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A Portland, Oregon, woman arrived home on Saturday, April 6th, to find an intruder in the shower!

The Portland homeowner called out “Why are you in my house taking a shower?”

The uninvited shower guest replied, “I’m sorry…my name’s Timothy James Chapek.”

Timothy Chapek, 25, then dialed 911 and told the emergency operator, “I just broke in to a house and the owners came home…I think they might have guns.”

The homeowner also called 911 to report the intruder.

I don’t know about you, but it’s a good day when lawbreakers are fearful, rather than the law-abiding! And guns, or even the threat of the good guys possibly having guns, can make that scenario the norm.

 

 
 
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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-A-Bennett/1198796439 Carl A. Bennett

    lol… i think they have guns…. what a…. umm…lol…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sabrina-Marie-Sollmann/100003383210767 Sabrina Marie Sollmann

    That’s a new one.

  • MrSaturn

    This makes my head hurt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1254023807 Yvonne Willis Crook

    DER! I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when (of course IF) the police actually showed up after those 911 calls. I would certainly have detained the intruder after he got out of MY shower with a GUN!

  • http://www.facebook.com/SCOOTERTRASH369 Carl Dietzman

    I’d have escorted his naked butt out of my house at gun point if necessary! (Is that a violent comment?)

    • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.coburn Sandy Kanavel Coburn

      That was a very kind comment. I would have suggested that he remain in the shower, perhaps on the floor with his hands over his head, until the police came. If he came out or became aggressive or threatening, I would introduce him to Messrs. Smith & Wesson.

      • http://twitter.com/tamij Tamara Jackson

        Ha! Yep! Gotta love my S&W Shield when I need it!

      • http://www.facebook.com/toby.norton.58 Toby Norton

        I would have turned the hot water off and left him in their cold, to be presented naked once law enforcement arrived. You know, put him in his “best” posture.

        • http://www.facebook.com/givemewings310 Jaci Lopez

          or just flush the toilet…

        • http://twitter.com/DonBahn1 Don Bahn

          I would have turned off the cold water, my water heater is set to 175F.

  • http://www.facebook.com/felipe.burgos.355 Felipe Burgos

    This is Oregon, the police might charge the homeowner with holding a person against his will. Just saying how stupid those liberal states can be. Hope he doesn’t drop the soap where he is going for the night.

    • ArtBrownSr

      Not JUST Oregon, but PORTLAND Oregon. The BLUE spot in the RED state!

      • http://twitter.com/tamij Tamara Jackson

        We are a Castle State. As someone who was born here (in the capitol, Salem!) I can tell you we were a red state until all of the loons from California came north. Now our state is bullied by 2 counties: Lane and Multnomah. Both have big universities (U of O and PSU)–see the link? Education at state schools is full of Progressives and Socialists and worse.

        • ArtBrownSr

          Agreed Tamara I used to live in your northern neighbor. I understand “seats of learning” and “progressives”

        • Lynn

          I grew up in NH and it was a Red State until those from Massachusetts started moving in and now all of New England are blue states.

          • HappyClinger

            Yeah, the seat of Liberty. I don’t know how anyone up there could be a liberal with all the wonderful history that happened right there!

          • Lynn

            I guess “Live Free or Die” is going by the wayside…..

          • MDPatriot

            Maryland needs to remove the words, “The Free State” from all of it’s signs and logos. Governor Owe’Malley, soon to be running for Prez or Congress, has raised and added taxes and fees 37 TIMES in 7 years!!! He is driving businesses and citizens out of Maryland in droves!

          • Lynn

            Don’t know how anyone can afford to live in Maryland. I agree Maryland needs to take everything that says “The Free State” out because it certainly is not a free state in any way. They are pro this and pro that – but if you disagree you are not “free” to express that. I live in Virginia and I am always hearing how Maryland is going to raise this tax and that tax. When one adds all of those taxes up, it is hard to imagine how there is anything left over to pay bills. And where is all that tax money going to – or should I say to whom is it going to?

        • LibertarianMommy

          I wish more people saw the link like you do. ALL public schools are indoctrinating kids starting in Preschool all the way to their PhD’s in college.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-M-McBride/1196265859 Patricia M McBride

            and they are learning to be good little mindless communists!

          • bayman61

            Not if you put a stop to them. You can stop any teacher from teaching your child anything you want. Especially their own beliefs. All you need is a little old American courage. Ask your child what the teacher has been teaching. Get involved or lose them.

          • MDPatriot

            They’ve been doing that for several decades but, parents just did not pay attention. All part of the left-wing socialist plan. I just hope it is not too late.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gabby-Parsons/1591884120 Gabby Parsons

          It certainly is a shame when educated people move into town with all their book learnin’ and cypherin’ and stuff.

        • Lskkio

          Im just over the bridge (Vancouver WA) and now all these weirdo’s are moving here too!

          • http://twitter.com/healthguyfsu healthguyfsu

            Not all of us are liberal I am a conservative teaching at a state school in VA and the president is a former republican senator who holds God and family values in high regard!

          • Lskkio

            Oh i know there are many conservatives there. :)

        • Rustytruck

          Tamara, I’ve been in Oregon since 1962 and never heard that expression, a castle state. Can you tell me what that means, don’t want to appear ignorant so I need to ask.

          • Brooklynresident

            Your home is your Cattle. An intruder has entered your domain, you dispatch him, dead. You have that right. If he falls out the window as he dies–shove his body back in. Then call the cops.

      • Rustytruck

        Thanks Art, I was just about to correct Felipe myself. I like your definition, that’s perfect. Blue spot in red state, if these guys only knew how much of our state is red maybe they’d stop calling it blue. Many times I’ve told them our majority is conservative, hard working people with no time to play the politics game so the few libs we have here do that and it makes us look liberal. We should fix that, I am getting tired of the liberal votes here. Problem is I don’t know too many who want to take time away from work to go play patty-cake politics.

        • ArtBrownSr

          Most people I know are complicated in their thought processes in that they may be ” pro life” but have some reservations when applied to incest, or rape ,etc. or pro second amendment but wonder about the insane getting guns. and some more moderate progressives are less volatile on taking rights away. My house has 4 adults in it and the politics discussions are varied and strange to say the least.

    • http://www.facebook.com/antonia.bifanofreeman Antonia Bifano-Freeman

      Oregon is still a Castle State.

  • 1PierreMontagne1

    Once you take away gun rights – the end of property rights will be easy.
    The nation is full of people just like this burglar. They don’t respect anyone’s property and certainly support an Obama government that spreads the wealth –

    Their’s and Obama’s only fear is getting shot when they come to take their entitlement.from you.

