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by Mary Chastain 13 Jan 2013 172post a comment

Pam Loman of Shawnee, Oklahoma scared off three men trying to break into her home.
She was cleaning her home on Friday when a man knocked on her front door, while two others stayed in the car. When she did not answer the man resorted to banging on the door. Mrs. Loman got scared and went for her gun.

"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," said Mrs. Loman.

She had both hands on her .32-caliber pistol when the man knocked down her door.

“And just all of a sudden, with one kick, he knock the door completely in. The frame came flying down. Things came flying everywhere," she said. "And he saw that I had the gun, and he grabbed the door handle and pulled the door shut."

Mrs. Loman said if he did not run away and came into the house she would have shot him.

The gun saved her life. While politicians in Washington, DC want to strip Americans of their second amendment right, guns are the reason why many citizens are still alive.
 

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The gun did not save her life. She saved her life. The gun is only a tool.
Actually in this case it was the gun. If she had been standing there with a crossbow, a broad sword or a fly swatter, the immediate threat of force would not have been there. It was the presence of the gun that was the deciding factor.
 
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Sounds like a typical entry in the Armed Citizen column of the American Rifleman. It's full of accounts of people who have had no training using what most of us would consider woefully inadequate firearms to defend their homes successfully. I'll bet Mrs. Loman's .32 is an old top break Smith inherited from her grandfather, and she hasn't fired it more than once, maybe never. Anyone who says we need to restrict firearms to people with appropriate training just doesn't believe in a basic right to self-defense.
 

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Remember the old saying, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people"?
If we use and believe that adage then the gun did NOT save the woman. The woman saved herself.
 

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I do believe we already have the official statistics (and from the GAO too - from their very own employees) which state that guns are used to abort crimes and save lives from lethal threats at somewhere > 3X as many times as guns being used to COMMIT crimes. The evidence is literally under their very noses . . .
 

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I'm sorry, but if you kick in my door, I will shoot. If I point it, I'm shooting it! And not some little .32. No, I'm afraid that the perp will have a terminal encounter with my PT100. If he's really lucky, I will have my 357SIG conversion barrel in it instead of the standard, yet effective, 40S&W. Ever shoot a 357SIG? BANG! I'm glad the lady is safe.
 

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Remember the old saying, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people"?
If we use and believe that adage then the gun did NOT save the woman. The woman saved herself.
In this case again, I have to disagree. It wasn't whether she shot the thug. She did not. But it was the mere presence of looking down the barrel that was the determining factor. You are right, guns dont kill people, people kill people. and this Person opted NOT to kill another "people". This was a case of deterrence, not one where the woman was forced to take a life. If you break into a home and the owner is pointing a Mossy 500 dead at your face, you're not going to look if it's even loaded. All you will be aware of is that the owner has you dead to rights and it's his or her discression to pull the trigger. So in this case, the Gun's presence prevented the crime, not whether she shot or it went off all by itself.
 

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The gun's presence didn't do it. The woman USING it is what did it. Guns are in animate objects. They can't do anything.
You agree guns don't kill people so you agree the gun did nothing. To say differently is to contradict yourself. We must be consistent in our statgements. The Left is wacky enough, we don't need to give them fodder.
 

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This is silly semantics. It is clear the presence of the gun and the implied threat the woman armed with it gave caused the intruder to cease, desist and retreat.

She was not going to be a victim. She intended to stand and fight. Had it not been so she would have been forced to fire to end the encounter.
End of story.
 

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I do believe we already have the official statistics (and from the GAO too - from their very own employees) which state that guns are used to abort crimes and save lives from lethal threats at somewhere > 3X as many times as guns being used to COMMIT crimes. The evidence is literally under their very noses . . .
Yes, but the liberals do not want to admit those facts since it destroys their position.
 

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I love these fun pedantic arguments. I gotta add my three cents.

guns don't kill, people kill people. No, better yet, bullets kill people, even better

People shooting guns loaded with bullets hitting a vital spot kill people, yeah that's it (until further revision required).
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Not a case of cabin fever.
We don't want to be accused of being hypocritical when we say guns donrt kill people and then say the gun saved her life.
Either guns kill people or they don't. The mere presence of the gun saved her life or she used it to save her life.
Ya can't have it both ways.
The looney moonbat left will seize any opportunity to make us look bad. We don't need to help them.
 

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She is alive and well is the main point. She was ready and and gave pause to essess the situation. That she was lucky. If the BG was armed he could have gotten the first round off and that in a split second could change the outcome. I have trained my family to do otherwise.

If someone is breaking down the door or a window to gain entry the situation has proven the fact of bodily harm.

There would be no pause, no word from mouth say anything like "I have a gun" or "stay out". The first person would be met with at least a three round burst to center of mass followed by another if still moving with a handgun or two from shotgun. My wife would keep shooting until no movement. This would be followed up with situational assessement for other BGs. Nothing said or calls made until in a situation that assures possible bodily harm has been nutralized.

We have a plan as much as we have one for a fire.

These BGs missed harming this worman but will no doubt go and harm someone else now. As was posted by someone else, if a gun in my house or on person is raised for fear of life it will be used. We do not brandish.
 
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