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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:55 AM

Neighbor Almost Hit by the Crossfire During Home Invasion

A home invasion turned shootout in a Salt Lake City apartment last Wednesday left one suspect wounded and a next door neighbor a bit shaky after he was almost hit during the exchange.

Around 3:20 in the afternoon, according to KSL news, a man, a woman and a child were inside the apartment when there was a knock on the door. The man responded and, as Salt Lake City Police Lt. Bryce Johnson described the scene, “It was a person that this family knew. They started to let them in the door. As the person came in, there were three people waiting. They kind of pushed past and displayed some handguns.”

And that’s when things escalated. The homeowner had a gun of his own, so he opened fire on the intruders and the men wisely fled, but not before one of them caught a bullet.

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While the authorities didn't specify who fired the shot that penetrated the neighbor's wall, it's fair to say this falls back to the third law of gun safety: always be sure of your target and what is behind it. In a high-octane home invasion, though, it can be hard to keep gun safety in mind unless you practice it so religiously that it’s second nature. Of course, it’s also possible that the near-miss bullet came from one of the robber’s guns, and not from the homeowner’s gun.

http://www.guns.com/crossfire-almost-hits-neighbor-11377.html

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SecularMotion Nov 2012 OP
ileus Nov 2012 #1
Eleanors38 Nov 2012 #2
Atypical Liberal Nov 2012 #3
holdencaufield Nov 2012 #9
slackmaster Nov 2012 #4
Clames Nov 2012 #5
Remmah2 Nov 2012 #6
PavePusher Nov 2012 #7
holdencaufield Nov 2012 #8
discntnt_irny_srcsm Nov 2012 #10

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:58 AM

1. Another righteous DGU, we need more success stories like this.

Keep them coming.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:14 AM

2. Thanks for posting! nt

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:27 AM

3. Yes, overpenetration is always a concern.

 

Especially in dense living conditions like apartment dwelling, over-penetration is a concern when using a firearm for self-defense.

If the idea is, however, that people living in apartments should not be able to use firearms for self-defense because they might hit others, no thanks.

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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:11 PM

9. "overpenetration is always a concern"

 

Stop bragging.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:31 AM

4. I was almost run over by an inattentive driver in a Ford F-150 pickup truck last night

 

Where's my news article?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:54 AM

5. I picked up a Benelli Nova shotgun Saturday...

 

...because of such an issue. In my house over penetration isn't as much as issue but it certainly is in my apartment.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:03 AM

6. So what's the alternative?

 

Please do tell. I love the Bizzaro world responses.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:57 AM

7. I love the way the article attempts to insinuate that the near-shooting....

 

is the fault of the lawful resident who was forced to lawfully defend himself, his family and his residence.

All three of the would-be thieves should be charged with attempted murder.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:10 PM

8. There is another term for "almost hit"

 

That is NOT HIT AT ALL.

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:05 PM

10. almost...

Almost shot is like...
- almost stabbed
- almost drowned
- almost run over

...maybe not quite as scary as almost pregnant

These things are just a part of life for some folks like...
- almost elected
- almost arrested
- almost won the powerball

...and yet, life goes on.

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