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Thieves are greeted more often with guns when trying to burglarize homes (Must See Video)
Q13 FOX News ^ | 4-12-12 | Parella Lewis

Posted on 04/06/2012 5:29:28 AM PDT by NavyCanDo

A rash of home burglaries has resulted in homeowners drawing weapons on thieves, sometimes with fatal results

MUST SEE VIDEO - Two young men who were trying to break into Angela Tallman's house in Gig Harbor Thursday got a major surprise when Tallman appeared at a window, tapped her handgun against the glass to get their attention and gave them a look of, "Come on in, let's play."

(Excerpt) Read more at q13fox.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; castlelaw; secondamendment; selfdefense
LOVE the story about the Gig Harbor woman. Great video.
1 posted on 04/06/2012 5:29:33 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

Wonder how many of the liberals in western WA have decided to arm themselves?


2 posted on 04/06/2012 5:39:20 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: NavyCanDo

Nice calm attitude...the kind of person who should be armed.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 5:42:11 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Joe Brower; Squantos; Lion Den Dan; Travis McGee

I love a story with an ending like this.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 5:44:19 AM PDT by SLB (23rd Artillery Group, Republic of South Vietnam, Aug 1970 - Aug 1971.)
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To: NavyCanDo

Thanks for sharing.
I can’t emphasize enough and I tell all my friends and family this...For anyone considering whether now is the time to get a firearm for the home, PLEASE do so! A basic shotgun that is reliable and easy to learn to operate is around $200 and a decent quality 9mm handgun is only a little more. Not much money to protect your loved ones. Also budget monthly range time until all family members are comfortable with it and confident.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 5:47:57 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: NavyCanDo

bttt


6 posted on 04/06/2012 5:48:17 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: nuconvert

I grew up in Western WA and now live in a Denver burb.

Many liberals own and carry.

The shift occurs as you get closer to downtown areas.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 5:50:49 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: NavyCanDo

note, the two guys in question were wearing a hoodie


8 posted on 04/06/2012 5:51:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: NavyCanDo
LOL!!!
Two white males, late teens, wearing hoodies, the preferred garb of hoodlums everywhere!
9 posted on 04/06/2012 5:51:48 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: nuconvert

I grew up in Western WA and now live in a Denver burb.

Many liberals own and carry.

The shift occurs as you get closer to downtown areas.

Liberal gun owners ARE in denial about Dem designs on gun control.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 5:52:17 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: nuconvert

Probably not many, Pierce county has more Republicans than liberals. They’re a blue state because of King County and Seattle.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 5:52:44 AM PDT by Cherokee Conservative (If a tree falls over in the woods, and then snaps back upright as a joke, do the squirrels laugh?)
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To: NavyCanDo

The article was very interesting. It is relatively easy to get a concealed pistol license in the state of Washington. Roughly, 1 in 20 people in the state hold a CPL. Lastly, the state of Washington has a unique law which allows recovery for cost of defense if prosecution fails to prove firearm charges.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 6:05:02 AM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: An American!

My wife is one of those who though supports the 2nd amendment, but is not crazy about guns in “our” house. And even less thrilled about the one in my night stand. I do think she is coming around. With what is now almost an epidemic of home invasions in Western WA, with one that happened just 2 weeks ago just up the street from us, its strengthing my argument.


13 posted on 04/06/2012 6:06:01 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: John123

“It is relatively easy to get a concealed pistol license in the state of Washington.”

Yes it was. And now I find myself not just carrying outside my home, but just as important - maybe more so, IN the home.

Our Close Call happened this last Fall

My wife nearly made a fatal mistake by inviting a suspicious Craigs-lister to the house. She was selling some Salt Water Reef Aquarium Items she has stored in the garage. Like I do when any Craigs-lister shows up, I was carrying. This guy she should have never invited over. There were too many red flags evident when she talked to him on the phone. Yet she did not take seriously the warning signs. Like when he knew nothing about the reef hobby and said he was just starting. It’s a hobby only stupid people get into without doing your research first. Yet even though she was concerned about the guy she invites him over anyway. The money she could get from the sale blinded her.
After dark, when he did come over he fit the profile of a black gang banger and felon. Large tattoos on the neck, baggy pants, hoodie, ball cap, and a big gold necklace. My hand was in my pocket on my Beretta Tomcat the whole time, and I noticed his hand never left the pocket of his pants as well. I kept my eye on that hand and I think he knew he was the one in the awkward situation and at the disadvantage, and I think he suspected I was packing. He quickly looked the stuff over and gave us the “I don’t have the money now sort of answer and left”. He also left his car running the whole time, which was another red flag.

