Skip to comments.Shawnee Woman Thwarts Home Invasion
Posted on 01/13/2013 11:22:47 AM PST by george76
SHAWNEE, Oklahoma -Armed with a gun and ready to shoot, a Shawnee woman defended her home as man broke down her door. It happened in broad daylight and she didn't back down.
Pam Loman and her husband, James, say they've lived on Homer Lane in Shawnee for over 10 years and have never had any problems. But early Friday afternoon, while Pam was home alone, she quickly figured out, three men outside her home were up to no good.
"I still feel queasy sick at my stomach, a little shaky, a little nervous," Pam said.
Pam says the knocking got harder, to just outright banging.
"So my instinct was to go get a gun. I don't know why, I never in my life felt like I needed to go get a gun," Pam said.
She stood near her kitchen, just steps away from the front door, with both hands on her .32-caliber pistol.
And just all of a sudden, with one kick, he knock the door completely in. The frame came flying down. Things came flying everywhere," Pam recalled. "And he saw that I had the gun, and he grabbed the door handle and pulled the door shut."
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She needs to work on her reaction time. She should have been able to get a shot off before he closed the door.
Oh great. Now Biden and Feinstein can say this proves you can have a gun, but you don't need ammunition.
Good thing she had a gun or she’s likely not have lived to tell of it.
This is why a well trained dog is an asset.They won’t freeze up or hesitate.
I’m sure this will be on MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and the front pages of the NYT, LAT, etc,etc,etc.
3 potential assailants against a .32 - probably a revolver. Good thing she intercepted them before entering or she may have been in some trouble.
Shouldn't she just let them know someone is at home?
The left wants to prevent people from defending themselves and their property. The left wants the crook to waltz right in and take what is “rightfully” his from those “evil oppressors”
Some will knock to see if anyone is home and then break in. Or they may realize its a woman and come in anyway.
Look what they’ve done in England. Its basically illegal to defend yourself there.
A few shots each to stop the threat + a few misses > 10 rounds.
A shotgun would be better. A pistol & AR-15 are both good for
home defense. I think the shotgun has a slight lead.
A BIT OF HISTORY It turns out that Barack Obama, when he was in the Illinois State Senate, opposed legislation that would have allowed a citizen to fire a handgun in defense of his life in his own home. Hmm. The bill passed anyway, without his support.
I had to lol at that....it has a definite ring of truth to it.
Just what I’ve always thought, every woman needs one good man in the home, LOL.
There is just no fixing stupid.
Just recently in Corpus Christi, Tx a 15 year old girl let a stange man into her apartment who asked to use the bathroom and was raped.
Didn’t she have the brains to know not to do this?
Where was her mother?
Didn’t her mother teach her any better??
Smith, or Wesson?
I agree, and for several reasons.
Wouldn't want to hear one go off in an enclosed house though....ouch!
today’s parents were brainwashed to be tolerant, now they tolerate anything and do not teach their kids to have standards because they had none themselves
I don’t know how we claw back from that
Women are too afraid to even reveal their presence, how can they find the courage to properly use a gun? It's just luck.
One good man with a deep voice solves the problem.
Of all weapons, in hospital/police reports the shotgun has the highest kill ratio to shots fired. In close there is no more deadly weapon.
Paging Ed Schultz, pick up the white courtesy phone, ya dumb azz!
1 shotgun, 1 shot
possibly 3 down.
Door frame design in America is a joke. Israel is much better. In the US I would add a small channel iron to both the door and the frame to spread the bolt to more of the frame.
And in the back of the door you can drill a series of 1/2 holes down the door frame, and screw in short lag bolts with the heads sticking out the back of the door where it closes into the frame, with the bolt heads insetting in the holes you drilled like the posts in a bank vault door. It greatly increases the hinge side strength.
In Israel this is done with steel frames, and door bolts that are much stronger, and also come out the top and bottom opening side of the door. You don’t kick in Isreali doors.
