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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
Replies (31-40):
LyTe684
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Haha. He  pleaded with her to stop shooting?? LOL Asshole.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Does it really matter? He crashed into a tree. Perhaps he hit the steering wheel upon contact. Who knows. Who cares.

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?



IhartU
by Gold Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:18 AM

 

Quoting Anonymous:

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.


 Sorry but the 2nd Amendment says nothing about private citizens having the right to own a gun for hunting, target shooting or protection from a home invasion. It was written at time when citizens formed well regulated Militias and now the National Guard is the Milita and private citizens have no business owning a gun.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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And I can give you just as many stories showing innocent children being killed by a gun in the home.

If you want to own a gun that's your right as an American to do just that, I chose not to because I see what the long term impact of an accidental shooting can do to a family.
SpiritedWitch
by Froggie on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:20 AM

So, only the government should have the weapons?? Really? 

Quoting IhartU:

 

 Sorry but the 2nd Amendment says nothing about private citizens having the right to own a gun for hunting, target shooting or protection from a home invasion. It was written at time when citizens formed well regulated Militias and now the National Guard is the Milita and private citizens have no business owning a gun.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:20 AM
I thought they went to hide as we was knocking or trying to get it. I'm so nave if someone knocking on my door I usually answer it, well that's my first instinct anyway. But I am glad that my husband and I have a hand gun we keep locked in our bedroom.

Quoting Anonymous:

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?


insanemomof4
by Bronze Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:21 AM
Wooohooo go mom i would have done the same thing had it happened to me n my 4 kids. He deserved what he got the intruder. Serves him right.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:21 AM
This person right here cares. Im trying to get a visual is all. If you don't get that, that's fine we are two different people. Im allowed to have different interests in the story than you.

Quoting Anonymous:

Does it really matter? He crashed into a tree. Perhaps he hit the steering wheel upon contact. Who knows. Who cares.

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?





kzuehlk
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:22 AM
I feel much safer knowing I have a .38 and several shotguns within reach. On xmas we had someone try to break down our door. We have 5 huskies who did a fantastic job of scaring the guy away. Had he gotten in, neither SO or I would hesitate to shoot if it meant protecting our children.
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IhartU
by Gold Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:22 AM

 

Quoting SpiritedWitch:

So, only the government should have the weapons?? Really? 

Quoting IhartU:

 

 Sorry but the 2nd Amendment says nothing about private citizens having the right to own a gun for hunting, target shooting or protection from a home invasion. It was written at time when citizens formed well regulated Militias and now the National Guard is the Milita and private citizens have no business owning a gun.


 Really. If you want a damn gun, join the National Guard.

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