Needless to say my wife got lecture of her life from me about inviting people she is unsure about. That will never happen again.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 6:18:58 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo
I have to shake my head at folks who have the latest ipad/iphone gadgets, the big flat screen tv, the fancy SUV, the habit of eating out several times per week, and taking the family on expensive "exotic" vacations... and call themselves "good providers".

Meanwhile, they cannot find a few hundred dollars for a couple of reliable firearms and some training to protect their family from the very real evil in the world.

15 posted on 04/06/2012 6:22:48 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: NavyCanDo

I can only suggest to take her to the gun range on ladies day. Many ranges have rental specials that day to allow her to try multiple weapons and just be exposed to it all. I would visit ahead of time and make sure that some of the range officers are women as well. It makes the experience all that more comfortable for her. No pressure needed...just encourage her to try it and realize that a gun is an inanimate object laying in a drawer or leaning in the closet is no more dangerous than a knife on the kitchen counter. It can’t jump up and cut you, but a 4 year old can reach up and pull the knife off the counter and get cut, so some commonsense is in order, you don’t set the knife where it hangs over the edge of the counter when you have toddlers running around, you move it away from inquisitive fingers reach. Same thing with a revolver or shotgun etc. Keep it in smart locations. And everyone in the family needs to know where it is, how to shoot it and to not fear it...practice and exposure is the best way to make sure that it is not a novelty to some 10 year old to play with, if he or she has been to the range a dozen times with it, they won’t see it as an exploratory item to figure out, they know what it is, they have got to use it and they have experience and training in gun safety rules. Please don’t tell them...the gun is off limits...there will be a time when you are there and human inquisitive nature will take over and ....well just don’t...treat it like a hot stove, knife or tree climbing or anything else...give your kids the experience and training to understand why being safe is needed. Had a friend who would not let her boy climb a tree, one day, she wasn’t around so he goes in the back yard and she comes home to a broken arm...a self fulfilling prophecy...had she just helped him learn how to climb up and down, emphasized the need to test branches, keep one hand always on a safe branch etc etc...well you get the picture...treat guns the same way for loved ones, help them experience it safely and confidently, shoot something like a 22 first so the explosion doesn’t scare them etc.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 6:22:48 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: NavyCanDo

Good for you...carrying in the home at first seems weird because we would like to believe it is a safe haven. Carrying in and around the home just makes sure it stays that way :)


17 posted on 04/06/2012 6:26:59 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: NavyCanDo
Tallman appeared at a window, tapped her handgun against the glass to get their attention and gave them a look of, "Come on in, let's play."

I will give her serious points for style. But from a tactical standpoint she would have been better off just laying an ambush. If the thieves had weapons too she just gave away her position and alerted them to come in shooting.

When you have two opponents the last thing to go through the second one's head should be "What was that?". The only thing to go through the first ones head is a fusillade of lead.
18 posted on 04/06/2012 6:40:03 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: NavyCanDo

I recommend you acquire a GUNVAULT ‘biometric’ gun safe for the bedside. I have mine secure-loc’d (steel cable) to the bed frame, and all I have to do to open it is reach down and put three fingers on the three sensors, and it pops open.

This safe ensures any little ones or other unauthorized users cannot get to the weapon, but I can.

Also, I leave it open at night to eliminate any delay or fumbling around.

My wife is quite happy with that.

It doesn’t read fingerprints, but rather a touch pattern, so she and my USMC son can both open the safe as needed.


19 posted on 04/06/2012 6:51:45 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: An American!
a gun is an inanimate object laying in a drawer or leaning in the closet is no more dangerous than a knife on the kitchen counter

Try this line on a MC gunny sargeant and you will wake up head spinning, an ache on the left side of your head, and some blood streaming down where you "fell down" and hit your head on the butt of your piece. A gun is very dangerous - which is the point of the exercise. Drop your knife and you might get a stab wound in your foot. Drop your .45 and you can blow your own head off - and it happens "all the time."

Most who support the 2nd ammendment also expect those who possess firearms to do so responsibly.

20 posted on 04/06/2012 6:55:10 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: All

“Folks who think guns are responsible for deaths also think pencils are responsible for spelling errors...” Larry, the Cable Guy...


21 posted on 04/06/2012 7:02:10 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: NavyCanDo

is this why there are calls to end stand your ground laws?


22 posted on 04/06/2012 7:06:04 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: NavyCanDo

Regrettably, in New Jersey the same action would get her arrested for failing to retreat and brandishing a weapon.


23 posted on 04/06/2012 7:08:33 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Blueflag

We arrived at the same compromise. We have a 10 year old and his friends that we have to consider. The drawer gun safe is unlocked when we go to bed with my car keys inside so I don’t forget to lock it up when I head off to work.

