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Homeowner Shoots at Suspects During Break-In No injuries, four charged
myfox8.com ^ | September 12, 2011

Posted on 09/13/2011 10:08:49 AM PDT by HammerT

A home invasion in Winston-Salem ended early Monday morning after the homeowner fired a revolver while the suspects were inside.

The home of Delmar Brevard Polite, 47, was broken into around 2:25 a.m. on Thornaby Drive. Polite said it started after he heard his doorbell ring.

"I said, who in the world would ring the doorbell at 2:30 in the morning? Next thing I hear was boom, and the door smashed open. By that time I went to grab my revolver." Polite said.

Polite said he heard one suspect order his accomplices to get a DVD player, and then he confronted one of the suspects face to face in the stairwell.

"The young man stepped around at the second step, and when he stepped around he made the remark, 'Oh sh...' and I just fired twice," Polite said.

It was pitch black during the shooting, and Polite ended up hitting walls near the floor. Still, the shots from his .357 startled the suspects enough that they fled the house, Polite said. Winston-Salem police were able to track down the suspects later.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; crimeaverted; rkba
Another case where a gun prevented a crime in progress.

Why doesn’t the LSM ever talk about this aspect of the 2nd amendment?

1 posted on 09/13/2011 10:08:53 AM PDT by HammerT
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To: HammerT

Let me be the first to say it: The guy needs to spend a bit more time at the range.


2 posted on 09/13/2011 10:13:49 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

Delmar was just being “Polite”. ;)


3 posted on 09/13/2011 10:15:20 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: cuban leaf
the shots from his .357 startled the suspects

I would think so. Hehe

More range time and a light!

4 posted on 09/13/2011 10:18:35 AM PDT by LasVegasMac (Have ya hit 'em in the a$$, Never let off the gas 'til ya rolled into Victory Lane?)
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To: All

“Polite said. Winston-Salem police were able to track down the suspects later.”

Fecal trail?


5 posted on 09/13/2011 10:27:05 AM PDT by sleddogs
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To: LasVegasMac

I was thinking of getting a 410 shotgun for home security

not too big, not too small.

Spray a nice wide pattern and you wont miss a thing and yet still do no major structual damage to your house

A little spackle and paint and probably done... (except for scraping up the nasty bits if you hit someone)


6 posted on 09/13/2011 10:29:04 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: HammerT

An armed society is a Polite society.


7 posted on 09/13/2011 10:40:46 AM PDT by edwinland
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To: HammerT

“No charges were filed against Polite. Police said Polite did everything correctly.”

Good news indeed.


8 posted on 09/13/2011 10:45:27 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Mr. K

I was thinking of getting a 410 shotgun for home security....Get a .44 Ruger and six .410 shells. Doctor them just a hair and you have six shots available for home defense. Don’t try to go beyond 15 yards, cause it just stings.


9 posted on 09/13/2011 10:48:38 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: cuban leaf

“Let me be the first to say it: The guy needs to spend a bit more time at the range.”

Even people who shoot well on the range often miss the first time they’re faced with the prospect of actually shooting a person.

“The deadliest weapon in the world is a marine and his rifle. It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to survive in combat. Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. If your killer instincts are not clean and strong, you will hesitate at the moment of truth. You will not kill. You will become dead marines. And then you will be in a world of shit. Because marines are not allowed to die without permission. Do you maggots understand?”

R. Lee Ermey


10 posted on 09/13/2011 10:51:48 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: cuban leaf

“Let me be the first to say it: The guy needs to spend a bit more time at the range.”

Even people who shoot well on the range often miss the first time they’re faced with the prospect of actually shooting a person.

“The deadliest weapon in the world is a marine and his rifle. It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to survive in combat. Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. If your killer instincts are not clean and strong, you will hesitate at the moment of truth. You will not kill. You will become dead marines. And then you will be in a world of shit. Because marines are not allowed to die without permission. Do you maggots understand?”

R. Lee Ermey


11 posted on 09/13/2011 10:51:48 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: cuban leaf

“Let me be the first to say it: The guy needs to spend a bit more time at the range.”

Even people who shoot well on the range often miss the first time they’re faced with the prospect of actually shooting a person.

“The deadliest weapon in the world is a marine and his rifle. It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to survive in combat. Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. If your killer instincts are not clean and strong, you will hesitate at the moment of truth. You will not kill. You will become dead marines. And then you will be in a world of shit. Because marines are not allowed to die without permission. Do you maggots understand?”

