Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Tough Old Bird Edition

If you’re ever so hard up that you figure your only option is to break into someone’s home and steal their stuff, just remember — you don’t want to mess with Jill Stucker. The 64-year-old from Lake City, Florida knows how to handle a hairy situation, not to mention her gun. “Police said Jill Stucker was watching TV about 9:20 p.m. at her home in the 800 block of Northeast Lake Drive when 26-year-old Milton Barber Jr. broke in through the bedroom window.” Is it ageist/sexist to say most 64-year-old women wouldn’t have had a clue what to do in the same situation? Yes, yes it is. But Ms. Stucker handled herself like a real operator . . .

First, she got her gun. Second, as news4jax.com reports, she made for the back door, probably figuring the home invader would take what he wanted and skedaddle. But he skedidn’t.

As she tried to flee her home, Barber began chasing her out of the house, police said. They said Stucker began screaming for help as heard by her neighbors, and as she began running toward the road, she stopped, saw the intruder still chasing her and fired one shot at him, striking him once in the chest, police said.

One shot, in the dark with adrenaline flowing like champagne in the Giants’ locker room last night. And she plugs him center mass. Not bad. Not bad at all.

The hole in his thorax made Barber change his trajectory.

Barber fled out the backyard over a wooden fence, dropping blood on the fence and fled down the sidewalk, leaving a blood trail, police said. They said Barber collapsed on the doorstep of the home of a man who was applying pressure to the gunshot wound when officers arrived.

But why would he take off after the homeowner when he could have had anything in her house? Here’s a clue:

Barber is a convicted felon and a registered sexual offender. He was also placed on probation by the state of Florida on July 11 for previous charges of burglary, battery and sexual assault until July 2019.

We don’t know Ms. Stucker, but we’d like to shake her hand.

63 Responses to Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Tough Old Bird Edition

  1. avatarDirk Diggler says:

    I think you meant to end with “shake” her hand

  2. avatarMoonshine says:

    Atta girl! That is all.

  3. avatarWill says:

    the perv was up to no good. prob thinking he could sate his urges, and get some loot as well with little to no resistance from an old lady.

    shouldn’t expect much from a two-bit criminal, and obviously he didn’t expect her to fight back so ferociously. Like the child a few stories back, did what she could to be out of harms way, but harm had no intention of leaving her be… and thus justly defended herself.

  4. avatarA Brit in MI says:

    Two points:-

    1/ Revolving door justice system, we hear time and time again that these offenders have a criminal history as long as your arm. Where there is sexual assault involved, these guys always re-offend, lock ‘em up & toss the key.

    2/ Without an effective means of self defense, this lady would have been seriously harmed or killed. The law gave her the framework in which to use deadly force, and the constitution detailed her basic human right to be armed.

    One more point (because I can’t stop!), is that we also hear all the time that having people armed will lead to mayhem in the streets due to bullets flying everywhere. This lady proved that the common person acting under extreme stress can use the appropriate level of force safely. Perhaps the NYPD could take lessons from Ms. Stucker!

    • avatarWill says:

      We also get from the “rights” crowds that castration is “cruel and unusual punishment” for these sex offenders… even though castration will kill the sex drive deader than Achmed the Dead Terrorist.

      • avatarMoonshine says:

        Silence! I keel you!

      • This sickness had nothing to do with the sexual organs but the mind. You can remove the organ and the drive is still there.

        • avatarjwm says:

          So, I’m just guessing here since I have no degrees, a hollowpoint through the brain will stop the drive? Just throwing ideas out there.

        • avatarSam W. says:

          Well at least she didn’t use a hollow point bullet(s). Good shot.

        • avatarSteve in MA says:

          the drive tends to go away when the balls aren’t yelling at the brain to let them do their thing

      • avatarJohn says:

        Rape is not just intercourse! Castration, appropriate, would not solve the problem. What would do it is putting the criminal is a very horny silver back gorilla. If the survive the encounter they get free room and board for life in prison. If they don’t survive, well they don’t and one less criminal on the streets!

    • avatarwolfpack 46 says:

      Is this a perfect example of; Stand your Ground. I think it is, so, where is the press, the nbp, sharpton and Jackson and all the other leeches.

  5. avatarMotoJB says:

    Awesome…but I would have applied pressure to wound with my boot if it were my house.

  6. avatarspeedracer5050 says:

    Well what do you know??!! Trayvon got reincarnated and re dead all at the hands of a justified shooter!!!
    Yea I know Trayvon was just a poor innocent misunderstood child, but at one time so was Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and a few others.
    @MotoJB… True but then there would be the possibility of that person having to face a medical malpractice suit from the perps family and the various “Righteous Reverends” who would call foul or racism or some other such crap!!!

