On Friday, January 4, 2013, a mother of two shot a man after he broke into her home in Loganville, Georgia. According to WSBTV, the woman noticed the strange man wandering around outside through an upstairs window.
As the man forced his way into the home using a crowbar, the woman quickly took her children up into the attic for safety. The man found the woman and her kids, but he didn’t expect to also find the barrel of her .38 revolver staring him in the face.
The mother fired all six rounds of the revolver, hitting the intruder five times. She realized that the gun was empty, but still threatened to shoot the man again if he moved. He cowered at her strength and begged her not to shoot again, at this point probably wishing that he had not decided to break into that house that day.
The intruder was identified as Paul Slater, a 32-year-old from Atlanta who was released from jail in August. After being shot, Slater attempted to escape, but didn’t make it very far before crashing his car nearby, struggling to stay conscious.
Luckily the mother was able to fight off the intruder with no harm done to her or her children. However, this story has brought up an interesting argument. The intruder was shot five times and still remained alive. Had the intruder not been alone, the woman would have needed more than six rounds to effectively protect her and her 9-year-old twins. It is cases like these in which high-capacity magazines would be an advantage for responsible citizens.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
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