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Mom doesn't fight intruder did she do the right thing? wwyd?

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU0EJS3cJIc&feature=player_embedded

http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/157506/brave_mom_takes_home_invaders?utm_medium=sm&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=fanpage

 

A Nj  mom takes a beating from an intruder instead of fighting back. She was brave and her kids are okay. I just know in my mind she made a scary choice. In the video her one toddler is in the same room on the coach and her 1 year old is asleep upstairs. She lets the guy beat her up so he wont hurt the kids. He end up tossing her in the basement and leaves. BUT here is my gut reaction. What if he hadn't left? What if she chose not to fight and he locked her in the basement and he hurt her kids?  I fight I would always fight to protect myself and my kids. The only way you know your kids are safe is if you protect them. After she was in the basement he could have done anything. Thank God he left.     I am not condemning the mom. She did the best she could. I am asking what would you do?

 

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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That right there is why I have guns
AHmom103
by Gold Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:53 AM
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We have guns, so I probably would have shot the guy.

Mom2MikeynLando
by Silver Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:54 AM
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I'd shoot him.

momaof8
by Silver Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:55 AM

 

What if you couldn't get to it? Would you fight?  She let him beat her.

Quoting AHmom103:

We have guns, so I probably would have shot the guy.


 

momaof8
by Silver Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:56 AM

 

What if your gun is out of reach ?  Do you fight?

Quoting Mom2MikeynLando:

I'd shoot him.


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:56 AM
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Hard to say unless your actually there, but I'm with the other ladies, I have guns for a reason and no guilt about using them
momaof8
by Silver Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:57 AM

 But if your gun is out of reach? Do you fight?


Quoting Anonymous:

That right there is why I have guns


 

AHmom103
by Gold Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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 Sure, on the off chance that I couldn't reach one of my guns, I would fight. We have plenty of things in our house that could be used as a weapon, I'm sure something would be within reach.

Quoting momaof8:

 

What if you couldn't get to it? Would you fight?  She let him beat her.

Quoting AHmom103:

We have guns, so I probably would have shot the guy.

 

 

 

 




lovemymini
by Emerald Member on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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Yes. Absolutely.  Unless you have a gun and can get to it, play along.  There were children and she was trying to keep the attention off them.

Kris_PBG
by on Jun. 26, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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So you people with guns have them on your person at all times?

As a former rape counselor (I know she wasn't raped- not the point) you learn that what you think you would /should do in a situation is not always what you will/ should do.

Gut instinct is there for a reason and it often is best to follow it.
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