That works well. Otherwise when at home I am packing my 32 Tomcat, in case something happens during the daylight hours.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 7:20:27 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

This makes me laugh, because the rest of the country is now experiencing what Arizona discovered about 35 years ago.

Back in the 1970s, the US was about at its peak for gun control. The debate around the country was whether homeowners should be allowed to shoot burglars or even armed robbers in their homes, with liberals pushing for the British-style surrender to crime.

But in Maricopa county, AZ, home to Phoenix and currently home to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a new District Attorney had been elected. And the local yammering media of course wanted to interview him.

One of the reporters blurted out a poorly phrased question about home defense, basically, “What do you do if somebody breaks into your home?”

“You shoot the s.o.b.” (not abbreviated at the time), replied the prosecutor. And while this was a very succinct statement, it also accurately reflected the policy of the prosecutor’s office for many years thereafter.


25 posted on 04/06/2012 7:30:49 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: AndyJackson

You obviously missed my point. “laying in a drawer or leaning in the closet is no more dangerous than a knife on the kitchen counter”
Hard to drop a .45 if it is in a drawer! I said nothing about picking up the knife or gun. Guns don’t shoot people or accidentally discharge themselves anymore than knives jump up and chop peoples fingers off.

As far as “it happens all the time” comment...I don’t own a 1911 but my understanding was the 1911 was designed by John Browning to be carried loaded, cocked and locked. Not saying an AD can’t occur, I just understood that if you carried the way the gun was designed, you were essentially carrying safely. Such as some guns must not have a round in the chamber to be carried safely, while others are designed to be able to be carried with a round in the chamber.


26 posted on 04/06/2012 8:05:38 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: An American!

Well perhaps not ‘cocked’ as in the hammer pulled back.

But to your point, my Sig P220 ‘cannot’ be fired by impact, as long as the hammer is not back.

Only a trigger pull will do it.


27 posted on 04/06/2012 8:29:47 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: NavyCanDo

Great post! Great video!


28 posted on 04/06/2012 8:39:15 AM PDT by Perseverando (Keywords are our friends !)
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To: NavyCanDo

Any one of these home invaders could have been the homeowners’ own ‘teenage daughter sneaking back into the home after an unauthorized night of sleeping with her sweetheart, you know. THEN what would have happened here, thanks to these vigilantes with loaded guns in their home? Good thing for these paranoid gun nuts that’s not what happened.

/ hysterical liberal mode off


29 posted on 04/06/2012 9:15:55 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: NavyCanDo

Good “girls with guns” story.

The TV footage says the woman’s husband is an active duty USAF senior master sergeant and she is former military herself.

Trying to break into a home in a military community with a five pound dog barking up a storm is just plain stupid. Obviously these weren’t the smartest criminals out there.


30 posted on 04/06/2012 9:28:58 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: NavyCanDo

Well done!


31 posted on 04/06/2012 10:08:56 AM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: NavyCanDo
Why this News story was so well done and receiving 2-thumbs up from all of us. News lady Parella Lewis is a former police officer and co-host of NW Most Wanted. I've never had any indication that she is liberal like most other news people on local NW TV stations.
32 posted on 04/06/2012 10:58:46 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

“Come on in, boys. Let’s partayyy!” lol


33 posted on 04/06/2012 11:51:04 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: AndyJackson

You sound clueless....obviously have never heard of a sear disconnect on 1911’s. Even if the hammer is hit the gun will not go off.


34 posted on 04/06/2012 1:24:23 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: AndyJackson

You sound clueless....obviously have never heard of a sear disconnect on 1911’s. Even if the hammer is hit the gun will not go off.


35 posted on 04/06/2012 1:24:32 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: NavyCanDo
The drawer gun safe is unlocked when we go to bed with my car keys inside so I don’t forget to lock it up when I head off to work.

Good idea, if your car keys have a remote alarm feature you have a perfect "panic button" set and ready to go when you hear things go "bump" in the night. Keeping a cell phone in the nightstand is also a good idea. Another good idea is to replace your bedroom door with a solid core door and use a dead bolt lock set.

I recently took the required training for Wisconsin's newly minted CCW law. The instructors threw out various home invasion scenarios. After discussion of the hypotheticals I asked the entire room how many people had a lock on their inside bedroom door. I was the only one, including the instructors!

Regards,
GtG

PS I have a "Tomcat" too but I would not bet my life on it, I would not go less then .380ACP for serious social engagements, 9x19mm much better.

36 posted on 04/06/2012 2:18:22 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
My Tomcat is just my conceal gun when I don't feel like carrying something heavier, and that I keep in my pocket while at home. My bedside gun is a Ruger P89 that I have shot so many time it feels like a part of me.
37 posted on 04/06/2012 5:01:13 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

Interesting story and lesson learned.


38 posted on 04/07/2012 5:23:32 AM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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