Has a REVOLVER. Shoots Intruder 5 times. Hits six times. He’s still moving. Know what the problem was?

by Skip

Revolvers are what the gun grabbers wish to reduce us to – if even that.”

While the weak-kneed gun grabbers are all thinking that eliminating guns is the answer comes this story that should make themselves grovel in front of this lady; from Loganville, GA:

A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday.

The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. 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.

More has come out since then – she was in a closet with her kids in the attic and was on the phone with her husband when Mr. Scumbag broke in (her husband was the one that called 911).  Just like those teachers in Sandy Hook (and yes, since the Progressives decided to “not let a tragedy go waste” and make it political, I am perfectly fine in “returning fire”).  Just like Adam Lanza, this scumbag man forcibly broke.  No, he wasn’t there merely to burgle the place – if so, he would have been in and out without looking for a conflict.  No, his purpose was to hunt her and her kids down.  Evil personified.  A man against a woman and two little girls – as the Libs say, as the FEMINISTS say, a power inequality existed.  The three females were about to be toast, just like those first graders.  Yet, Progressives believe in their heart of hearts (and tops of their craniums) that they can “perfect” even an evil scumbag of a man.

Oh wait!

“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.

Well, a “force equalizer” – that little bit of steel and explosive charge nullified any advantage he (32-year-old Atlanta resident Paul Slater) had over her and her girls.

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.

“She’s standing over him, and she realizes she’s fired all six rounds. And the guy’s telling her to quit shooting,” Chapman said.

The woman ran to a neighbor’s home with her children. The intruder attempted to flee in his car but crashed into a wooded area and collapsed in a nearby driveway, Chapman said.

Five shots rang out – all hits (and before the police showed up).  The guy is still alive.  The guy was well enough to think and try to escape.  Turns out that it was only a .38 caliber revolver that was fired – limited number of bullets and small rounds at that.  I am far from being an expert but I’ve read stories, especially about the .380 pocket pistols like Ruger’s LCP, that the rounds can have a hard time penetrating through multiple layers of heavy clothing (it is winter, after all) if fired from anything but from a very close range.  Double true for a .22 sized round.   Yes, either caliber can kill someone (See Rick’s post on a .22).

Now ask yourself – what if, with all of the adrenaline coursing through her body, she had missed even once – and was out of bullets.  Revolvers are what the gun grabbers wish to reduce us to – if even that.  That misbegotten policy of a motherless goat would have, perhaps, resulted in 3 deaths (and worse).  Yet, Feinstein and many others want to ban a better solution for that lady and all others in the same situation – ALL semi-automatic guns.  While the emphasis is on AR rifles right now, they’d be immensely happy with themselves if they could take them as well.

Bigger is better for ‘stopping power’ when talking bullet sizes (in general) but there is usually a tradeoff of bullet size and number of bullets in the magazine.  One hit (or maybe two) with a .45 semi-automatic handgun would have settled Mr. Scumbag’s criminal affairs permanently and she would have had 6 – 8 more round just in case she missed (re: massive amounts of adrenaline doesn’t make for steady shooting).  Most 9mm semi handguns?  Much smaller – but up to 15 rounds.  Far better chance for an alone Mom trying to protecting her kids with multiple rounds at close distance.  And if needed (like if Mr. Scumbag had been on PCP), the ability to quickly swap in another loaded magazine might have been a lifesaver.  As in – what if that guy HAD gotten up – and she had no rounds.

This is the destructive side of Progressivism as they believe that Force is only the domain of the State and that, like with all other individual responsibilities, any Natural Rights should be removed from Citizens.  But will, as in this case, will Progressives EVER back down from an obviously failed policy (taking away innocent peoples’ means of defense)?

Of course not – they KNOW they are the smart ones.

 

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  • mer

    Skip, why the heck are you introducing numbers and math into the argument? You know “those people” find numbers and math too hard.

    Would have been interesting to see if the revolver used was rated for 357Magnum (same size bullet, different case lengths than 38, but way different stopping power).

  • IWKAGGP

    I wish she’d had a shotgun and some buckshot and slugs. Then this story wouldn’t have to have been written.

  • http://www.GraniteGrok.com/ Rick Olson

    The fact that Slater didn’t perish comes as no surprise…The majority of people shot center mass at close ranges with handguns do not die, barring a direct hit to a primary vital organ. In close range, I do not shoot at center mass. I shoot at the left center cheekbone of an assailant, making any assailant body armor possibility redundant.

    • IWKAGGP

      Why not right center cheekbone? I’m curious?

  • Don

    We should be hammering them on the hypocrisy. The same people who want to ban so-called “assault weapons” to protect children, even though it wouldn’t have stopped it, have no issue with the President running so-called “assault weapons” to mexican drug cartels that have been used to kill dozens of children and more than 500 people. This is clearly partisan politicking by Democrat gun control activists. By their actions Progressives are telling us guns are bad in the hands of law abiding citizens but good in the hands of criminals.

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