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    http://www.ksdk.com/news/news_articl...storyid=138185

    HAMMOND, IN -- An Indiana woman shoots and kills an intruder breaking into her home, and it's all caught on tape by the 911 call she was making at the time.

    It turns out the man had been stalking her and she bought the gun for protection.





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    The woman, who lives in a townhouse, had been complaining about her former boyfriend for months.

    She had filed repeated complaints, said he slashed her tires and engaged in a confrontation at a Legion Hall.

    She said that he warned her it wasn't not over yet.

    November 12th, the woman called Hammond police saying he was in her yard trying to get in.

    CALLER: "I've been having a lot of problems with him... Please."
    DISPATCHER: "Ok, they're on their way...Did he come in a car?"
    CALLER: "I don't know... He's trying to get in my back door."

    As the call continues, the woman pleads with police to hurry as a Hammond dispatcher stays on the line assuring her that officers are on their way.

    DISPATCHER: "OK, Can you get to a room with a lock on it?"
    CALLER: "Yes I can."
    DISPATCHER: "OK, I'm going to tell you when it's okay to come out, okay?"

    The woman takes refuge in an upstairs bedroom, then eventually in a closet.

    CALLER: "He broke through the window again...."
    DISPATCHER: "OK, is he in the house?"
    CALLER: "Yes, I think he is."

    Two minutes into the call she tells them she is armed.

    DISPATCHER: "Does he normally carry weapons at all?"
    CALLER: "I got one today."
    DISPATCHER: "You got one what?"
    CALLER: "I got a weapon today."
    DISPATCHER: "OK, A gun? You have it... Is it in the room with you?"

    The dispatcher informs the arriving officers that the woman is armed; then, about five minutes after the call began, this final exchange:

    CALLER: "He's at the door now."
    DISPATCHER: "He's turning the door knob.. okay.. Is that him I hear?"
    CALLER: "Yeah."
    DISPATCHER: "Is there anything you can put.."
    CALLER: "What are you doing??? "STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT!"..
    DISPATCHER: "Okay.. he's in with her!"
    CALLER CONTINUES: "STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT! Stop it.. (begging) Please stop it..."

    The woman then shot the man.

    Police said she will not face charges, because she acted in self defense.


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    Good for her, I can't wait to get my gf her first. She wants to wait until she doesn't have roommates...butwhenever she is alone she says "I wish i had one"



    I should just leave my shotgun down there



    that story is so right in so many ways

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    This woman's story has been on many boards, and the general consensus is that a concerned friend lent her the gun that day; she didn't buy it. In any case, her storyclearly illustratesthe difference between what happens when a would-be victim is armed vs. unarmed. It's not difficult to imagine how this would have turned out had she not had a handgun in that closet.

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    You know, I believe in the 2nd amendment, but if she had had to wait 5 days to get that Gun, maybe she could have cooled down and helped her ex cool down too and then they would have been able to solve their problems through constructive communication

    Why the need for violence?

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    ufcfanvt wrote:
    You know, I believe in the 2nd amendment, but if she had had to wait 5 days to get that Gun, maybe she could have cooled down and helped her ex cool down too and then they would have been able to solve their problems through constructive communication

    Why the need for violence?
    She didn't need the gun, she was already on the phone with 911. All she had to do was wait for the cops to show up and find her dead. :?
    "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
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    When seconds count, the police are minutes away.
    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." Robert A. Heinlein

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    SGT Jensen wrote:
    When seconds count, the police are minutes away.
    Or hours if you live in DC



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    ...he warned her it wasn't not over yet.
    That means that it was over. It sounds to me like a big misunderstanding caused by poor grammar.

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    Stalkers tend to high rates of recidivism. I'd hazard a guess that this guy's recidivism level will be zero incidents. Good for her protecting herself after numerous problems. And she apparently shot him more than 5 minutes after the 911 call started.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    Mainsail wrote:
    ...he warned her it wasn't not over yet.
    That means that it was over. It sounds to me like a big misunderstanding caused by poor grammar.

    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    This is over in the True Tale of Self Defense, http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum60/7491.html

    You Tube Link to the 911 call.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=OkS8mdbml0A

    "I got a weapon today". Thank god.





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    Damn, so this is the site I read it on.Would have put the link in this thread if I remembered.

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    Goes against the "common sense" argument of "who needs a gun the day they buy it?", doesn't it?

    Glad to see this 911 call went well. Glad she didn't go off on a tangent about, "I'm gonna kill him! I'm gonna kill him! Hear me racking my slide! He's not gonna get away with this, I'm gonna shoot him!"

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    The studies in the book, "More Guns Less Crime" show that waiting periods increase the murder rate because those who need guns for protection can't get them, but the man who is insanely angry and wants to kill will just use whatever weapon is at hand. It is the defender who is disadvantaged. He canot choose the timing of the attack. Ace

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