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“and then a roll of duct tape came out”

“and then a roll of duct tape came out”

I wonder what the three masked intruders planned on using the duct tape for with this woman they found alone at home.  And note that they brought the duct tape with them.

She pulled out her gun and shot one of the three masked intruders and scuffled with another.  The three then fled and one was arrested with a gun shot wound to the stomach at a local hospital.  Home invasion suspect arrested after woman opens fire (h/t Instapundit)

Mother defends self with gun

According to my weapons consultant, the gun appears to be a Sig-Sauer P250, standard sized, which holds up to 17 rounds.

Because it carries more than a 7-round magazine, it woud be illegal to purchase in New York as a result of the new gun law, or even to own if you used a more than 10-round magazine previously.  (Added — The new law is confusing on this point.  As I read it, if you previously owned a 10-round magazine for the gun you could keep the magazine but only put 7 bullets in it.  But since the specs call for either 14 or 17-round magazines depending on caliber, it’s unlikely anyone had a 10-round magazine prior to the law.  So it appears that even prior owners of this gun would have to find a 7-round magazine for it, or use it as a paperweight.)

Three intruders, 7-rounds.  Better be a good shot.  Or get lucky, as she did, that one round scares them away.

Related: Heller case attorney: NY 7-round limit “clearly unconstitutional”


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For some “people” this is clearly some form of hero fantasy and never happened.

Guns can prevent the weak or outnumbered from being forced to endure whatever any predator wants to force on them. She was prepared not to be victimized.

The 2nd Amendment is under such an orchestrated attack precisely because we live now in the era of the Predator State that actually doe aspire to control individual behavior. It is using education right now to create mindsets that will not mind or even notice they are being victimized. Statism is all about maximizing power.

But it remains incredibly wary of the fact that right now we are in the middle stages where the children’s minds are not yet mush. And too many parents remember why we have divided powers in a federal system with the individual having primacy.

“And then the duct tape came out” also makes a good metaphor for this subject-sovereign rewriting of the US Constitution over the citizen-State relationship.

From my Webster’s Dictionary: deter: to turn aside, discourage, or prevent from acting

I just wanted to remind the anti 2nd Amendment folks of that word.

They seem to have let it slip from their vocabulary.

Finger out of the trigger guard!

Right on with the right-ons! It’s nice to see guns in the hands of smart people (no, #DiFi, you are not one of them).

theduchessofkitty | January 31, 2013 at 9:55 am

This happened in Magnolia, not too far from my house.

She was alone at home and had just tucked her 6-year-old son to bed. And there were three invaders, with duct tape. What if she didn’t have that gun? Three men to a woman and a child. Think about it for a minute.

And yet, the gun-grabbers want to deny us the right to defend ourselves, the right to fight back?

TX has conceal-carry and “Castle Doctrine” laws. She was well within her rights. Those criminals would have done well to know anyone they’d try to steal from would probably be armed. But they don’t care. Criminals don’t care about laws.

According to some of our genius Collective, this woman is a vigilante.


I hesitate to criticize someone who faced down a situation I’ve never confronted. But I’m going to anyway.

Her only mistake was firing one shot. Once she went on the offensive she should have stayed on the offensive until they were all down, or all gone. At a minimum she should have put a round into each of them.

Worst case scenario her attackers couldn’t shoot her with her own (then empty) gun.

    SoCA Conservative Mom in reply to ThomasD. | January 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Unfortunately there is room for criticism. One of the guys got the gun away from her. She should have shot him when he came after her and before he kneed her in the face. Shoot until the thread is neutralized.

      theduchessofkitty in reply to SoCA Conservative Mom. | January 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      I’m sure she’ll do better next time… if there is ever a next time…

      Henry Hawkins in reply to SoCA Conservative Mom. | January 31, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      “Shoot until the thread is neutralized.”

      Hahaha, an online commenter’s Freudian slip.

      Top Gun Range, in Houston, has offered to provide her with a new gun, shooting lessons and use of the range whenever she wants.

      Also, the man who was shot was Life Flighted (thank you, taxpayers) to Hermann Memorial Hospital (thanks again taxpayers) and expected to recover. He is a Mexican National who is here illegally. Can we bill Mexico for his hospital care and his helicopter trip or at least, DEDUCT his costs from whatever “foreign aid” we give them?

      The news story said that is when she went and got her second gun. There is some argument about emptying your weapon thus leaving yourself unarmed in these situations. The bad guys usually run when one of them has been wounded. They want medical attention for their comrade, they don’t want to leave a person who can identify them behind, and gunfire tends to scramble their ability to think. So they run. Since this happened in a semi-rural area north of Houston the odds of this lady having a second weapon, rifles and shotguns are more common than hand guns in these areas, the possibility of her firing at them while they attempted to escape was certainly on their minds.

    Ragspierre in reply to ThomasD. | January 31, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Everyone needs to train in combat shooting if they have a gun for self-protection.

    Double-taps. On every target. If the are moving after that in any direction but AWAY, repeat as necessary.

    William A. Jacobson in reply to ThomasD. | January 31, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I agree, the three should have been carried out in body bags. They carry around duct tape for a reason, and it shows they weren’t just interested in grabbing a laptop.

      Professor, even if she were in NY she’d have been able to have the pistol as Sig makes a 10 round magazine for that model and have announced that they will make 7 round models for NY sale in the future.

      And yes, we are only “allowed” to load 7 rounds in our 10 rounders at home and on the street (but we are allowed to load them with 10 at a firing range where I presume it’s more dangerous!)

      You just can’t beat AndyBoy Cuomo’s intelligence!

Exactly! If you’re a disadvantaged shooter, or there is a diversity of criminals, then you deserve to be murdered, raped, or otherwise exploited.

The Second Amendment recognizes that gun control laws empower criminals and other minority interests to commit acts of involuntary exploitation with reduced risk and lower opportunity costs.

The only gun control law required is equal accountability, for criminals, government agents, and other members of society.

TrooperJohnSmith | January 31, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Why the ambiguity on magazine laws?

It’s because the Democrats don’t want people to be armed. In this woman’s case, the Democrats would rather that she be raped and murdered, so they could hold hands, have a candle-light vigil and wear a “look how much I care” ribbon to show how much in solidarity they are. They could heap teddy bears, flowers, victim photos and candle jars outside her home, in some bullshit attempt to appear all caring and bereaved. Then, emotionally sated at last, they could go home and feel morally superior to all us rubes who cling to our guns, religion and family values.

Serial killers and would-be rapists carry duct tape.

I carry a pistol in a holster on my belt when my husband is out of town. The moral of this story is carry on your hip all day, every night.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to logos. | January 31, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    So right. She had to rely on stratagems to get to her gun, then she didn’t keep shooting. After being disarmed(she’s lucky she wasn’t murdered with her own gun), she had to get to her other gun (thank God she had one). Hopefully, she gets herself a holster and packs heat night and day. Those men came with intent to, possibly to kidnap, rape, and kill … or sell into slavery.