(MN) Armed homeowner fights off 3-4 masked home invaders


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Andrew Rothman
December 13, 2003, 12:22 AM
No URL to cite - it wasn't online, but I got it from the library.

Amazingly, the Star Tribune declined to report on this at all. :rolleyes:
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Saint Paul Pioneer Press
December 4, 2003
Column: SUBURBAN BRIEFING

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS
Intruder shot during break-in

Three or four masked men with guns broke into a Columbia Heights home Tuesday night but fled after the resident shot one of them, police reported.

Police later arrested two suspects, including one who was wounded.

The men barged into the home in the 600 block of 38th Avenue Northeast just before midnight, police said. It wasn't clear how many people were in the home at the time, but one resident fired a shot that wounded one of the intruders, police said. The other men helped the wounded man into a car.

As the men fled in the car, police arrived at the home and gave chase, which ended at 40th Avenue Northeast and Main Street. At least two of the suspects fled from the vehicle, but police arrested the wounded man still inside the vehicle. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where his condition was not available.

Officers with a search dog later apprehended one of the other men, and he was taken to the Anoka County Jail.

-- Pioneer Press

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Ryder
December 13, 2003, 01:00 AM
Amazingly, the Star Tribune declined to report on this at all.

I noticed that with liberal papers here too when shall issue became law.

You'd expect them to at least try and twist the story around to say this wouldn't have happened if not for shall issue since the criminals wouldn't have been able to get guns? I mean why quit lying now?

Perhaps they don't want to forewarn other criminals? If the crime rate doesn't drop then they were not liars in all those other stories, right?

rayjay
December 13, 2003, 02:44 AM
Chalk up another one for the good guys. :D

Nightfall
December 13, 2003, 06:22 AM
I bet those criminals will forever be cursing 'those crazy gun nuts'... :D

Maybe they can find solace in the arms of some gun control advocates now... :rolleyes:

WonderNine
December 13, 2003, 06:36 AM
one resident fired a shot that wounded one of the intruders,

Obviously it was a 9mm, if he had had a .45 the assailent would have flew backwards and died instantly.

TallPine
December 13, 2003, 05:45 PM
Three or four masked men with guns broke into a Columbia Heights home Tuesday night
Sounds like a "no-knock" police raid to me .... :rolleyes:

TonyB
December 13, 2003, 06:00 PM
Bad guy:"we're here to rob yo......
Good guy:"click,click"
Bad guy""whoopse....wrong house....."
Ya gotta love it..:cool:

7.62FullMetalJacket
December 13, 2003, 06:19 PM
I think all anti-gun persons should be required to post a sign stating

"GUN FREE ZONE"

as a safety measure for criminals eek:

That way, we gun owners can get some rest. :D:

"DO NOT DISTURB"

BluesBear
December 13, 2003, 07:51 PM
Obviously it was a 9mm, if he had had a .45 the assailent would have flew backwards and died instantly.
It's obvious it was a .38. If it had been a 9mm there would be a blood splatter on the wall behind him. :neener:

Langenator
December 13, 2003, 08:26 PM
Obviously a .380. Only old retired cops use .38s, and the article would have said if he was, since only cops and retired cops should be allowed to have guns.

Standing Wolf
December 13, 2003, 08:41 PM
See? Minnesota passed a shall issue law, and now the streets are running with blood exactly as the leftist extremists promised.

Glamdring
December 15, 2003, 12:14 PM
Mpayne: Did you hear about it somewhere else first? I listen to MPR most every day and didn't hear about this shooting.

starfuryzeta
December 15, 2003, 12:23 PM
Found it mentioned on Clayton Cramer's blog:

http://www.claytoncramer.com/gundefenseblog/blogger.html

Andrew Rothman
December 15, 2003, 01:20 PM
Mpayne: Did you hear about it somewhere else first? I listen to MPR most every day and didn't hear about this shooting.

I'm a daily Minnesota Public Radio listener, but I have no illusions about their bias.

A sharp-eyed St. Paul resident spotted it in the St. Paul Pioneer Press (the wood-pulp version only) and mentioned it on the Minneapolis Star Tribune discussion board (http://online.startribune.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=18&start=200).

I called a public library reference desk. They have electronic access to full text of many newspapers. The librarian emailed me the story within a few minutes.

(I love libraries!)

HankB
December 15, 2003, 01:22 PM
Amazingly, the Star Tribune declined to report on this at all. Every now and then, when I lived up there, I'd get a phone call asking me to subscribe to this paper. My reply was something along the lines of "No, the St. Paul paper is more than liberal enough for me - the Minneapolis Red Star is nothing more than the propaganda arm of the DFL."

They always were behind any additional gun bans, and weren't shy about providing a forum for the rabidly antigun Minneapolis police chief's nearly incoherent rants.

The paper wouldn't even print the real names of sports teams like the Indians, Braves or Redskins, prefering to avoid the use of Indian names by calling them the "Cleveland Team" or the "Atlanta Team."

Always made me wonder what else they were creatively misrepresenting . . .

Andrew Rothman
December 15, 2003, 01:27 PM
If anyone wanted to write to the newspaper's ombudsman, Lou Gelfand (readerrep@startribune.com) and politely ask why the Strib failed to cover this story, while covering every irresponsible use of a firearm in the 5-state area, that would be good.

4v50 Gary
December 15, 2003, 01:37 PM
Cowardly thieves who fled after their buddy was shot. What lack of resolution and laziness. Opps. That's why their thieves and not hard working citizens. :D

Smoke
December 15, 2003, 01:54 PM
Obviously it was a 9mm, if he had had a .45 the assailent would have flew backwards and died instantly.

If it had been a 9mm it would have been a through and through wound and the suspect would have got away.

If it had been a 380 it would not have broken the skin.

If it had been a 40 it would not have penetrated the winter clothing.

If it had been a 10mm he would have been DRT

IF it had been a (insert caliber here) rifle round it would have over penetrated and killed innocent bystanders.

If it had been a shotgun with 00 (slug, #4, whatever) it would have vaporized the BG and blown down half the wall as well as two stray pellets (slug fragments?) would have gone stray and killed the neighbor as he sat in his La-Z-Boy and wounded the shooters kid as he slept.

So, OBVIOUSLY it was a new wildcat cartridge that has not been discussed on THR/TFL before.

Smoke
December 15, 2003, 01:59 PM
...and another thing

Langenator
Obviously a .380. Only old retired cops use .38s, and the article would have said if he was, since only cops and retired cops should be allowed to have guns.


No. No. No.....don't you know that cops become derranged psychopathic killers immediately upon retirement or resignation. They are not deemed safe to have guns either. Only real cops (not civilians) are allowed to have guns.

Langenator you need to spend more time at VPC before visiting firearms forums.

Sheesh.

:banghead: :cuss:

Smoke

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