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Old Today, 06:23 AM
 
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Daughter could have been a Darwin candidate.

This doesn't take away from multiple cases where guns were used successfully in self defense, but mum needs to identify target first before blasting away. And these days no one has any business trying to 'surprise' someone like that in their home.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mom-...225514706.html
"When her daughter opened her momís bedroom door, the mother fired a single shot"


When you enter a persons BEDROOM in the middle of the night UNEXPECTED, don't be surprised for something "bad" TO HAPPEN.
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Old Today, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Palm Coast FL
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The daughter used poor judgment (inherited from her mother) and the mother used poor judgement and was a poor shot. Gun folks think everyone should own a gun, but I think that people with poor judgment and who are poor shots should not own guns. Not everyone should own a gun.
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Old Today, 07:35 AM
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Location: Cone of Uncertainty
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"When her daughter opened her momís bedroom door, the mother fired a single shot"


When you enter a persons BEDROOM in the middle of the night UNEXPECTED, don't be surprised for something "bad" TO HAPPEN.
The neighbor in the video in the OP's link said it happened at around 9 pm at night. I'm guessing the daughter had a key, too, but I can't find that anywhere. Now with me, I never enter someone's bedroom without asking first. Glad the daughter was not injured more seriously.
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Old Today, 07:39 AM
 
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Welcome to America. We LOVE our guns for exactly this reason: Protection against home invasion. Works (almost) every (occasionally) time.
Saved my friend from rape\murder once upon a time by a career felon.

The implication that misuse invalidates the concept is illogical.
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Old Today, 07:40 AM
 
Location: 60630
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Did her daughter know her mom was armed? If she only knew her mom better...
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Old Today, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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The daughter was acting like an intruder. Her fault. Very unfortunate in any case, but she brought this on by her behavior sneaking in like that knowing that mom wasnít expecting it.
No surprise parties for you.
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Old Today, 09:15 AM
 
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The daughter used poor judgment (inherited from her mother) and the mother used poor judgement and was a poor shot. Gun folks think everyone should own a gun, but I think that people with poor judgment and who are poor shots should not own guns. Not everyone should own a gun.
I'm a "gun person" and completely agree with you.
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Old Today, 09:31 AM
 
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Nothing like a firearm to turn a moment of bad judgment into a perfect disaster.

Those statistics about a firearm in the house being more likely to cause harm to a family member? They're not made up.
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Old Today, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Some Beach... Somewhere...
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So chalk this up to another casualty of the need to be constantly armed in America- children can't even expect to not be shot by their parents walking into their home. And somehow some of you make the argument that this is totally reasonable. Imagine if the daughter had been killed like in so many other incidents... all because the daughter wanted a normal, surprise reunion like has been happening for hundreds of years in human society.
The daughter acted like an intruder. Her mistake. We donít read about what type of neighborhood it is, nor the crime stats as part of the story. If sheís old enough for a boyfriend, sheís old enough to know not to pull a stunt like this.

Years back I had a roommate in my house. I let him know I kept guns handy. I told him if he comes in late to not try to be extra quiet. Turn on lights downstairs and in the stairwell, waking me is ok. The most important thing is that I know itís not an intruder. One night he tries to come in stealthily with some bar skank in tow. I damn near blew his head off as he ascended the stairs quietly and in total darkness. Fortunately, there was no accident involved that night.

Fast forward to now. When something goes bump in the night, I make sure my wife is next to me in bed. Then ascertain that my daughter is in her bed. Iíll go quietly in the darkness through the rest of the house. Knowing for certain that my family is where they should be, anything/anyone else I find moving is getting shot without warning. I carry 35 rounds of hollowpoint and I have no intention of allowing anyone to escape once theyíve entered my home uninvited.
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Old Today, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Online
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This happened in Girard, OH. Where there are only 20 violent crimes per year.

Even though crime rates are down, people have just been made paranoid by the 24/7 news cycle where you can hear about a stabbing on the other side of the country 15 minutes after it happened.
This. Paranoia is making people jittery and stupid.
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