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Guns in the Home Surprise Criminals

Berniefeh Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 7:50 PM
That's the reason there is a Ruger SR9c with a 17 round clip filled with Hornady Critical Defense ammo on the night stand next to my side of the bed. I know that at the range in this situation, I could have taken both their heads off without blinking an eye and I wouldn't have hesitated. About 2 AM on January 2, a car alarm went off outside my room at a motel. I looked out between the curtains and could see nothing. I opened the door leaving the safety lock on. I could see toward the direction of the alarm and see no one. I stepped outside carefully looking both ways. As Humberto experienced, my level of heightened awareness was amazing and I felt no panic - full control of the situation. See next post.

(This true-crime event took place the night of Nov. 13th 1981.)

A duck hunt loomed in the morning so I hit the bed early, where my wife Shirley (six-months pregnant) was reading. Elaine, her sister, was due home from the show any minute……

Suddenly all hell broke loose downstairs— door crashed in, shrieks, bumps, whacks. “Shut-up!”

“Oh NO!! NO!!”


Geezum! Somebody broke in?! And I could hear Elaine screaming. I leaped from my bed to the gun rack, grabbed the pump shotgun and started slipping in shells.

“Don’t shoot!” came Elaine’s cry from the darkness downstairs. She...