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    Grandma, 72, shoots at home intruder in California, defends actions

    As if she had to defend her actions:

    Jan Cooper, of Anaheim, fired one shot from her .357-magnum Smith & Wesson revolver around 12:30 a.m. Sunday as a man attempted to break into her home. During a 911 call of the incident, Cooper can be heard begging with the dispatcher to send deputies and warns that she has a gun at the ready as her Rottweiler barks furiously in the background.Minutes later, a breathless Cooper says the man has come to the back porch and is trying to get in the house through a sliding door. Through the vertical blinds, Cooper saw his silhouette just inches away through the glass as he began to slide open the door.


    "I'm firing!" Cooper shouts to the dispatcher as a loud band goes off. Cooper then curses at the suspect, shouting at him to "back up."


    "You'd better get the police here. I don't know whether I hit him or not. I'm not sure. He's standing at my door, my back door. He's in my yard," she said.


    The suspect, 31-year-old Brandon Alexander Perez, was not hit and was arrested a short while later by responding deputies, who heard the gunshot, said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

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    Sans her gun, we'd be reading a very different story about Gram and her 85-year-old husband.

    If we're going to report horror stories, we need to report when the good guys win. Thoughts?
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    Re: Grandma, 72, shoots at home intruder in California, defends actions

    I think that whenever someone shoots at someone, they better have a good explanation for it. That being said, in this case it sounds like a justified shooting.
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    Re: Grandma, 72, shoots at home intruder in California, defends actions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    As if she had to defend her actions:



    Sans her gun, we'd be reading a very different story about Gram and her 85-year-old husband.

    If we're going to report horror stories, we need to report when the good guys win. Thoughts?
    I'm glad she had the weapon.
    Too bad she missed.

    I'm a little surprised that she had a gun in Anaheim.

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    Re: Grandma, 72, shoots at home intruder in California, defends actions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    As if she had to defend her actions:



    Sans her gun, we'd be reading a very different story about Gram and her 85-year-old husband.

    If we're going to report horror stories, we need to report when the good guys win. Thoughts?
    Good for her.
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    Re: Grandma, 72, shoots at home intruder in California, defends actions

    A gun owner in California... good luck to her.
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    Re: Grandma, 72, shoots at home intruder in California, defends actions

    Quote Originally Posted by penn1954 View Post
    I'm glad she had the weapon.
    Too bad she missed.

    I'm a little surprised that she had a gun in Anaheim.
    "Any person using force intended or likely to cause death or great bodily injury within his or her residence shall be presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily injury to self, family, or a member of the household when that force is used against another person, not a member of the family or household, who unlawfully and forcibly enters or has unlawfully and forcibly entered the residence and the person using the force knew or had reason to believe that an unlawful and forcible entry occurred."[19] This would make the homicide justifiable under CPC 197.[20] CALCRIM 506 gives the instruction, "A defendant is not required to retreat. He or she is entitled to stand his ground and defend himself and, if reasonably necessary, to pursue an assailant until the danger ... has passed. This is so even if safety could have been achieved by retreating."
    ^^This is the California law that will no doubt prevent the criminal from filing a civil suit without immediate dismissal. Without it, she could well be sued civilly. That's the real benefit of Castle Laws and Stand-Your-Ground Laws. She didn't have to wait for him to punch her in the face.
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    Re: Grandma, 72, shoots at home intruder in California, defends actions

    Does it not stand to reason that liberals wanted her and her husband to die?

    I mean, I feel like I'm constantly reading liberals accusing conservatives of wanting children to die because they support the Second Amendment. Shouldn't the opposite be true?

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    Good for her.
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    Re: Grandma, 72, shoots at home intruder in California, defends actions

    On a side note, is anyone else tied of reading stories about repeat offender criminals?

    Maybe it's time we start having a discussion as to whether our sentences are too lenient.

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    Re: Grandma, 72, shoots at home intruder in California, defends actions

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    On a side note, is anyone else tied of reading stories about repeat offender criminals?

    Maybe it's time we start having a discussion as to whether our sentences are too lenient.
    There is no doubt in my mind that this home was targeted by this jerk. Two old people. That's no coincidence.

    My mom is 83, her partner is 82. There are some druggies across the street who asked her one day who lives with her. I take that very seriously. I don't know what she could do to counter that, but I will never forget they asked.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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