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Guns in the Home Surprise Criminals

Berniefeh Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 7:57 PM
See my previous post for first part of story. I worked my way along the building, keeping a pillar between me and the car. Finally I was able to see that it was some drunk getting bottled water out of his car and he had tripped the alarm by accident - twice. I couldn't believe my level of control and observation. Afterward, I simply put the gun on safety and went back to bed. Had no trouble getting to sleep. The reason I took the action I did was that I had a vehicle broken into not long before in an nearby motel parking lot. I have a concealed carry permit and have done a fair amount of reading and training so I felt I was prepared for the incident. My wife sleeps better at night when we travel because there is always a gun with us

(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...