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    Woman shoots home intruder to death

    According to Redding police, Donna Hopper, 66, called police after noting a person in her yard on Branstetter Lane. She armed herself with a gun and shot the intruder while talking to dispatchers, police reported.

    While Hopper was on the phone, the suspect broke a window to Hopper's bedroom and she fired multiple shots, hitting the intruder at least once.

    http://blogs.sacbee.com/crime/archives/2011/10/redding-woman-on-phone-with-911-kills-intruder.html

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    guess he picked the wrong house. oh well. sucks to be him, congrats to her for valuing her life more than his :-)
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    She shot twice at him (apparently missed) and he came back, so she shot at his white shirt (saying she was afraid to look at his face). Anyway, that's one determined burglar.
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    This story is a beautiful example of Darwinism in action...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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    What is more sickening- The fact that this man was determined to violate this woman's home and possibly her, or the fact that we have legislators like our current president who support measures to disarm people like this lady?

    I'm speaking in reference to Obama supporting a complete handgun ban.
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    [Miller vs. U.S., 230 F. Supp. 486, 489 (1956)]
    “There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of his exercise of constitutional rights.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlitz View Post
    What is more sickening- The fact that this man was determined to violate this woman's home and possibly her, or the fact that we have legislators like our current president who support measures to disarm people like this lady?

    I'm speaking in reference to Obama supporting a complete handgun ban.
    Just a rumor. Heard the same thing about Bloomberg and Soros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Johnson View Post
    She shot twice at him (apparently missed) and he came back, so she shot at his white shirt (saying she was afraid to look at his face). Anyway, that's one determined burglar.
    Aye...and dumb as a sack of rocks, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilProGuy View Post
    Aye...and dumb as a sack of rocks, too.
    Drug induced mania or something like that.
    A gun in a holster is better than one drawn and dispensing bullets. Concealed forces the latter. - ixtow

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