  7. avatarRoll says:

    Your comments make too much sense, the antigunners will never be able to follow our logic

  8. avatarsindaan68 says:

    Going to prison saying you got shot by grandma isnt going to get you and cell block cred.

  9. avatarTTACer says:

    She should have just given him what he wanted.

    /sarc

  10. avatarAharon says:

    “Is it ageist/sexist to say most 64-year-old women wouldn’t have had a clue what to do in the same situation?”

    — Is it still ageist/sexist if the statement is usually factual and true? You did say ‘most’ and not ‘all’. Still, the modern PC crowd of the loonie-left would be whining at your insensitivity and disregard for not recognizing everyone is the same except when the loonie-left claims itself superior. Oh’ modern society and the fools in it. I just want a place on a hillside where I can drink a micro-brew, grill a sausage, and watch modern society below implode and collapse.

    • avatarRalph says:

      I just want a place on a hillside where I can drink a micro-brew, grill a sausage, and watch modern society below implode and collapse.

      Whatever happened to “A book of verses underneath the bough, a jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou?”

      I guess that society has already collapsed when the best we can do is a can of beer and a bratwurst!

      • avatarAharon says:

        hahahaha

        Your idea is a good one. A book of verses, some good Italian rustic red wine, bread, and I’ll add some cheese too. Italian deli meats would make it a fun last meal if it comes to that.

      • avatarIng says:

        I dunno, though… A bottle of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a really good bratwurst is a hard combo to beat. Omar might have been down with it.

      • avatarsanchanim says:

        I like wine, and brew. Never the cheap beer. I can put together the anti pasta, and whip up some venison Italian style. :-)

        • avatarJarhead1982 says:

          Dam it, now I got wipe my key board off from all the drooling you guys started, when do we eat, I’ll bring my own Fat Tire!

    • avatarKendahl says:

      Take “64-year-old women” out of the sentence and you will be good to go, not to mention exactly right.

  11. avatarAccur81 says:

    That’s pretty badass. I’m not sure how far away the shot was from, but she did very well. Some anti-gunners can’t understand that some people are just evil, and will take whatever they want. Unless of course they are met with force, as happened here. This story, without 2A rights, would not have had a happy ending.

  12. avatarSammy says:

    To Ms. Jill Stucker: You did the right things to evade this attacker, hurting someone else may bring regret and guilt, but it was you or him. I’m glad you survived. And I hope you find peace in knowing that you did more than most to avoid using your firearm. God Bless.

    • avatarAharon says:

      My concern with her running out the back door is that she might have run into other thugs waiting for her.

      • avatarAlphaGeek says:

        Presumably she had the gun oriented in her direction of travel, and considering her actions that day, would likely have shot any threats in her forward sector. As it should be.

  13. avatarjwm says:

    Common thread on this site, don’t mess with the old timers. Word of advice to the bag guys. If your intended victim is old enough to remember 10 cent candy bars, they’re not a victim, they’re survivors. You don’t get old by being weak .

    • avatarRalph says:

      Ten cent candy bars? I remember 5 cent candy bars bars. I guess that makes me as strong as Godzilla. Heck, I even remember Godzilla. The original. With Raymond Burr, who did not play the title role although he certainly had the girth.

      Now if I could just remember where I put my glasses . . . .

      • avatarjwm says:

        On your head Ralph, that’s where I usually find mine. They say that when you get old the memory is the second shortest thing on your body.

      • avatarJarhead1982 says:

        Geez, 8 yrs old, pop lets me ride my bike 2 miles to the country store that had everything, old fashioned, with a real soda jerk oh lord the malteds to die for, barrel of koscher dills, pickled eggs, the smoked deli meats and a lunch bag of hard candy/gum, your choice for a nickel, a dime for the bottle soda. Not to mention the local dairy, fresh milk in the bottle, home made butter, and then the bakery, nothing better than fresh home made bread or pastries, drool, drool, drool. Sigh, I miss such places.

  14. avatarHAVE GUN says:

    “I hope you find peace in knowing that you did more than most to avoid using your firearm. God Bless.”

    I was very impressed the lady first tried to flee before using deadly force.

    • avatarMotoJB says:

      I doubt she was trying to avoid using her firearm, I think she was trying to avoid the attacker. A big difference.

