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And this is why having a gun in the home is a good thing .....**edited**UPDATED with news cast link****

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****edited because info was wrong. Never was there an intent to cause drama or embelish the story. Either way i am glad her and the kids are ok, and she did the right thing****

http://abcnews.go.com/US/georgia-mom-hiding-kids-shoots-intruder/story?id=18164812#.UO1no299KuI

Georgia Mom Shoots Home Invader, Hiding With Her Children


A mother of two has been hailed a hero by her husband after she shot an intruder in their Loganville, Ga., home last Friday afternoon.

"She protected the kids. She did what she was supposed to do as a responsible, prepared gun owner," said her husband, Donnie Herman, in an interview with ABC's Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV.

According to Herman and the Walton County Sheriff's Office incident report, Melinda Herman was working at home when a man began to ring the doorbell. She called her husband at work, who told her to gather their 9-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, and go hide. All three of them went to an upstairs crawl space, and Melinda brought along a .38 caliber handgun to the hiding place.

Her husband, meanwhile, called the police. In the 911 recording, Herman can be heard saying, "She shot him. She's shooting him, she's shooting him. Shoot him again."

PHOTO: A mother of two has been hailed a hero by her husband after she shot an intruder in their Loganville, Ga., home last Friday afternoon.
ABC News


"I heard him pleading," her husband said to the 911 operator. "He was screaming."

The man allegedly broke into the house and rummaged around before making his way to the crawl space, where he found the mother and children hiding.

"The perpetrator opens that door, and of course at that time he's staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver," said Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman to WSB-TV.

Melinda Herman shot the intruder five times, hitting him in the face and neck. Chapman said she told the man if he moved she would shoot him again, although she had run out of bullets.

"The guy is [heard] telling her to quit shooting," said Chapman.

The intruder, who police identified as 32-year-old Paul Slater, managed to get to his car and as he tried to flee, crashed into a tree. Deputies later found him in a neighbor's yard.

Melinda Herman and her children, in the meantime, had sought refuge in a neighbor's home.

"Her life is saved and our kids lives are saved. And that's all I can say," said Donnie Herman.

Slater is currently in the Gwinnett Medical Center, receiving treatment for his injuries, which deputies described as serious. A family member told WSB-TV that Slater was on a ventilator and had endured puncture wounds to his lungs, liver and stomach.



*EDITED**** Video link to a news cast. It says the man had a crow bar It also says the man went through 2 locked doors. So if MY info was wrong, its because THEY said it wrong. But more info on the man.

http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/man-shot-during-home-invasion-had-lengthy-criminal/vmkRP/

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 9, 2013 at 7:49 AM
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SpiritedWitch
by Froggie on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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Saw this a little while ago on GMA. Good for her!! Awesome!!! She ROCKS! 

IhartU
by Gold Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:10 AM

 Saving a few lives with a gun doesn't comapre with the many innocent lives lost to gun violence.

lapcounter
by Queen Mom on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:11 AM


Quoting yo_ho:

Good for her!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:11 AM
1 mom liked this
Good for mom.
But omg gun lovers are SO dramatic. Clutching their guns and screaming about not taking them. Wanting longer more extensive waiting periods is NOT taking your gun smh. I also agree that gun laws don't mean shit to criminals so laws won't stop them. If people would just be responsible with their legal registered gun maybe this wouldn't be such an issue.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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Yup. She did what she had to do to protect herself and her babies. The fact the man came through 2 locked doors to get to them ..... yeah he was no good. 

Quoting SpiritedWitch:

Saw this a little while ago on GMA. Good for her!! Awesome!!! She ROCKS! 


Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:14 AM
Good for her, why in the hell couldn't the intruder grab some shit and leave. Whyy did he feel the need to go to the crawl space of the attic is my question?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:14 AM

I agree. But i was pointing out to those on here that want to take away ALL guns from EVERYONE. But this is why we as Americans have the right to own a gun in our home. This man, came through 2 locked doors to get to them. He had already tried to grab one of the girls while she ran up the stairs. Then man was bad news. He didnt just break into the home. He wanted to hurt them. 

Quoting IhartU:

 Saving a few lives with a gun doesn't comapre with the many innocent lives lost to gun violence.


edelweiss23
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:14 AM
Look at the human body, how close the lungs are to the head. They are right under your rib cage.
5 rounds from a revolver would rip a persons face open, and then the bullet can disintegrate and cause shrapnel to go everywhere.

I broke a rib skiing when I was a teenager and the rib punctured my lung.


Quoting Anonymous:

Doesn't make a lick of sense. A bullet isn't going to bounce off of a soft surface.

regardless, the fact that he was shot 5 times above the neck and was still able to get away is why im wielding a 45 with hollow points lol.



Quoting edelweiss23:

From the neck.


And it depends on where in the head she shot him.









Quoting Anonymous:

From the head?







Quoting edelweiss23:

Bullets ricochet inside the body.










Quoting Anonymous:

If she shot him in the face and neck why does he have puncture wounds in the lungs, liver, and stomach?



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TaralynnStewart
by Platinum Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:15 AM
Good for her! Another pos off the street.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:16 AM

He was chaising them. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Good for her, why in the hell couldn't the intruder grab some shit and leave. Whyy did he feel the need to go to the crawl space of the attic is my question?


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