“1 shotgun, 1 shot
possibly 3 down.”
That’s why I have a double barrel, just to be prepared for such a possibility!
Yep. A single shot, even a .410, can cause damage, but it’s nice to have a backup, just in case.
A .32cal can do it; lifted me off the ground and dropped me, back in ‘74, in a robbery. I walked away from it, though, through the Grace of God.
This is why a well trained dog is an asset.They wont freeze up or hesitate.
Dogs are an asset true, but bullets go faster and dead men tell no tales.
Speak for yourself please. This woman has plenty of courage to use a gun properly and hit what she's aiming at. I don't NEED a man to solve the problem - and I know many women just like me. In fact, there's an organization full of us- Second Amendment Sisters
Re: “This woman” in the previous post - I was referring to myself. I have the courage to protect myself and those around me! Just wanted to make it clear who I was talking about.
It’s also be difficult to kick-in a door that opens outward, instead of inward. I remember in my travels thru many towns in Europe, in the 80s, many homes’ doors opened outward and I never heard of any being kicked-in.
Women are too afraid to even reveal their presence, how can they find the courage to properly use a gun? It’s just luck.
One good man with a deep voice solves the problem.
You have got to be kidding me! My Hubby fell asleep downstairs while watching TV. I inadvertently fell asleep in the living room where I collapsed after an 18 hr/day plus 3 hr. commute time daily work week.
About 3 am, the patio door opened. Being a light sleeper, I woke up and thought it was my husband. I asked him what he was doing outside. He ignored me. I asked again, he stepped inside without comment. As he turned, I realized it was not my husband.
That made me so mad, I jumped up and starting screaming at the intruder: “Who are you and what the h*#l do you think you are doing coming into MY HOUSE? He froze, as I started toward him, continuing to screech he turned and ran away.
I started yelling for Hubby, the kids came running. I sent one to wake him up and the other helped me double check all the windows and doors. Hubby said you probably just dreamed it, but about that time, a white scout came roaring down the hill going 90 to nothing.
Couldn’t even get the authorities to come out and take fingerprints. They just said call us again, if he shows back up.
Somehow or other in the fight or flight scenario, I seem to be hardwired to fight. He probably would have been even more scared if I had had a shotgun to cock.LOL.
Goodness knows enough adults have been taken by the same ploy over the years.
Children are innocent.
I can't find it in myself to be too harsh with the kid.
The shame is on us, the men, because in a better time this guy would be hanging from a tree in a day or so.
They've bred the man out of us.
Gun impede the most important part of the Democrat agenda - redistribution of the wealth. Additionally, criminals are one of the most reliable voting block for the Democrats.
Geez! Excuse me for putting in a kind word for men!
Young men giving up on marriage: Women arent women anymore
When I ask them why, the answer is always the same: women arent women anymore. Feminism, which teaches women to think of men as the enemy, has made women angry and defensive, though often unknowingly.
There is no excuse for a girl of 15 being naive about strangers in today’s world.
So, are you saying that women who are able to shoot and protect themselves are not "real women"? I'm definitely NOT a feminist! I don't think of men as the enemy. I was just brought up to believe that I was responsible for my own safety. My Dad taught us to be self-sufficient.
Ironically, since the Israeli's are as well armed as they are, there probably aren't a lot of door-kickers over there.
Agreed. My wife shoots as well as I do. I practice a lot more than she does, but she doesn’t miss. Ever.
You’re right,but if the lady freezes up at least somebody’s doing something about the problem.The dog is there to buy you some time.
A trained German Shepherd would have been a big help in that situation.I’m convinced that my dogs sleep with one eye open,that intruder would have gotten savaged.
Even a yappy lil dog could have at least sounded the alarm before he walked in, but we were between dogs at the time, and Hubby hates dogs in the house, so we always have to discuss it for a while before we get a new one.
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