  15. I love reading about the elderly protecting them self. No such thing as an easy target, when that target is packing.

  16. avatarHAVE GUN says:

    “I hope you find peace in knowing that you did more than most to avoid using your firearm. God Bless”

    +1

  17. avatarFyrewerx says:

    I think she was drawing him out of her house so she wouldn’t have to clean the blood up off her floor. Smart move.

  18. avatarMotoJB says:

    More awesomeness and another win for the old farts; (this time in CA)
    Read: http://www.gunsandammo.com/2012/10/23/read-react-72-year-old-man-kills-intruder/#ixzz2A9mxLFMJ

  19. avatarSandy Scott says:

    Hopefully the asshole died or will die, but now do we have to put up with the arrival of the media whore act, Sharpton and Jackson?

  20. avatarGS650G says:

    Now that’s cost savings in action. A little mop up here and there and a few reports and everyone goes about their business with one less problem in the world

  21. avatarval says:

    As the old western shows would say “Have gun will travel…” This lady has brains, guts and bravado…She was properly trained on when and how to use the firearm. A person who arms themselves for protection realize that what comes with that is a tremendous amount of responsibility and thus, a higher standard of care. This higher standard of care demands that the armed citizen, senior or otherwise, exercise good judgment and appropriate restraint.

    Good judgment includes always effectively concealing your firearm and retaining it. It entails properly securing your firearm at all times so that your weapon does not fall into unauthorized hands. Good judgment means avoiding situations that you know beforehand could turn ugly. It means you never provoke a confrontation when you are armed and that you leave the scene of a potentially escalating confrontation if you can. She followed all of those rules and then some.

    Appropriate restraint means exercising appropriate self control and self discipline in confrontational situations because you are armed and you carry the power to use deadly force. It means using your head and not overreacting.

  22. avatarmaria sykrs says:

    I truely commend her, she tried to flee, but he still pursued her. What a brave woman. Thats the trouble with the laws nowadays, slap on wrist then,don’t do that again! ha…once an offender always an offender in my book. Thank God she did’nt get abbused by this scumbag…& Thank God she did’nt say, have a grandaughter with her or whomever…we need to go back to the old days & throw a rope over a tree and do away with anyone that abbuses the elderly or children ! The Good Lord looks down & weeps…what is wrong with this sick picture??? way to go (I won’t say granny,but hero!) :)

  23. avatarlouis says:

    grandma needs to work on her double tap
    good job

  24. She’s obviously been to those $1,000 tactical weekend trainers. And obviously she’s spent thousands of rounds at her local range. Probably trains force on force as well.

    Because as we all know…. when it hits the fan… there’s an adrenaline dump… you get the shakes, tunnel vision… etc..

    No civilian that isn’t sufficiently tacticool could ever pull this kind of stuff off.

  25. avatarsanchanim says:

    Nice one Grandma! Way to go!

  26. avatarpat says:

    Wonder what kind of handgun was used? 9mm regular load or lesser caliber (38 special regular load out of a snub, 380, 32, 25, 22)?

  27. avatarStucker Jr says:

    Thanks to all those who have posted, our family appreciates all the support. We couldn’t be prouder of our pistol packing Granny.

    • avatarspeedracer5050 says:

      We are al glad your grandma is ok and damn well able to take care of herself!!!
      Hope you are as proud of her as I am sure we are!!

    • avatarMotoJB says:

      Tell her we’re all thinking of and rootin’ for her! Hope she’s not taking the experience too hard/harshly. Regards.

    • avatarphilthegardner says:

      Let her know she has our utmost admiration. Oh and I hope this old fart shoots as well as she does at her age.

  28. avatarDamon says:

    Excellent! to have someone close to a story like this come and be a part of our community, be it temporarily or long term, is great! thank you for coming. Here’s hoping your Grandmother is doing well, and many congrats to her on not being a victim.

  29. avatarBob says:

    This is not the complete list; it was taken from the 45 Communist goals that found their way down the halls of our great Capitol back in 1963.

    Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 .

    3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

    17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
     
    26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” 

    (Leviticus 20:13If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.)

    27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
    30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
    31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

    36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
     
    37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

    Luke 10:18And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
    In ancient Hebrew the word for lightning is barack, the word for heaven or the
    heights is bama and to connect the words either an “a” or an “o” is used.

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” – Barack Hussein Obama – Audacity of Hope

    2 Thessalonians 2:3 (King James Version)
    3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    Political Correctness a term first seen in Mao’s Little Red Book, a communist engendered abomination that is instituting censorship little by little.