    Its’ a subliminal thing
    That’s why he called 911

    He had no weapon to defend himself while committing the crime – so he had to call 911

    • http://twitter.com/tamij Tamara Jackson

      Yep. The Second Amendment protects all of our other rights!

    • Lynn

      Bet O will tell him he had a right to go wherever he wanted to take a shower. After all, the rich have to pay for people like this, why not let them use their shower whenever they want to. Where does it all stop???

    • jonkerk11

      Add the 25 million or so illegals to the burglar list. They don’t respect property rights and support Obama’s spread the wealth [as long as it's not his] doctrine

  • spaceboy5367 .

    First I would have given this man an after-shower inspection, just to make sure he was in fact squeaky clean. Then I would have proceeded with a good tongue-lashing and sent him home the next morning, after breakfast of course.

    • http://www.facebook.com/billmenikheim William Menikheim

      Spaceboy, you are joking, of course?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mickey-Davis/1746325734 Mickey Davis

        Spaceboy is telling you he is an Obama bottom boy

  • Katielee4211

    He was in the house taking a shower? Was he by any chance part of the Occupy bunch? Sorry, but I can’t help but laugh at this nitwit.

    • milehisnk

      No, those types don’t shower at all…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Walt-Stawicki/100000441297236 Walt Stawicki

        dumb fool. some of them are economics profs, and lawyers etc who make more than u do and have prettier wives hotter cars and a bigger…..

        • Noelle’s Bootcut Kittenpants

          Right. Because that’s what life is all about. Money, pretty wives, hot cars, and big johnsons. You DO realize that some of us on here are female, right?

          • Derp

            Trophy wives of Republicans. And?

          • http://www.facebook.com/jimmy.usis Jimmy Usis

            Moron!

          • HappyClinger

            And, proud of it. Envious much?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wayne-Bauer/100000780337244 Wayne Bauer

            Walt actually doesn’t know or care about the DIFFERENCE.

        • milehisnk

          And yet, none of them are half the man I am. Oh, and I consider lawyer on the same level as a burglar.

          But the funny thing is, you mention all these material things. None of them have a wife that’s better looking to me than my own. None of them have a car that’s better than mine, in my own eyes.

          And yes, the Occutards are the type who don’t shower, so this brain child obviously wasn’t an occupier.

        • http://www.facebook.com/sarge43 Charles McVey

          My American Government Profs wife looked like a dog, as does my World Geo Profs wife, I have not met any of my male profs wives that did not look like a dog, as for cars, most are driving either hybrids or some other garbage vehicle.

          • Lskkio

            haha…good one.

    • ALEX

      TH E SHOOTER IN COLO MOVIE THEATER (HOLMES) WAS A MEMBER OF OBAMAS OCCUPY MOVEMENT.–LIBERAL DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE ALL THE SHOOTINGS IN USA–BAN GUNS TO LIBERAL DEMOCRATS.

      • http://www.facebook.com/andrewking6021 Andrew King

        Prove that all shootings have been by democrats. you can’t, since you cannot get the info to prove it, so your statement is invalid and an outright lie. you also can’t prove that all shootings were done by republicans either.

        • rsartain

          Andrew, the shooters were not all card-carrying democrats but ALL of them considered themselves to be liberals who hated Republicans or Christians or both. Read their blogs and tweets and you cannot escape with any other conclusion. Gabby Giffords was shot by a registered Democrat who was mad at her and the Democrats for not doing more socialism

        • http://www.facebook.com/sarge43 Charles McVey

          It is a simple matter of looking at their voter registration card once they have been either arrested or killed themselves all of that information is public record. Understand that Andrew.

        • Rattlerjake

          What proof do you need? Each of these murderers were researched because the media fails to divulge this information considering that it goes against their agenda:

          In 1863 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States .
          In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan.
          In 1999 two students, who’s parents were registered democrats, killed 12 fellow students at Columbine.
          In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech.
          In 2010 a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing 6 others.
          In 2012 a registered Democrat named James Holmes went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.
          In 2012 a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people in a school.
          One could go on, but you get the point, even if the media does
          not. Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns.

          SOLUTION: It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns.

          • jonkerk11

            I wish this ort of information would be reported by the media

          • Lskkio

            wow! i had no idea. But then again real conservatives would never kill anyone because we are not psychos!!!!!!!

          • http://navygentleman.com/cvn2 Red47

            THAN K YOU! (yes, I am shouting)

          • Brooklynresident

            You forgot the democrat (Squeaky Fromm) who tried to shoot Gerald Ford with a ’45 automatic.

          • http://www.facebook.com/dana.cobb.14 Dana Cobb

            Lincoln was shot in April of 1865. ALL Confederate’s were Democrat’s at the time of the Civil War
            1861- 1865. They cross dressed to Republicans when LBJ went to war with them over civil rights issues!! Reagan was shot in March of 1981 by john Hinckley to impress a movie star…. Jody Foster…

        • Guest

          wow guys, paranoid much? i really wish i could just pull up info immediately or pull something out of my ass like Rattlerjake there, to prove you guys wrong, but i don’t, however, i will work on it,…will take a lot of time.

      • http://www.facebook.com/andrewking6021 Andrew King

        wow guys, paranoid much? i really wish i could just pull up info immediately or pull something out of my ass like Rattlerjake there, to prove you guys wrong, but i don’t, however, i will work on it,…will take a lot of time. however i am going to start with the list that rattlerjake provided first.

        • audieho

          Good luck on your research. However, it is well documented as I am sure you will find. Looking forward to hearing back from you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robin-Smith-lutz/1619656424 Robin Smith-lutz

    I have always said if anyone had the unmitigated gall to break into my home they would call 911 for help. And they would….between the people, the dogs, and the guns….

  • Jeremy Pierce

    I would have shot him in his Pee shooter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lyndel.beckwith.7 Lyndel Beckwith

    I would have made him bathe with my wife’s Lilac and sweet pea bodywash, so he’d smell sexy for the Big Bubbas in the prison.

    • http://twitter.com/tamij Tamara Jackson

      ROFL!!! Greaat idea Lyndel!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1115083802 EttaMae Williams Svider

      YES, that’s a good one. LMBO

    • http://twitter.com/CDEvansJr C.D. Evans,Jr.

      Like

    • Dan S.

      Great idea!!!

    • http://twitter.com/ValdesRay Ray Valdes

      Make him powder his butt too!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sasha-Bleadt-Baltikoff/100001182411338 Sasha Bleadt-Baltikoff

      I just spit coffee all over my monitor. Best laugh in over two days. Thanks man!

