Why you might need a bigger gun…


That .38 six shooter just might fail to get the job done.

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 9-year-old twins 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.

Evidently the crook didn’t have a gun because if you can talk and run, you can return fire.

Don’t let anyone tell you how big a gun you need or how many rounds should be in your magazine.

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4 Responses to Why you might need a bigger gun…

  1. Jim22 says:

    She shoulda had a shotgun. Handguns are underpowered and hard to hit with. Shotguns are much more effective.

  2. sortahwitte says:

    Everyone has a preference and a favorite. The old horse is tired of being beat nearly to death every time it staggers up off the ground. I like firearms. I like shooting them. I find them to be a great tool for protecting my freedoms. Stop this senseless killing of electrons. I love you folks.

  3. slinger says:

    Also, what happens when the intruder is not alone? A lot of criminals work in teams. 5 or 6 shouts might sound sufficient to someone that wets their pants every time they hear the word “gun”, but factor in adrenaline, a dynamic environment, and multiple assailants … I’ll keep my high capacity magazines thank you very much.