    “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”- George Washington

    Carl Marx, once wrote that, the goal of the Communists was to quote,. “enter into men’s minds and cast God down from his throne.”

    Matthew 12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

     

    In ancient Babylon their economy was based on usury.
    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
     Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that only the Congress can print and coin money! 

    The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped thru congress during the Christmas break with the majority of it’s members absent. 

    The Federal Reserve is self serving and privately owned in violation to the Constitution, charging interest on illegally printed money. Money printed from nothing!
    In America On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. Five months later A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY was MURDERED BY COMMUNIST! 

    Our own US Congress voted themselves a raise. (But vetoed a raise for those on Social Security) A member of Congress only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus.  If some one in the military stays  in for 20 years (providing that they are not killed in combat before that) and gets out as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $2,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm’s way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.

    The debt added by the previous 43 U.S. Presidents from 1789 through 2002 combined was
       $6.3 trillion

    The debt added by Obama is
        $6.5 trillion

    “I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the properties class, and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.”—Roger Baldwin, leftist, anarchist, and Communist, was born in Wellesley MA and co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
     
     
    In ancient Babylon their priest sacrificed babies to their gods baal, and molech.  
    In America the communist under their socialist programs have sacrificed over 50 million American babies to their god satan!
    Leviticus 20:2-5
    2Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel , Whosoever he be of the children of Israel , or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel , that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
    3And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
    4And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
    5Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
     
    Luke 22:35-36 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.

     “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” – Barack Hussein Obama
     
     
    Jeremiah 50:16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the SICKLE in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
    Jeremiah 50:23How is the HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND BROKEN! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
    BABYLON = the HAMMER and SICKLE!
     
     
    Jeremiah 50:14 “ Put yourselves in array against Babylon all around, All you who bend the bow; Shoot at her, spare no arrows, For she has sinned against the LORD.

    “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”— Norman Thomas, Socialist Party Presidential Candidate in 1940, 1944 and 1948, co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
    “We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.”—Nikita Kruschev, former Soviet Premier/dictator.

    All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Psalm 118:10

    “The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!”. George Washington

      2 Timothy 2:15   Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 

    Jeremiah 48: 10Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

    Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying , Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down , and shall be found no more at all.

    “NO KING BUT KING JESUS!”
            

  30. avatarRidgeliner says:

    But that is such a cute picture of young Mr. Barber. If Barack Obama had a son he would look just like that! He can’t be guilty.

  31. avatarSaltporkdoc says:

    As a former cop I can say that I was always thankful that the criminals, by and large, were (and apparently still are) stupid. Made it easier to catch them.

    Just one thing, when you go to shake that lady’s hand…make sure it’s NOT the one with the gun in it. Then shake it again for me. She did more for the recidivist rate than all the prisons in the country.

  32. avatarbontai Joe says:

    God bless her, and I am so glad she survived without being attacked. I hope she carries no guilt over shooting a bad guy, because he had it coming to him. I sure can’t think of what else she could have done to escape from this guy. Give her a big hug for me. I can only hope that my mom can handle herself in a similar way if needed.

  33. avatarRuss's Gunshop says:

    This is why quality and professional training are important. ( click on link at end)

    Jill Stuckey , is a 64 year old single woman ; who is small in stature and was thought to be and easy target.

    Jill lives in Lake City Florida and has had her house broken into three times by the same burglar.

    On the third burglary she was attacked , but was able to escape with only cuts and bruises.

    After the third burglary and attack, Jill realized she needed a gun for protection. Being unfamiliar with firearms Jill wanted training .

    She contacted Russ’s Gunshop in Fort White Florida, who has a training facility for Concealed permit classes and advanced handgun training using experienced and certified NRA instructors.

    She took the concealed permit and passed . Feeling she needed more training she enrolled in the advanced handgun class and passed with flying colors .

    The advanced class ended a 2:30 pm. At 9:30 pm the same day she completed the advanced class, the same burglar broke into Jill’s home for a forth time.

    This time Jill retrieved her Charter Arms 32 H & R magnum Undercoverette and exited the house calling for help .

    Being chased from her home by the burglar who caught up and confronted her; Jill had no choice and no way to stop the immanent attack she so fired one shot hitting the attacker in the chest.

    The burglar staggered back and retreated but collapsed a short time later.

    The burglar had an extensive criminal back round , involving burglary , assault and is a registered sexual offender who was been recently released from prison on parole.

    here is the link

    http://www.lakecityjournal.com/main.asp?SectionID=14&SubSectionID=74&ArticleID=9304

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