    • http://www.facebook.com/CHILSAM Sam Massengill

      Fer a good KERNHOL’N….lol

    • Jonathan

      That’s a brilliant idea.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Walt-Stawicki/100000441297236 Walt Stawicki

    love to hear both side that call. “sit…s.t.f.u. and dont call back!” even in pdx it could. you know those yuppies get real upset about THEIR STUFF!

  • Noelle’s Bootcut Kittenpants

    The sad thing is that he probably got a quicker response from the cops than the homeowner would have if she had called and said, “There’s an intruder in my house.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/Terence.MacSwiney.Field Terence MacSwiney Field

    A child could write a more convincing story than that!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:

    This is an interesting story and an object lesson.

    However, it is extremely rare.

    In almost all other cases, the lady of the house would have been killed, seriously injured or taken hostage.

    We laugh at the young intruder and assume the lady of the house would have shot and killed him if she had wanted to.

    However, the truth is, she would have at best fumbled with the gun and injured herself or missed. The burglar would then have wrested the gun from her grasp and killed her.

    Ordinary householders, whether men or women, cannot properly handle or wield firearms.

    It is romantic to imagine them as dexterous in the face of danger, but that is fanciful.

    Guns are good, but very, very few people can use them effectively in face-to-face or hand-to-hand confrontations.

    Have a Dovely.

    Sincerely yours,
    Caleb Boone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Jollymore/1101985670 Joel Jollymore

      Training and will to live, or did you miss the story of the Georgia woman that shot an intruder 5 times after he found her hiding in the attic?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear Joel:

        Individual accounts notwithstanding, the vast majority of American citizens, both men and women, cannot properly or effectively handle or discharge firearms during confrontations with criminals or intruders.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000123849151 Dale Patterson

          So, go jump in somebody else’s shower and let’s see what happens…

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear Dale:

            I am just stating my opinion.

            I don’t think anyone in the ordinary white middle class has any idea how to grapple with an armed intruder.

            Or how to surprise an intruder and disable him effectively, either with or without a gun.

            Some people have the right training to do that but the vast majority do not.

            Have a Dovely.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear Joel:

        I think those accounts do not accurately describe the vast majority of citizens.

        Please see my other replies for more details.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1489524484 Rebecca Leigh Randolph

      us poor weak women could never actually know how to shoot a gun without getting hurt?? “at best fumbled with the gun”…..are you living in 2013 or 1953 because I first started going to the shooting range 12 yrs ago when I was 18 and had my good friends that were all guys who had been handling firearms for most of their lives take me there and teach me because my college was built in the middle of a ghetto and I had someone outside my bedroom window late at night claiming to have a gun…..decided it was time I learned how to protect myself because with a gun in my hands, any strength advantage a guy would have over me has been effectively equalized

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear Rebecca:

        You are to be commended for your sagacity and foresight in training yourself to properly and effectively use firearms.

        However, the majority of American citizens have not so trained themselves and cannot properly use firearms.

        It is, in the regular American middle-class world, still the same as it was in 1953, for the majority.

        The only difference is that nowadays we may wear less orlon and rayon and sit on less naugahyde.

        But the majority of us are still the same people, men are men and women are women and in that majority very, very few people can properly handle a gun in a physically-dangerous person-to-person confrontational crisis.

        You are the exception: not the rule.

        You are part of a very small minority, not the majority.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billy-Turner/100000217573504 Billy Turner

          Sight your fact for us please, or just give an example of this.

        • http://navygentleman.com/cvn2 Red47

          It would be really cool if your intellectual capacity matched your penchant for polysyllabic words.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear Red47:

            I understand that we do not agree.

            I have replied to your two other letters, just now.

            Please see those replies.

            Have a Dovely.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

          • http://navygentleman.com/cvn2 Red47

            My opinion is that common sense has a sliding measure. Your position
            does not fit with the average gun owner. People who are unfamiliar with
            guns or people who own them often have your opinion.

            In my experience, common sense says that if a person owns a gun, they
            will learn how to use it instead of putting it in a box and staring at
            it occasionally. That firearm will be useless for hunting, sport or
            self-defense. It could be useful for waving around in a self-defense
            situation, which could help. There is a great deal of risk in
            threatening a person with an unloaded weapon, though.

            I am an NRA instructor and I can tell you that a basic firearms
            course makes the difference between “fumbling” and certainty. Just
            because someone has a gun does not mean they have to use it to foil a
            crime. I forget the stats right now, but more guns are used to stop
            crime without being fired than are fired. The sound of a slide or
            shotgun being racked when a criminal thinks they have a victim in mind
            is very intimidating. Our classes are PACKED!!!! with people studying to
            improve their skills or learn new ones. Our President and his Fellow
            Travelers have once again brought Americans in touch with our heritage
            as gun owners, hunters, sportsmen and defenders of ourselves.

          • http://navygentleman.com/cvn2 Red47

            In the spirit of repetition, I have attempted to respond to your contradictions uniformly.

        • audieho

          Dearest Caleb,

          It is with the most sincerest of desire that I beg of you to remove yourself from your delusional world. My wife would neither hesitate nor fumble. Her only misgiving would be that she would simply reload and keep shooting well after the intruder was dead.

          In fact, I am reminded of a time on one of her road trips home when she stopped to get gas. As she got back on the interstate she noticed a car was following her. She took an exit ramp from the interstate and drove straight through to the on ramp to confirm she was indeed being followed. She then pulled over at a rest stop.

          As the gentleman who was following her approached her vehicle, he found himself staring down the business end of a .357 as she told him he better “have a damn good reason for following her.” Turns out, the gentleman was an off-duty state police officer who had been trying to get her to pull over because she had left her wallet laying atop of the gas pump. He actually commended her on both the handling of the firearm and the firearm itself.

          I am secure enough in my manhood to admit that she actually shoots hand guns better than myself. This my be aided by the fact that I can handle shotguns and rifles much better than her.

          I must also admit that I cannot take credit for her shooting ability. Her younger sister has actually shot an armed attacker. As she laid sleeping in her bed, she was awaken by an outstanding member of society straddling her. She pushed him to the floor, jumped out of bed and grabbed her firearm. I don’t recall the firearm that she kept in her night stand, but she quickly fired a round into each knee cap of her attacker and warned him if he moved again she’d “blow his f*ckin head off.” She did fumble with her phone when calling 911, but she neither hesitated nor fumbled with her firearm.

