Home Defensive Gun Use of the Day Quote/DGU of the Day: Two, Two, Two Posts in One Edition Defensive Gun Use of the DayGun ControlHandgunsPersonal Defense Quote/DGU of the Day: Two, Two, Two Posts in One Edition By Dan Zimmerman - August 20, 2012 34 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ “There’s so much talk about banning guns and gun control, but they’re for home protection. And, you know, there’s no way that I could have fought him off.” – Martha Lewis ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR How VR Can Help Erode Gun Control Globally Polymer80 Settles Lawsuit, Will Stop Selling Guns To Maryland Residents Battle Over Credit Card Merchant Code Being Fought In Several States 34 COMMENTS That rumble you hear is the blood pressure of gun control proponents going over the red line trying to find a counter argument. “Would you shoot me?” Really…you forced your way into someone’s home and refused to retreat when confronted. You are lucky to still be above room temperature. Reply What’s worse? Getting shot by Mom or stabbed and axed by her daughters? Way to go. Reply I knew as soon as I saw her, yep, she was gonna be a bad ass southern woman. I dont think any more perps will be messing with that house after this story spreads around. Reply And he walked out! He could have just walked away! Ask that wacko mikey if this DGU is bogus or not. Reply No, according to mikenumbers and the rest of the brainless antigunners we are supposed to all be victims and like it… Reply MikeBnumbers, I believe, also said that a locked door was good enough protection too. Funny, this guy decided it wasn’t as he made the decision to kick it in and enter. Reply No, a piece-of-shit wooden door with a cheap lock like that is not sufficient. I never said it was. A proper door and if necessary security, bars are sufficient to keep intruders out. But about the shooting, I think that lady is a hero. It sounds like she displayed the perfect amount of care before deciding to shoot the guy and afterwards there’s no gloating and macho talk like you guys love so much. The thing I have a problem with is the quote, the misleading and ignorant quote that Dan selected. “There’s so much talk about banning guns and gun control, but they’re for home protection. And, you know, there’s no way that I could have fought him off.” – No one I know is pushing for totally banning guns from being used for home protection. “Banning and gun control” are two different things. This is where you gun-rights guys have wrongly educated people about gun ownership. You are the ones who associate “banning and gun control.” And people like this heroic lady buy into it. …and if necessary security, bars are sufficient to keep intruders out. Right, and the next step after that is cement block walls with shards of glass attached to the top. I guess that’s the world you live in when criminals essentially have free reign to do whatever they please. And people like this heroic lady buy into it. What this lady bought into likely saved her life and that of her daughters. Good for her. What she’s bought into is your bullshit that gun bans and gun control are the same thing. jeebus mikeybnumbers. every time you post you drive home the need to loosen the gun laws and let more people arm themselves. have you actually read any of your postings? it’s almost like you’re being paid by the nra to discredit the gun control crowd. Either way she’s a satisfied customer. Oooh ooh, I know this one! Clearly compensating for a small penis! Do I get a cookie? Reply Guns aren’t just for home protection. Reply Yep, that did cross my mind as I holstered up to go for my morning errands. Reply Here’s some food for thought to Mikeb30whatever :In Chicago, NYC, most of NJ and California, this woman and her daughters would be a murder statistic-or worse. I challenge him to explain logically how this woman being killed for lack of a firearm is a morally superior outcome. Reply It’s morally superior to Mike because it supports his anti-constitutional agenda. Reply CA has a strong Castle Doctrine. There is no duty to retreat in one’s home, the homeowner is presumed to have acted in fear of imminent bodily harm to themselves or others when shooting an intruder who they have reason to believe broke in and isn’t an immediate family member. Reply we used to have a duty to retreat in ca even in our homes. now we can even take a gun outside our home to protect the life of another. even in ca things have changed,verry little i admit, a bit for the better in some respects. a good showing in november at the national level might even have some small effect on ca. Reply styrgwillidar can you please post a link for the law? I really would like to read it.. Thanks for posting! Reply Not fair to CA. Don’t know about the others, but even in Los Angeles you can buy a gun. They just make it a hassle. Reply What is up with comments today? They’re pretty jacked up. On to the story, I had something for this…..what was it? Oh yes, clearly compensating for the size of her penis. Reply Did anyone else notice the door frame? He kicked in the door, and the only place the frame was damaged was at the level of the door knob, not the level of the deadbolt. I don’t know if the frame is any stronger up at the deadbolt. I don’t know if it would have given way just as easily. I do know that the deadbolt was demonstrably not locked when he kicked it. Lock your friggin’ doors, people. Reply As you note yourself. You are unsure if locking the deadbolt would have made any difference. Would it have offered a little more resistance with two places locked? more than likely yes. Would it have stopped this guy? probably not, unless the frame did actually hold up. The given evidence would suggest that it might not have. Reply More and more often lately, deadbolts fire into a pocket that has a steel liner, whereas the doorknob latch only fires into a hole drilled into the wood frame with a cosmetic metal plate over top. I know that’s how mine is, because I installed the steel pocket liner for the deadbolt. My knob latch would tear out just like this lady’s did if kicked, but the deadbolt would either break your foot or take a very large chunk of the door framing with it. See this picture: http://www.directdoorknobs.com/Shared/Schlage/deadbolts/bedeadbolt_exploded.jpg A knob latch frequently only has the part marked “Strike” over a hole drilled in the wood. The part marked “Metal Dustbox” is the part I’m referring to. Three 3-1/2″ screws go into the door framing: one in the bottom of the Dustbox, and two through the big holes in the surface flange. Then the cosmetic Strike goes over top, with little 5/8″ screws through it and the small holes in the Dustbox flange. In any case, even if your deadbolt doesn’t have a steel liner and big screws, by definition it’s still going to double the amount of force required to kick the door open over the knob latch alone. Lock your doors. Reply I shouldn’t have to lock my doors. I do, but it shouldn’t be necessary. I’m sure a lot of the older folks remember the days where you didn’t have to. If someone has not been invited into my house then they shouldn’t be there regardless of locked doors. “Violence never settles anything. This mean-spirited woman should have sat down and reasoned with the poor, misguided youth. Besides, this is just an anecdote and doesn’t prove anything.” Composite quote from mikeb#s, self-anointed expert on self-defense. “There’s so much talk about banning guns and gun control, but they’re for home protection. And, you know, there’s no way that I could have fought him off.” – Martha Lewis (NOT a victim, and a true expert on self-defense. As in ‘been there, done that’.). “God created men and women, but Sam Colt made them equal.” Reply Way to go Martha! Mikeb must be happy that she chose to shoot the intruder (with a gun!) wounding him stopping his attack before Martha’s two daughters ‘killed’ him with the butcher knife and ax in their hands. We must ban those dangerous butcher knives and axes…for the children. Reply I heard the axe was Hello Kitty pink to go with the daughters room decor! Reply 🙂 Reply I am just curious, how many of your daughters keep butcher knives and axes in their bedrooms? 😉 Reply it’s a southern think. my sisters knew how to shoot and handle a knife just like us boys. Reply My daughter chose a 36 inch aluminum baseball bat over a 12 gauge. Her reason? That satisfying feeling of the metal hitting flesh… repeatedly. Reply It has to do with slow cooking Southern food over a wood fire. Reply I am sure the liberals are having aneurisms right about now! How can you tell off a nice Southern Mom like that! not gonna happen!! Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.