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    Here was one of the gun owners!!!!!!

    I'm sure plenty of federal LEOs and anti-gun nuts would have attended this couple's funeral had the woman not been able to defend herself and her husband.

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

    Published June 12, 2013

    Associated Press


    STANTON, Calif. A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at -- and narrowly missed -- a man trying to break into her home said Tuesday she was shocked at the attention her action was getting but does not regret defending herself and her husband, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who uses a wheelchair.

    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.

    Perez has pleaded not guilty to a burglary charge and has a court date later this month. The Associated Press was unable to leave an after-hours message for his attorney.

    Perez had a rap sheet that included other burglary and narcotics charges and was on parole and staying at a halfway house not far from the Coopers' address, Amormino said.

    Cooper's gun, which she has owned for about 20 years, was legally purchased and properly registered, he said.

    "Even though that dog was barking, he still was desperate to get in. So who knows what may have happened if she didn't fire that round," Amormino said.

    On Tuesday, Cooper was soft-spoken and composed, with her gray hair pulled back neatly in a hairband and her husband at her side during a news conference at a sheriff's substation.

    Cooper said she is amazed by the anger in her voice -- and the curse word she let fly -- after she fired the shot.

    "I am a Christian woman and I'm very proud of it and I don't curse but after I shot, rage took hold and I just blasted away," she said. "And, in fact, afterwards my husband said, `I've never heard you talk like that!"'

    The stunned intruder apologized to Cooper after she fired, she recalled, telling her, "I'm sorry, ma'am. I'm leaving. Please don't shoot."

    The grandmother of a 15-year-old grandson said she doesn't regret firing her weapon, although she has considered how she would have reacted if she had hit or killed the man. Deputies have told her that, based on his height and the bullet hole, the shot that she fired through a narrow gap in the sliding door passed within inches of his left cheek.

    "I don't mean to shoot anybody," said Cooper, a self-described tomboy who has also tried archery and knife-throwing and has owned guns since her teens. "But whatever's necessary to literally stop them -- he was not going to come into my home."

    Her husband, Bob Cooper, chuckled when asked if his wife had learned her aggression from him and his military service. Cooper worked gathering intelligence in Italy and France in the build-up to D-Day and spent years going to the shooting range with his wife after the war, he said.

    "I'm not surprised at all, not one bit," he said. "I know her capabilities and what she can do if she has to."

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/12...#ixzz2W0hT2maY


    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/12...sses-in-calif/

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    She'd most likely face a lawsuit from the ACLU types and be called a racist had she hit him.

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    The article left out where the round actually hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    The article left out where the round actually hit.
    Yeah, i'm sure it tore through half a dozen innocent people, and the article just omitted that fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    The article left out where the round actually hit.
    Killed a squirrel across the street. Hard to argue with self-defense in ones own home. Thank god it wasn't the UPS guy. On the other hand, she wasn't a very good shot. Or some part of her didn't really want to kill the guy.

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    Armed Carjacker meets Armed Citizen,http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=kQ2IzMaqZTA

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    Grandma meets responsible gun owner.

    Associated Press Release

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- A Walt Disney World patron on a ride with her grandson found a loaded gun on her seat.

    Officials said Wednesday that the woman found the pistol on the Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom. The woman gave the loaded weapon to a park attendant who then contacted her manager and authorities.

    The owner of the gun, Angelo Lista, told authorities he discovered his gun was missing several minutes after leaving the ride. He has a concealed weapons permit.

    Lista told authorities he didn't know Disney World patrons weren't allowed to bring guns. He said he thought the security checkpoint at the entrance to the park was only so guards could check bags for bombs or explosives.

    Disney World prohibits patrons from bringing weapons of any kind on its property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnails View Post
    Armed Carjacker meets Armed Citizen,http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=kQ2IzMaqZTA
    What's the story with this video? Jeep Liberty isn't exactly a high end vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axil View Post
    Yeah, i'm sure it tore through half a dozen innocent people, and the article just omitted that fact.
    Knock it off... all Americans should be "disarmed' and allowed to be personally violated via inspection of email and cell calls. Please get into the 21st century.

    That constitution thing is getting old. Written by a bunch of old , angry white guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axil View Post
    Yeah, i'm sure it tore through half a dozen innocent people, and the article just omitted that fact.
    It appears Grandma lives in Stanton California and her home is not out in the middle of nowhere. I guess it's cool if someone fires a 357 out their backdoor directly in the direction of your home? Fun stuff yo......

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    It appears Grandma lives in Stanton California and her home is not out in the middle of nowhere. I guess it's cool if someone fires a 357 out their backdoor directly in the direction of your home? Fun stuff yo......
    Back in August nine civilians were hit by police gunfire in a single incident, 2 blocks away from my office. Should the NYPD be stripped of their right to carry arms? yo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    Back in August nine civilians were hit by police gunfire in a single incident, 2 blocks away from my office. Should the NYPD be stripped of their right to carry arms? yo?
    Ah, let's compare the two scenarios shall we. NYPD officers fired their weapons at a person who just murdered someone in the middle of the day vs. an old lady shooting in the general area of a someone trying to open her backdoor.

    Oops I forgot to add out of the 16 total shots fired by the NYPD 10 hit the intended target.

    Where have stated anyone should be stripped of their right to possess a fire arm?

    Other than that you make great points......

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    Where have stated anyone should be stripped of their right to possess a fire arm?

    Other than that you make great points......
    ok, so if you're fine with the woman being armed, then what's your point here on the thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    ok, so if you're fine with the woman being armed, then what's your point here on the thread?
    The point is once you pull the trigger there are consequences and the majority of non-trained gun owners do not think about that until after the shot is fired.

    Where do you think that round landed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    The point is once you pull the trigger there are consequences and the majority of non-trained gun owners do not think about that until after the shot is fired.
    So what solution do you propose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    The point is once you pull the trigger there are consequences and the majority of non-trained gun owners do not think about that until after the shot is fired.

    Where do you think that round landed?
    Non-trained? Her husband is a retired soldier who took her to the shooting range frequently. Also, what do you recommend a 70+ yr old woman do in that situation? Allow the chronic drug using, robbery suspect to have his way with her and her family?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    So what solution do you propose?
    Make gun owners do continuing training or they lose their weapon. Simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr726 View Post
    Make gun owners do continuing training or they lose their weapon. Simple.
    In theory I have no problem with that at all. The details of such a program are where a myriad of problems could arise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by long island leprechaun View Post
    Thank god it wasn't the UPS guy.
    around 12:30 a.m. Sunday



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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    around 12:30 a.m. Sunday


    Okay, I'm glad it wasn't the... hmmm..... FTS Florist guy? I think after a certain age, Molotov cocktails should be the only weapon allowed...

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