In a suburban neighborhood outside Atlanta, a mother exercised her fundamental American right to bear arms and protect her children from an intruder during a home invasion yesterday afternoon.

A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday.

The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her children to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar.

But the man eventually found the family.

“The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver,” Chapman told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.

The woman then shot him five times, but he survived, Chapman said. He said the woman ran out of bullets but threatened to shoot the intruder if he moved.

“She’s standing over him, and she realizes she’s fired all six rounds. And the guy’s telling her to quit shooting,” Chapman said.

The woman ran to a neighbor’s home with her children. The intruder attempted to flee in his car but crashed into a wooded area and collapsed in a nearby driveway, Chapman said.

Deputies arrested 32-year-old Atlanta resident Paul Slater in connection with the crime. He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment.

Slater is reportedly a repeat offender having been arrested six times since 2008. Perhaps, this time, he’ll finally learn the lesson our correctional facilities can’t seem to teach him.

It’s a good thing the woman didn’t buy into Piers Morgan’s “musket argument.”

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Those things are terribly time consuming to reload and since 5 shots were barely enough to slow the intruder down, I don’t think the musket would have gotten the job done.

 
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