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Guns in the Home Surprise Criminals

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 1:53 PM
Humberto, you were an idiot. You should have shot the guy coming at you right in the chest. That would have concentrated the majority of shot on him with very little getting past to hurt your wife. It would have also distracted the one on your wife and provided an opportunity to take him out too. (Especially if she dropped to the ground immediately on being released.) Yes, there was risk involved. Tough beans. You and your wife were unbeleiveably lucky not to have been beaten, raped, or killed.

(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...