R. Lee Ermey


12 posted on 09/13/2011 10:51:59 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: cuban leaf

“Let me be the first to say it: The guy needs to spend a bit more time at the range.”

Even people who shoot well on the range often miss the first time they’re faced with the prospect of actually shooting a person.

“The deadliest weapon in the world is a marine and his rifle. It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to survive in combat. Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. If your killer instincts are not clean and strong, you will hesitate at the moment of truth. You will not kill. You will become dead marines. And then you will be in a world of shit. Because marines are not allowed to die without permission. Do you maggots understand?”

R. Lee Ermey


13 posted on 09/13/2011 10:52:26 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

And he said it over and over and over to make sure it sunk in with his recruits.


14 posted on 09/13/2011 10:56:14 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Safetgiver

Taurus Judge.


15 posted on 09/13/2011 10:59:57 AM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: FreedomPoster

Wow, a quadruple post? That never happened to me before.

I think the problem is with the system, because I only clicked “post” once.


16 posted on 09/13/2011 11:02:13 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: gigster

Not a fan. Looks cooler than a cold hard analysis reveals it to be. Check out Box Of Truth’s comments on the thing.

I’ll stick with hi-cap .45 with tritium sights, thank you very much.


17 posted on 09/13/2011 11:04:21 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: gigster

Good weapon, especially made for that purpose. I used the Ruger with a few cuts on the crimps, sealed them back up with wax and didn’t lose any fingers.


18 posted on 09/13/2011 11:09:53 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: dsc

“Wow, a quadruple post? That never happened to me before.
I think the problem is with the system, because I only clicked “post” once.”

Honest, I only pulled the trigger once! I couldn’t have shot all four of them!

Darned automatics!


19 posted on 09/13/2011 11:24:46 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Safetgiver

i use a ruger 44.mag hell of a gun.


20 posted on 09/13/2011 11:25:36 AM PDT by old gringo
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To: dsc

Excellent quote. Serious, yet danged funny!


21 posted on 09/13/2011 11:34:19 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: dsc

Let me guess. You were cleaning your keyboard and it suddenly went off.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 11:38:50 AM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: HammerT
Still, the shots from his .357 startled the suspects...

Understatement for sure! A .357 magnum has one loud muzzleblast, makes your ears ring if you're not wearing protection. Indoors? Mercy!

23 posted on 09/13/2011 11:40:28 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Mr. K
I was thinking of getting a 410 shotgun for home security

not too big, not too small.

Spray a nice wide pattern and you wont miss a thing...

Too small. 20 gauge or bigger, loaded with nothing smaller than #4 buckshot.

Wide pattern? Not at close range, which will be the distance with home defense. At 20 feet the pattern will be maybe 4" in diameter, if it's like my old Remington 870 12 gauge (cylinder bore; no choke).

This is life and death stuff. If you have to shoot then it's shoot-to-kill. Get an effective weapon.

24 posted on 09/13/2011 12:01:33 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: cuban leaf

Perfect justification of my preference for 12-Mag.


25 posted on 09/13/2011 12:42:32 PM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: cuban leaf

He wouldn’t have had to have good aim if it was a short barreled shotgun....


26 posted on 09/13/2011 12:47:09 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Safetgiver
Two steps down the hallway and the family is behind me.

Saga 12ga, 8 rnd mag, 9 pellets per shell...somebody be in trouble!

27 posted on 09/13/2011 12:48:25 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Have ya hit 'em in the a$$, Never let off the gas 'til ya rolled into Victory Lane?)
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To: dsc

Yes, you do have to wonder how the gun grabbers would handle this kind of situation.


28 posted on 09/13/2011 2:55:26 PM PDT by HammerT (The Obama Recession, you bone it you own it.)
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To: Nachoman

“Let me guess. You were cleaning your keyboard and it suddenly went off.”

But I was so sure it was unloaded...


29 posted on 09/13/2011 6:05:44 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: HammerT

“Yes, you do have to wonder how the gun grabbers would handle this kind of situation.”

Now there’s a herd that could use some thinning.


30 posted on 09/13/2011 6:16:02 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: tired&retired

“Honest, I only pulled the trigger once! I couldn’t have shot all four of them”

Sear pin? I ain’t got no sear pin. I don’t need no steenking sear pin.


31 posted on 09/13/2011 6:37:42 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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