          In light of this, may I suggest that you venture out more into society and see first hand the skills, ability, and enthusiasm of everyday, hard-working women and their fire arms. I’m not talking about jetting down to Starbucks in your Prius and sipping some tea or latte, but actually talking to the female cashier at the grocery store or some of the mothers watching their kids’ little league game. Better yet, visit a nearby shooting range and see how many women frequent the establishment. You will truly be enlightened, and who knows, mommy dearest may be proud of you for finding a woman that will be able to take care of you and protect you. ;)

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear Audieho:

            You have some good stories.

            Of course your wife and sister-in-law are the exception, not the rule.

            I am only stating my opinion.

            I just think that if you put 100 guns in the hands of 100 ordinary citizens, you are going to get 100 disasters, not 100 heroic stories.

            My Beautiful Wife is very strong and self-sufficient, but neither she nor I own any guns.

            I have hunted and I am a good shot, but I do not own a gun.

            Bless my heart, I hope our society never degenerates to the point where every citizen must be armed.

            Have a Dovely.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear Audieho:

            Thank you for your detailed reply. I have read it carefully, several times.

            I understand there are many different cases and many people such as your wife and her younger sister who are well adept in handling firearms properly.

            I meant only to express my opinion that many who think they are able to safely handle firearms in close combat and other physically difficult confrontations, may in fact not be.

            I believe there are many who have deluded themselves into thinking they are able to successfully protect themselves with guns, when, in fact, they are not because they have not been properly trained and do not have sufficient experience in using firearms in real combat.

            I did enjoy your statement about coffee restaurants, which have become very popular during the last fifty years.

            I am not a coffee drinker, but I confess I like coffee-flavoured drinks and coffee flavoured ice cream.

            I don’t need caffeine. Caffeine needs me.

            Lastly, I must say that My Beautiful Wife is an extremely intelligent and physically-fit Lady. She has never owned or used a gun.

            Have a Dovely.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

    • YelowJezamin

      Bless your heart, are you really that misogynistic? I’ve been hunting since I was 12; my father taught me how to shoot – and my DH of 31 years is PROUD that I can outshoot him. We are ‘ordinary householders’ and most people don’t know or even suspect that I carry – except for the two groups of males, at two different times, in two different cities, who thought that a tiny inoffensive-looking woman looked more like sport than a human being with rights to them. Wake up Caleb – it’s 2013.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear YelowJezamin:

        I believe you are the exception.

        The average person, man or woman, does not have your training.

        I believe my assessment is correct for the vast majority of American homeowners or average civilians.

        You are to be complimented on your personal effort to obtain proper training to insure your correct use of firearms when necessary.

        However, the vast majority of American civilians, men and women, have not done what you have done.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

        • http://navygentleman.com/cvn2 Red47

          Statistics do not support your propaganda. According to FBI statistics,every day, every-day people fend off criminals with guns. There is no fumbling and often, no one is shot.
          A quick study of our society would also show you that the use and presence of guns was even more commonplace in the 50′s. Even in the sixties and seventies people routinely had guns, visible, in their vehicles at schools.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear Red47:

            I am only expressing my opinion, based upon common sense.

            Ordinary persons do not have the ability to safely handle guns in hand-to-hand combat.

            I just do not think that middle-class householders should be turned loose with guns as if they were sheriff’s deputies.

            That is my opinion.

            Have a Dovely.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

          • http://navygentleman.com/cvn2 Red47

            You and I agree then. People who have guns need training.

            I am an NRA instructor and I can tell you that a basic firearms course makes the difference between “fumbling” and certainty. Just because someone has a gun does not mean they have to use it to foil a crime. I forget the stats right now, but more guns are used to stop crime without being fired than are fired. The sound of a slide or shotgun being racked when a criminal thinks they have a victim in mind is very intimidating.

          • Brooklynresident

            As an NRA instructor,I am sure you know that MOST cases of self-defense with a gun ARE simply “waving it around.” This fact–the mere SIGHT of a gun in a “victim’s” hand stopping a crime–is not publicized enough. You help with the “follow-through.”

            Like in golf, a lot is in the grip…

          • http://navygentleman.com/cvn2 Red47

            :)
            Yes. The waving around is a great deterrent. Statistically, I think the number is 200k are used in that way to stop crimes every year. Of course I don’t remember the exact number. :(Waving an empty gun is something I would use if I had no other choice.

            I was making the point to the ignorant pompous ass that people don’t buy a gun and leave it lay without learning how to use it.

          • Brooklynresident

            Empty gun = club. True. I would only want a loaded one. And…a loaded knife is better than nothing at all.

          • http://navygentleman.com/cvn2 Red47

            Knives are the weapon of choice in Merry Ole England. Seems they stopped the gun violence and it turned into knife violence. Who would have guessed THAT would happen.

          • Brooklynresident

            See my post above? Staffordshire knife amnesty day. Check it out.

          • http://navygentleman.com/cvn2 Red47

            I may as well go all out here.
            The people who are buying guns are interested in guns. And guns and ammo now cost far too much to be purchased and left laying.
            Your ignorance is on full display. Guns are not used in hand-to-hand or close combat.
            Guns have been used by ordinary people all over the world for as long as their have been guns. You sound as though you have no experience whatsoever with guns beyond what you see in the movies and hear in the hysterically ignorant Left Wing media, yet are full of opinions about them and their use and owners. You surely must understand how ridiculous you look to all of the Americans who do understand firearms.
            Also, owning a gun does not make you some sort of vigilante. Legal gun owners are not interested in being lawbreakers.
            You are not using common sense. You are using rantings of madmen. Are you and the people you have around you all equally ignorant? Get out of your little bubble and live a little.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear Red47:

            I did not mean to offend you.

            I apologize.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000123849151 Dale Patterson

      so, what’s your point?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear Dale:

        I believe we are all too willing to assume that ordinary people can grapple in hand-to-hand combat with armed criminals and succeed in subduing them.

        I think that assumption is ill-founded. It is not justified by the known facts.

        The overwhelming majority of ordinary middle class white suburban householders do not have the physical strength, coordination or training to engage in such combat.

        Since we tend to assume the opposite, I think our conclusions about the potential salutary effect of universal gun ownership are incorrect.

        That was my point.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

        • Grayzel

          Dear Caleb, if one person has a gun it is not hand to hand combat. You are welcome to break into our home at anytime and I am confident my 60 year old wife will have no need for hand to hand combat.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear Grayzel:

            Bless my heart.

            I just think that, on average, ordinary citizens have no idea how to use guns effectively and safely.

            I am certainly not an expert in hand-to-hand combat.

            But I still think that, statistically, I am right.

            If you put 100 guns in the hands of 100 ordinary persons, you are going to get 100 disasters, not 100 heroic tales.

