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Mom protects home with gun twice in four months
« on: October 01, 2013, 05:39:37 PM »
Mom Protects Home with Gun Twice in Four Months

By Onan Coca   / 1 October 2013   

It is very likely every mother's worst nightmare. To wake up in the middle of the night, having heard a noise just outside the safety of the walls of your home and knowing that you are likely all of the protection you and your children have. A call to the police may work, but how long might it take for them to respond? Five minutes, ten? Even less may be just too long.

That is the nightmare that Toledo, Ohio mom, Betty Collins has had to live through not once… but twice in the last four months.

Four months ago it was a home invader who met Ms. Collins as he tried to kick in the front door of her home. At about five in the morning, 31-year old Kyle Caldwell began kicking at the front door of Ms. Collins home in an attempt to break in. Betty, who was already awake and wary thanks to a call from her boyfriend about a suspicious man down the block, was waiting with her .357 Magnum at the ready. After a few unsuccessful kicks, Betty yelled for the attacker to leave because she had a gun and it was loaded. He didn’t heed her advice. Finally, Ms. Collins opened the door herself and the intruder found himself inches from the barrel of the loaded .357.



Once he realized the danger he was in, the man did exactly as ordered. He laid down on his face and waited for police to arrive.

Just four short months later, at around 1am on Sunday morning, Ms. Collins was pushed into protecting her home again. She awoke to hear chains rattling on her front porch and knew that there was likely an uninvited guest just outside her door. She opened the front door and confronted 21-year old Thomas Lee Johnson trying to steal one of her family’s bicycles which were chained up on the porch. She told him to stop and to leave, but he continued trying to get the chain off the bike. At that point she retrieved her gun and commanded the young man to lay down on the ground.

Once the young man realized the seriousness of her command, he did what he was told. Police arrested him shortly after, and he will be brought up on misdemeanor charges.

mom with gunWould either criminal have obeyed Ms. Collins had she not had a firearm at the ready? It’s doubtful. Neither obeyed until they realized that she was deadly serious about the gun she held in her hands. It was when Ms. Collins convinced them that she was prepared to use her .357 that they began to take her seriously. If not for her gun, things may have ended very differently for Betty Collins and her family.

The argument so often used by the liberal anti-gun lobby can so easily be refuted anecdotally, it baffles me that they continue to say the gun owning citizen stopping crime is a “fallacy.” The truth is that the police are not in the business of crime prevention, they are in the business of justice. They catch criminals or people who have already committed criminal acts. That’s no slight on our law enforcement; it’s the simple nature of living in a free society. The only way to prevent crime is for law abiding citizens to step in and stop them before they happen.

A round of applause for Ms. Betty Collins and her willingness to stand in harm’s way to protect her family. We need more Betty Collins’ in this world – if we had them, it would be a much safer place.

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Re: Mom protects home with gun twice in four months
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 05:42:44 PM »
...obviously, it's time to move.   :whistle:
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Re: Mom protects home with gun twice in four months
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 06:36:01 PM »
If there is a next time, Mrs Collins, shoot the SOB first--then issue your verbal command.

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Re: Mom protects home with gun twice in four months
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 09:20:39 PM »
Agree with DC Patriot.

Get out while the gettin's good.

She may not always be so lucky. Next guy might be armed...

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Re: Mom protects home with gun twice in four months
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 12:30:30 AM »
Agree with DC Patriot.

Get out while the gettin's good.

She may not always be so lucky. Next guy might be armed...

My thought was that if a burglar broke in knowing that the owner had already shot somebody....but then again, look at those people on Jaywalking with Leno.  They're lucky they know what day it is.
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Re: Mom protects home with gun twice in four months
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 08:08:35 AM »
I once heard a speaker, and ex-felon talking about weapons and he said there is nothing scarier to a crook than to enter a house where a person may have a weapon and is scared.  A friend's grandmother was once confronted by a robber in her house.  She pulled out a .357 magnum which she could barely hold without shaking and told the guy to go ahead and "make her day."  The guy was so scared he quietly sat and waited for the police rather than risk the gun might go off as she shook. :2gunz:
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. John Adams


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