And, oh my goodness. I just posted on this self-defense shooting. Well, more was released today. That Guy and I were discussing this via text over lunch and it sent chills through us both. This is a worst nightmare scenario. Of course, the mother defending her 9 year-old twins is facing a horrific decision. Meanwhile, the father is on the phone with her and I'm sure he is feeling like he wishes he could teleport to her. I have to give him credit for his calm resolve and instruction to the wife. He is on with 911 relaying what is going on while he is one with his wife. I'd very much rather be giving my wife instructions over a 911 operator in that situation. Kudos to them both and I wish her the best in her recovery. She will need some time to heal from having to do this.
This is worth a listen.
You'll have to turn up the audio on that one, but it is the full call and the neighbor as well.
This one has better audio, but it is a lot of reporting and only a little of the call. In this report, an officer explains how the guy broke down multiple doors to get to where the wife was. Very little else was disturbed. That makes me very happy she had a gun ready for him.
Here are some of the highlights:
"Just remember everything I showed you, everything I taught you, alright?"
That's something you should be able to say. If you can't, get to the range ASAP.
"If he opens that door, you shoot him, you understand?"
No question, good instructions.
It goes on and I'll just let you listen, since no one can do it justice in print. I can't emphasize enough how important it is to get to the range and practice. Just as important are things you can do at home. Show and explain manipulation of the firearm and practice getting it into play (especially important if a gunvault is involved).