            Have a Dovely.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

    • texastwin827

      Caleb, while that may be the case, where you live, might I suggest you not “presume” that “most” women would not use a gun or would “fumble ” around with it?.

      In Texas, there are probably almost as many women, here, that own and KNOW HOW to use a gun, as there are men and I can assure you, a woman here, especially one that has children, WILL use it to defend themselves and most definitely to protect their children…and there will be no “fumbling” around, either.

      My 30 yr old daughter is as proficient with a 9 mm Glock as most men are, has a CHL and now has an AR15 given to her by her active duty Army husband, for Christmas…and no, he didn’t teach her…she had her CHL and Glock a number of years before she even met him.

      To presume the majority of women can’t “handle a gun” is the epitome of male arrogance….. and could easily get you killed.

    • FyreTurtle

      Stupidest pile of crap I have ever read. Thanks for the laugh man. The last time I heard something this stupid it came from Joe Biden & he was telling people to just fire shotguns in the air. You keep believing it & go ahead & break into any of my 3 sisters houses & just she how fumblingly & ineffective they are with a gun or any of the other women I know. It’s your funeral.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear FyreTurtle:

        I just don’t think most people can do any of those things.

        They think they can, but they have no idea how to execute what they imagine in a direct confrontation with a strong, well armed intruder.

        These are my opinions. I am only stating them in the spirit of good-natured congenial debate.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

        • Guest

          Your opinion and contradiction is not debate.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear Guest:

            I apologize if I have offended you.

            Please forgive me.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

    • http://twitter.com/DonBahn1 Don Bahn

      All the women I know, that carry handguns know how to use them, can hit all shots in a 1 inch group at 50 feet, and would not fumble it!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear Don:

        I believe those ladies are the exception and not the rule.

        I believe that if you put 100 guns in the hands of 100 ordinary citizens, you are going to get 100 disasters, not 100 heroic stories.

        That is my opinion.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

    • CaptTurbo

      Where the hell do you come from? My mother could shoot a cigarette out of you ignorant liberal mouth.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear CaptTurbo:

        I am only stating my opinion.

        I just think that if you put 100 guns in the hands of 100 ordinary citizens, you are going to get 100 disasters, not 100 heroic stories.

        Your mother is the exception, not the rule.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

        • CaptTurbo

          You Sir are wrong. I would agree that it would be advisable for any “ordinary citizen” to obtain some training if they didn’t grow up on the land such as I did but anyone can be taught to be safe around firearms. Even liberals. You just need to talk slower when teaching them.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear CaptTurbo:

            I did not mean to offend you.

            I apologize.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donnie-J-McDonald/1434843557 Donnie J McDonald

      Women can and do handle weapons proficiently. Some people, men and women are more proficient than others, but with training, anyone who desires to own a gun can become proficient in handling weapons. Training is the key and I encourage anyone who wants to own weapons, to be trained in their use.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear Donnie:

        I agree with you.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

    • JohnnyLaw

      What do you base that statement on? Are you in law enforcement? I’ve been a sheriffs deputy for 6 six years and have see dozens of lives saved here in Florida because the castle laws and concealed carry.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear JohnnyLaw:

        I am only expressing my opinion, based upon what I believe to be common sense.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

        • JohnnyLaw

          Your opinion is based solely on belief and not empirical data. I don’t just believe that people are safer by owning firearms, I know they are. This is backed up by mountains data and studies, as well as my personal experience in law enforcement.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear JohnnyLaw:

            I looked for statistics having to do with this.

            I couldn’t find any.

            I found FBI statistics on the number of violent crimes committed with guns, etc., but I couldn’t find any statistics which had anything to do with the successful/unsuccessful outcomes of victims’ armed or unarmed attempts to protect themselves and/or repel attacks in their residences from burglars armed with guns, knives, etc.

            If you know of any sources of statistics, please tell me about them.

            Thank you for your replies.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear JohnnyLaw:

            I understand your statements and I realize I do not have your law enforcement experience.

            I do think the statistical data on this subject is seriously lacking.

            I am particularly struck by the lack of categorization of results by specific ages of perpetrators, ages of victims and different specific circumstances.

            Much, much more data should be collected and categorized much more specifically.

            Everyone would benefit from that.

            Have a Dovely.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

    • http://navygentleman.com/cvn2 Red47

      Your “ordinary” is actually only your small circle. “Ordinary” Americans have had guns since America was founded. You may be talking about people who depend on law enforcement and luck to protect them, as well as people who do not hunt. It is quite ordinary to use and own guns. People had to arm themselves against the KKK during the Civil Rights Era. People had to arm themselves against the gangs as they gained in violence and power in the eighties. So while fewer people may hunt and more people are forced to live away from the cycles of life and cloistered in cities, more people are buying guns for protection. If you own one, you understand the need to know how to use it. People aren’t as stupid as you would have them be. You made up your little hypothesis based on the people who inhabit your tiny, uninformed yet arrogant paradigm.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear Red47:

        I understand you disagree with my opinion.

        I believe that, statistically, not anecdotally, my statements are correct.

        Surely there are individual anecdotes of heroism of ordinary citizens.

        But I think that, if you put guns in the hands of 100 average people, you are going to get 100 disasters, not 100 stories of heroism.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

        • http://navygentleman.com/cvn2 Red47

          There are many statistics floating around out there. The majority of
          which are not from primary sources and many of which are misleading.

          People who are unfamiliar with guns or people who own them often have your opinion.

          In my experience, common sense says that if a person owns a gun, they will learn how to use it instead of putting it in a box and staring at it occasionally. That firearm will be useless for hunting, sport or
          self-defense. It could be useful for waving around in a self-defense
          situation, which could help. There is a great deal of risk in
          threatening a person with an unloaded weapon, though.

          While I am not an NRA member, I am an NRA instructor and I can tell you that a basic firearms course makes the difference between “fumbling” and certainty. Just because someone has a gun does not mean they have to use it to foil a crime. I forget the stats right now, but more guns are used to stop crime without being fired than are fired. The sound of a slide or shotgun being racked when a criminal thinks they have a victim in mind is very intimidating. Our classes are PACKED!!!! with people studying to improve their skills or learn new ones. Our President and his Fellow Travelers have once again brought Americans in touch with our heritage as gun owners, hunters, sportsmen and defenders of ourselves.

