they were put in that position in their own home, I don’t feel they were defending their possessions as much as protecting their lives; which they have every right to do.
The kids in Newtown were no less innocent being in their school. And while it may be terrible to think what "could have happened" I doubt many gun advocates would take that as a reason to ban guns...because of what COULD happen.

Homes are legally protected as if sanctuaries for the holy--and that's fine--but I do question if this outcome was the best of all worlds.

Those girls and the mother will have to live with the horror of the shooting they witnessed despite 2nd amenders HOO AH mentality regarding justified shootings.

I think it odd too that 1) someone doesn't answer their door...must have been because they don't get many darkies around there, and 2) that if you have a gun you hide in a closet. And could it be that the perp was looking for a house where nobody was home?

Even if afraid why not answer the door with the gun behind your back? Or even if not that, just stand in an off room with your gun in hand, ready incase he does break in?

I think this story is more a celebration of the shooting than of someone defending their possessions--which in the end is all it may have been about.

The point being is we can't know another's intentions and a burglar would never be believed even if he honestly was just looking for a vacant house to steal from. But as long as there was a shooting in the home the mother was a hero. I don't necessarily buy it.

BTW why didn't she call 911?
yoo hoo

Erie, PA

#14 Jan 9, 2013
Coyote wrote:
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No need to relinquish any rights.
Increase mandatory penalties for crimes committed with a weapon severly, say minimum 25 years for armed robbery. Kill someone during such a crime, 40 years. Second offense? Automatic death penalty.
I'd be fine with tackling the straw buyer issue. If you sell a gun without going through a FFL dealer (gunshow loophole) and that gun is used in a crime at a later date, you are going to be charged as if you participated in the crime. That would make at least the honest people think twice about selling a gun to a stranger or even giving one to a family member.
Why stop at the straw buyer issue? Why not say if someone commits a crime with YOUR gun you are going to get the same sentence? Could it be because owners don't really want to be responsible for their guns? I say if you can't be responsible to that degree then you shouldn't have a gun.
Coyote

Erie, PA

#15 Jan 9, 2013
yoo hoo wrote:
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Why stop at the straw buyer issue? Why not say if someone commits a crime with YOUR gun you are going to get the same sentence? Could it be because owners don't really want to be responsible for their guns? I say if you can't be responsible to that degree then you shouldn't have a gun.
It would depend on how they got it. If they steal it and it went unreported for more than a short period of time then yes I'd be ok with that, particularly if the owner could show reasonable steps were in place to keep it secure, such as it being locked in a safe or such.

Were someone to break into my home when there is no one there, they might gain access to a gun but unless they are a hobby gunsmith they aren't going to have a functional one without some spare parts. I remove important small pieces to any of my firearms not currently in use. On top of that they all have trigger locks and are kept in a gun safe or locked containers. Ammo is stored separately and locked up all well. These steps are taken more to ensure against curiosity getting the better of my kids than theft, but is suitable for both.

Break in while I'm home and there is a likely chance to end up like the invader in the OP story.
Coyote

Erie, PA

#16 Jan 9, 2013
sorry if the owner could not show reasonable attempts to keep it secure.
Coyote

Erie, PA

#17 Jan 9, 2013
Straw buyers and corrupt FFL sales are the most common means for criminals to acquire a firearm.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...

Theft is pretty low on the list, but then trying to legislate the use of gun locks and such in the home was never really about the risk of theft, but protecting children from themselves, and criminals from the home owner.
yoo hoo

Erie, PA

#19 Jan 9, 2013
Coyote wrote:
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1)It would depend on how they got it. If they steal it and it went unreported for more than a short period of time then yes I'd be ok with that, particularly if the owner could show reasonable steps were in place to keep it secure, such as it being locked in a safe or such.
2)Were someone to break into my home when there is no one there, they might gain access to a gun but unless they are a hobby gunsmith they aren't going to have a functional one without some spare parts. I remove important small pieces to any of my firearms not currently in use. On top of that they all have trigger locks and are kept in a gun safe or locked containers. Ammo is stored separately and locked up all well. These steps are taken more to ensure against curiosity getting the better of my kids than theft, but is suitable for both.
3)Break in while I'm home and there is a likely chance to end up like the invader in the OP story.
Bravo gun owner you! You seem very responsible. If every gun owner were like you we may not be having this conversation. But...
1) As an analogy look at gun ownership like sperm ownership. If one goes off, you got a life sentence of paying dues whether the rubber broke, she said she was fixed, I had my guns in a safe or whatever. One's about living and one's about dying but you gotta pay the man whatever the case IMO.
2) Bravo! This as law to be followed is what I think would prevent unintended deaths. But then again if needing a gun is a split second decision, you may be putting yourself at harm. Bravo again for protecting your kids from their own curiosity above some unlikely need to shoot on a seconds notice.
3) I understand. But would you shoot first if the law said that when your gun is drawn you must first order them to drop to the ground? I don't care one way or another other than as conversation but I question why someone would shoot if they didn't have to except as it is what they were trained will give them the rush of the kill, give them egoistic bragging rights or whatever...
yoo hoo

Erie, PA

#20 Jan 9, 2013
Coyote wrote:
Straw buyers and corrupt FFL sales are the most common means for criminals to acquire a firearm.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...
Theft is pretty low on the list, but then trying to legislate the use of gun locks and such in the home was never really about the risk of theft, but protecting children from themselves, and criminals from the home owner.
Ha ha. You seem reasonable but really, gun locks are about protecting "criminals from the home owner"? That's your Mulligan ;)
mind your own

Erie, PA

#21 Jan 9, 2013
yoo hoo wrote:
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Why stop at the straw buyer issue? Why not say if someone commits a crime with YOUR gun you are going to get the same sentence? Could it be because owners don't really want to be responsible for their guns? I say if you can't be responsible to that degree then you shouldn't have a gun.
how about if someone steals your car and someone gets killed with it , you should be sentenced for murder.
same thing
Coyote

Erie, PA

#22 Jan 9, 2013
yoo hoo wrote:
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Bravo gun owner you! You seem very responsible. If every gun owner were like you we may not be having this conversation. But...
1) As an analogy look at gun ownership like sperm ownership. If one goes off, you got a life sentence of paying dues whether the rubber broke, she said she was fixed, I had my guns in a safe or whatever. One's about living and one's about dying but you gotta pay the man whatever the case IMO.
2) Bravo! This as law to be followed is what I think would prevent unintended deaths. But then again if needing a gun is a split second decision, you may be putting yourself at harm. Bravo again for protecting your kids from their own curiosity above some unlikely need to shoot on a seconds notice.
3) I understand. But would you shoot first if the law said that when your gun is drawn you must first order them to drop to the ground? I don't care one way or another other than as conversation but I question why someone would shoot if they didn't have to except as it is what they were trained will give them the rush of the kill, give them egoistic bragging rights or whatever...
I'd likely give the command to get out after place a small red dot on their center of mass. Having to guard them until authorities arrive wouldn't be high on my list of smart things to do.

I'll stick to bragging about my success as a hunter to like minded folk. Having to shoot someone is second to last of things I want to do in life, beating only being killed by some fool who thinks stealing from me is easier than working for their own, or who wants to harm my family.

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