    • David Kane

      Well, Mr. Boone, you bring up an interesting, although irrelevant, “fact”. The pertinent fact, as it seems from the information we have received thus far, is that the slime-ball crook was scared when he “thought” that the owner had a gun.
      I have not done a study, nor have I ever been a criminal, but I suspect that a burglar would be, dare I say, “unwilling” to break into someone’s home if he “knew” that the homeowner to have a gun and knows how to use. I would believe that the odds are very high that such a burglar would not even have to think twice about breaking in to that home.
      On the other end of the spectrum, again I have not done the study, I believe that the same burglar would be much less hesitant to break into someone else’s home that he knew did not know how to use a gun, nor even desire to own one. In fact, I believe creeps like this guy would be much more eager to break into such a home.
      Unfortunately for the burglars, they rarely know for sure who owns a gun and knows how to use it. So, they must make a risk assessment – I know that sounds like a lot work for a burglar, but I am pretty sure they try to limit their loss of life. Anyway, as I have digressed, it would seem logical to me that improving the odds by increasing the number of homeowners that both own and know how to use a gun would make life much more risky for the potential burglar. This would be very easy to do in gun-hating cities like New York, Chicago, Portland, etc., by encouraging homeowners to own and know how to guns.
      Your point that most do not, or could not, handle a gun properly should merely point out that more emphasis should be placed on arming and training our citizens/neighbors/friends and not from discouraging them from protecting themselves. Let’s make it the norm that women can own and correctly use a gun when the “heat is on”, instead of using the stupid argument that we should get rid of guns because most people don’t know how to use them, anyway.
      Just a thought.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear David:

        I accept your argument that the intruder’s fear of a gun alone was the resolving factor in this case, which caused an excellent outcome.

        But that is anecdotal, not statistical.

        I think if you put 100 guns in the hands of 100 ordinary citizens, you are going to get 100 disasters, not 100 heroic success stories.

        That, in my opinion, is the problem.

        It is a problem which will never be solved because gun use training will never be that widespread or that commonplace.

        And, in my opinion, it should not be.

        Society should never be allowed to degenerate to the point where such training of every citizen is necessary.

        That is my opinion.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

        • Brooklynresident

          Actually, there was such a time, and every male from 16 to 60 was formerly called to a monthly”muster” of the militia. Everyone was expected to own a gun, to present it in working order, and to receive instruction and some military-style drill. Every citizen was expected to know how a gun worked, and to be ready to use it. There were penalties for not showing up, but, if you wished to show up with a sword or broomstick as a stand-in, you would be okay. Afterwards, there was what we would call a “barbecue.”

          This might not be a bad idea today, in most of the country. People ought to get to know their neighbors.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear Brooklynresident:

            I understand that was local law or custom during colonial times and during the early years of nationhood after the revolutionary war.

            But therein lies the problem, in my opinion.

            Those musters, those militia, were easy to assemble and practice because all the people who were involved in them were all Churchgoing Christians and all farmers or engaged in occupations related to farming or rural labor connected with farming.

            The largely Agrarian Societies of the Eighteenth Century were completely different from our urbanized societies of today.

            They produced people who had an entirely different view of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit, and a different view of everyday life, work, personal relationships and personal responsibility toward their communities and their nation.

            That view was one of regular daily personal self-sacrifice for the common good and little or no self-interest.

            In other words, material and Spiritual generosity.

            We do not have that in American Society anymore.

            If we did, violent peacetime incidents such as have occurred during the last one hundred seventy-five years in America would not have taken place.

            I refer to the several Presidential Assassinations, millions of murders and attacks of all kinds, millions of robberies, violent crimes and other heinous and awful acts that have occurred throughout American society during that time.

            As a Christian, I believe the answer is not having guns, but having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior.

            Then, Spiritually speaking, handling a gun is no more dangerous than handling a pocket handkerchief.

            Because there is no need for guns at all.

            Well, I have expressed my opinion.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

          • Brooklynresident

            I see you have some positive reasons for your views. I, too, look forward to the Rapture, and the coming King. However, there are cases (such as one man killing 12 people with a Billhook) that show evil was not exclusive to our time. That is why they recognized the need for good people to be armed and prepared to protect themselves from bad people.

            I could see you with a Young America Vest Pocket Safety Hammer Revolver, say .32 caliber. Easy to use, just a large enough caliber to make a difference.

            Of course, you could just get a sign-,”We believe in God and our Smith & Wesson. Come in uninvited, and you’ll met them both.” Stick something similar on your car.

            Appreciated your post.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear Brooklynresident:

            Thank you for your reply.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear Brooklynresident:

            I thank you for your reply and I do understand your views.

            I also accept your statements.

            I don’t think I believe in Smith & Wesson, but I understand your statement about them was made in goodwill and I accept it as such.

            Have a Dovely.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb Boone.

    • urbanvrwcmom

      This is where firearms training comes in. Your hypothetical victim had little or no training in the use of firearms. My daughter and I are well trained in gun use. We’re not about to become victims. I’m told by my instructor that I have sniper skills. Having to visit Detroit frequently, being armed is a must. Make those gangbangers fear us!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear Urbanvrwcmom:

        You and your daughter are the exception and not the rule.

        if you put 100 guns in the hands of 100 ordinary citizens, you are going to get 100 disasters because very, very few people know how to use guns properly in hand-to-hand combat.

        I hope our society never degenerates to the point where it is necessary to arm every citizen.

        That is my opinion.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

        • urbanvrwcmom

          Mr. Boone, if you don’t like guns, don’t get any. Plain and simple. We refuse to be victims.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

            Dear Urbanvrwcmom:

            Thank you for your reply.

            I feel sad upon seeing ladies in pearls holding guns at the same time.

            Have a Dovely.

            Sincerely yours,
            Caleb.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sarge43 Charles McVey

      I have been married three times and one of the very first things I did was to teach each of them how to use a firearm, should you ever dare to break in on either of them, I do hope you have a good life insurance policy so that your surviving family members can pay to bury your dead ass.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear Charles:

        I see you have three “Charlie’s Angels.”

        Just a little humour.

        I am only stating my opinion.

        I hope our society never degenerates to the point where every citizen must be armed with a gun.

        I believe that if you put 100 guns in the hands of 100 ordinary citizens, you are going to get 100 disasters and not 100 heroic stories.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

        • Brooklynresident

          I thought I would say, I’ve known plenty of decent folks with guns, and I don’t know of any of them going riot in the streets. Myself, I haven’t run over too many pedestrians since I learned to drive. Only about twenty-two or twenty-three, I would guess.

          The problem is, guns in movies and television are always 1) displayed or mentioned, 2) produced and fired. I never shot a gun except at target practice. I have not managed to kill, or even wound, anyone with a gun. I have PRODUCED a gun, and watched the assailant retreat (once in my own home). Here in New York, I made two muggers THINK I had a gun, and was about to shoot them, and they RAN.

          Life is not an Ibsen play. Even if you like Ibsen.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear Mr. McVey:

        I did not mean to offend you.

        I apologize.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

    • Brooklynresident

      I have used a gun, before I came to Satan’s Playground. Gun control is all in the grip, and thinking ahead. You CAN fend off an assailant with one arm, while holding your gun close to your body, and pulling the trigger until it goes “click.” Easy to hit what you aim for at two feet. Or sixty one centimeters, for you liberals.

      And hollow points–make bigger holes.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Caleb-Boone/1032640095 Caleb Boone

        Dear Brooklynresident:

        Goodness me.

        I’ll have a side order of bullets with my pastrami on rye.

        I am only stating my opinion.

        I just do not think that placing a gun in everyone’s hand is a great idea.

        A flower, yes.

        A milkshake, yes.

        But not a gun capable of stopping a charging bull moose.

        I don’t find many moose roaming the streets of Brooklyn.

        But of course you are the exception, not the rule.

        And you live in a neighbourhood which is an exceptionally dangerous place.

        Teddy Roosevelt notwithstanding.

        Have a Dovely.

        Sincerely yours,
        Caleb Boone.

        • Brooklynresident

          Even though I disagree with much of what you say, I must say,I love your response here. The people who Shouldn’t have guns are why those of us who Should ought to be permitted to carry them. The simple thought that a potential victim May have a gun is the best deterrent and “guarantor of civility.” I will accept your handshake and flowers, and I know a good place for a tasty pastrami sandwich. I lean towards a nice plate of pierogies,, myself. Or dumplings, if you like. I’ll be sure to bring the Missus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zachary.cornelius.77 Zachary Cornelius

    This story is very old.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zachary.cornelius.77 Zachary Cornelius
  • Derp

    It’s amazing someone had to find an old news story from TWO YEARS AGO to show one good use of owning a gun. Wow…stopped ONE PERSON. LMFAO

    Remember this…every single gun that exists started as a legal weapon in a factory sold to a consumer legally. So please tell me how all of those RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERS flooded the criminals on the streets with weapons. It’s not like they just magically appeared there.

    Go ahead gun nuts..please tell me your logic on how so many illegal weapons made it on the streets when they all started out as legally purchased weapons with a serial number on each and every one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/redfury111 Mike Stager

      do you think that every weapon in the US was sold here? Illegal aliens and cocaine aren’t the only things making it across our borders.

    • YelowJezamin

      Guess you missed the whole Fast-and-Furious scandal, about our government selling guns to the cartels – you must be a CNN fan. And if you go to any website – like Guns Save Lives, or many Law Enforcement websites, or any (GASP) NRA, GOA, or JPFO website, you’ll find hundreds, even thousands, more. Or perhaps research and reading are not your strong suit? No wonder you chose the name “Derp”.

      • ShamanBlair

        ROTFLOL&PIMP!!! Too true!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Long/1450125296 Roger Long

      Have you ever thought that the guns are probably stolen?

    • FyreTurtle

      Not sure what hole you live in, but there are stories like this all the time where guns or even the threat of a gun has saved the life of a homeowner.

      • Brooklynresident

        And I never showed up in the paper when I used a gun to scare off assailants-, most of the time, the threat is sufficient. For the rest-make sure to practice.

    • ShamanBlair

      Uh, I believe many are THIEVES, & that means they could easily have STOLEN them, or, hey, some might BUY the first one, then use it to get more, by whatever means. You’re telling me that was HARD to figure out?? Whew! Maybe you need to eat more fish; I hear it helps develop the BRAIN….

      Anyway, twerp, I KNOW you’re too lazy to look up police stats that =prove= how often guns have SAVED LIVES & PREVENTED CRIME, nor am I stupid, so I’m not going to do the work FOR you. I KNOW it would waste my time, since you wouldn’t believe it if God Himself handed you the records. I’ve run across your snotty attitude before.

      Scram, airhead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ki4jgt Jesse Cox

    I’m for gun rights and all (don’t own one so haven’t paid attention to the issues besides the fact that the people outlawing guns know about as much about them as I do) but I don’t think a hardcore criminal is going to go down in the fetal position and say “Mommy, Daddy, come save me!” This dude was probably trying to steal a meal and a place to stay for the night with no intention of harming anyone. I agree with guns being used as self-defense. I’m also planning to get one along with training for them (which I think should be one of the only legal requirements for having one) but using this poor guy as a reason to guard our gun rights (though effective, no one likes to be intruded on) is kind of weak. Guns are for self-defense not waving around at every tom, dick, and harry who doesn’t please you. They should be used as a last resort. That’s why gun laws are as strict as they are. Too many people treat them as if they’re all that stands between them and absolute sudden death. People use your brain. Sure, the woman entering should have held a gun on him until she knew his intentions (stood at a distance so as not to lose it like so many statistics). However, using this is a poor example as it’s not a bad butt criminal that so many gun chanters are wanting you to take out with your gun but a dude that probably was on the streets and looking for a way back into the free system which he was stealing from you.

    • IowaWoman

      I understand your point but we do not know if he was just ‘trying to steal a meal and a place to stay for the night with no intention of harming anyone’, nor did they. He could have just escaped for the insane asylum for all we know. We nor they do not know he was ‘harmless’.

      • Brooklynresident

        A hatchery is a good as a gun, if he left his clothes outside the shower. You know, Lizzie Borden?

        • ShamanBlair

          If they are equally effective, that would be fine, but they aren’t; guns have a longer–thus SAFER–reach. Why risk your LIFE? If you WERE still successful with the hatchet, the perp would be JUST as dead, so I KNOW you have no moral qualms about killing in self defense.

          Which begs the question: do you have something against guns, even though they make you safer?

          • Brooklynresident

            No, I don’t. But I feel anything, close at hand, can be effective. I rather LIKE the idea of chasing a naked soapy man out of my apartment….and down the street…with one of my swords or knives, or hatchets, in hand. These are all ARMS, as guns are. Check out what the police in Staffordshire, England, recently did. They had an “amnesty”for people to turn in “dangerous knives,” “which only have one purpose-, to cause grievous bodily harm.” They actually said, “a knife is more likely to be taken away from and used on the person who has it

          • Brooklynresident

            Get familiar with the heft and feel of every potential weapon in your home. That way, if you don’t have a gun at hand, you always have a plan, and something to put it into effect.

          • ShamanBlair

            “No, I don’t. But I feel anything, close at hand, can be effective.”

            That’s true–in a pinch, it’s great to be aware of that, but _I_ feel it’s best–if possible-to be as well-prepared as possible, & a gun trumps knives, Bullets are even more swift than the best throwing knives, remember.

            “I
            rather LIKE the idea of chasing a naked soapy man out of my
            apartment….and down the street…with one of my swords or knives, or
            hatchets, in hand”

            LOL! That IS a funny image! I’m assuming he’s not just naked, but unarmed, though. :o)

            Those British cops are correct, ou know. Since it’s a bit harder for criminals to get guns, they’ve mostly turned to knives, & do as much damage that way (proving once again that true maxim, “Guns DON’T kill people, PEOPLE kill people…”).

            By “they” I’m assuming you mean the anti-constitutional authorities …seizing “weapons hordes.” Yes, they have done so, & WILL do it ’til people put a stop to making us defenseless!

            May God protect us all….

    • Hamilton Beach

      He was illegally in her house with the intention of stealing something at the very least. What would you have had her do? “Come on in and we’ll talk about it”?
      And as for your ignorant statement about waving guns around at every Tom, Dick or Harry who doesn’t please you I’d like to know; who’s doing that?
      You better hope one of your neighbors is armed and competent if and when someone breaks into your house and threatens you. Or would you just bake him some cookies and sing “Kumba Ya” before he rapes you?
      Ass.

    • screwliberalism

      Upon discovering someone unknown to the homeowner has illegally entered, the ONLY wise and intelligent thought for that homeowner to make is that the intruder is there to commit further illegal acts and/or physical harm. The RIGHT and need for self-preservation demands such thinking.

  • R.Young

    Bless his little heart!

  • http://www.facebook.com/randy.anson Randall Anson

    Toss him a hair dryer so he can dry his hair in the shower.

  • DeBaliviere

    Portland…City of Tards.

    • Lskkio

      oh yea! I mean there are some good conservatives there BUT its a city full of weirdoooos. I live 20min away and I HATE going there. Portland was voted to be the worst city to be a police officer at.

  • http://twitter.com/CDEvansJr C.D. Evans,Jr.

    She should have tossed him the hair dryer.

    • http://twitter.com/DonBahn1 Don Bahn

      Plugged into an outlet without ground fault interrupt.

  • bull57

    This has got to be a joke. If not this guy needs to find a new profession, maybe he could be a politician!

    • ShamanBlair

      Only if he’s a dimocrat.

  • jdsonice

    Ah a very thoughtful insight. Education made the state blue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000174411885 Kent Martin

    What a ding a ling! I would have shot him anyway just to make known that we the people are tired of their crap! It is time to fight fire with fire!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1451012698 Charles Case

    If this had happened in certain liberal states, the homeowner would have been arrested for scaring the intruder and sued by the perp for “emotional distress”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RebelDaddy Ken Phillips

    Why not just flush the toilet a few times? ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/pizzed.off Pizzed Off

    Could it be the guy was just “coming clean” on his break in? Frankly, I don’t think liberals, nuts or otherwise, should be permitted access to soap and water. First, they contaminate the wastewater system, and second, they aren’t sanforized. What little brain they have gets even smaller.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andrewking6021 Andrew King

      sounds like you don’t have much of a brain either, “sanforized”?

      • rsartain

        There you go again, Andrew. Sanforized was a term used by dry cleaners to mean that it was treated so that it would not shrink. You reall don’t know a whole lot about anything do you?

  • http://twitter.com/DonBahn1 Don Bahn

    Just wait, this may get the homeowner into more trouble than the intruder.

  • hwafischer

    That´s exactly, how it should be. Respect others peoples belongings! And frick off!

  • hiskid1964

    maybe he should have peed and puked on him self then he would have been safe

  • KarenLynnStaffordAntley

    Good! I like it when the homeowner wins. I had to help a young male back over my fence from one of my trees one day. He had no idea what a doggy door was. I moved to the country, now the idiots and my dogs have “living space” enough between them, and as a general rule, most everyone is armed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/willam.stadly Willam Stadly

    shoot through the doors Like Biden said

  • urbanvrwcmom

    Chapek calling 911 is something you’d find on “America’s Dumbest Crooks”!

  • Dan S.

    Awesome!!!

  • quarkie009

    Did she shoot him or just kept him at bay for police to arrest.??? She should have shot him any way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cougar-Smith/607673941 Cougar Smith

      … at least shot at his ‘junk’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Phelps/100000290623181 Dave Phelps

    The country has lost it’s mind, but what can you expect with so many voting a destroyer back in the white house. Too many sickos in this country..

  • apen

    They caught this guy in 2012 burglarizing a home and he’s out already ! The system is not working.

  • dntmkmecomoverther

    Shoulda’ double tapped his wet azz and let the body bag detail come in. Clean up would have been a breeze. As it is, this idiot is back on the streets.

  • WilliamSpires

    Excellent endorsement of the second amendment. Criminals do love the idiotic newspapers who publish the list of gun owners homes that need to avoid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005081828591 Facebook User

    CNN ran this story March 6, 2011

    Still a good story though

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1435458177 Christopher Allen

    LOL…good stuff! He’s lucky she wasn’t armed! I have heard other stories similar to these and it seems that either mental illness or acid are the common denominators. There’s also some evidence out there that hard drugs as such can actually precipitate mental illness.

  • PatriotTwin

    Charged only w/ trespassing? Why not breaking and entering?!

  • bayman61

    The 911 should have told him, ” Then I think you are about to get your ass shot off.”

  • joe

    lol, poor guy just wanted a shower… lucky he didn’t get shot… Despite what people think, even the most heavily armed of us do not shoot indiscriminately

  • Harold

    They should have shoot him first then called 911!

  • 1_That_other_guy

    I still would have shot him.

  • Brooklynresident

    If he was in my shower, Nekkid, I would have chosen a more appropriate device-one of my longshoreman’s hooks.

  • Drew Squires

    Portlandia!!! This could only happen on the West Coast! All I can do is shake my head back & forth & wonder what the latest drug craze out there is!

  • http://www.facebook.com/edgarinventor Edgar Castelo

    Now THIS is a Douchebag! Occupy Retards, at their best! I bet MS-LSD will make that jerk a Hero! If only one Douchebag can be saved…

  • Bryan Nobles

    It’s a funny story but it is two years old. This actually happened in March of 2011.

  • audieho

    She should have just fired a shotgun through the shower curtain!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.guthrie.35 Tony Guthrie

    He really needed what he did not get. A bullet. He will now live to break into someones house in later years.

  • Brooklynresident

    The latest Gallup poll results. The question, and answers–most interesting…. http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-only-4-americans-think-gun-control-important-problem