I'm writing this staring at the mess the police left for me, in a bit of a fog. After 6 months of stalking and threats against my life my stalker finally snapped and decided to kick my door in and make good on his promise. Out of fear, the past month I had begun sleeping with a chair propped against my front door, to give myself a few extra precious seconds in case of emergency. I shudder to think how differently things might've turned out had I not barricaded the door. I awoke around 1:15 am to the sound of the door giving way after one kick followed by the sounds of my stalker struggling to dislodge the chair while forcing his way inside. I jumped up and grabbed the gun I've learned to do everything even shower with. I stood at the top of my stairs and fired twice. Hitting him in the chest, I hear his scream, his disbelief that I'd stood up for myself.. 0 to 100 in milliseconds. I've never been so afraid in my life. I do not know if he is living, but I do know the police have him and that's what helps the most. For months of him evading the police I began to question whether he was unstoppable. Untraceable. Houdini, he would murder me and get away with it. As of now I'm in a haze of guilt, surprise, relief and disbelief. I shook as the canines drag him out from his hiding place under a bush. I survived, where so many people do not. Holy shit, I survived. Insight: <a rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.reddit.com/r/self/comments/2hc2ei/anyone_had_success_with_private_investigators/”>http://www.reddit.com/r/self/comments/2hc2ei/anyone_had_success_with_private_investigators/</a> Edit: The outpouring of support is WILD. I cant thank you guys enough. Everyone can be a critic and the fact still remains, you dont know what you will do in a situation until its presented in front of you. Those who believe there was other things to be done have never had someone tell you that you no longer deserve to draw breath and mean it. And for the 'shouldve fired a warning shot' folks: There are no warning shots, a gun is a deadly force, you only pull that trigger if you are in fear for your life and all other methods of deterring are gone. When he kicked my door in, there was no longer a deterrent preventing harm. Warning shots are dangerous and could hurt the unintended. This is not a wild west movie. That's what responsible gun ownership is. Ill update once things have calmed down a bit I promise. Ill write back to everyone and after being isolated for so long, anyone who wants to be friends, I am always accepting those.
things gun control advocates won’t talk about.
Good job. Defending one’s own life is one of the hardest and most life changing things someone could possibly go through. Glad to hear you’re okay.
Look me in the eyes and tell me you’d take away that woman’s right to defend herself, and I’ll see you for a rape enabler.
no one’s saying people shouldn’t be allowed to have guns, at least not the majority of gun control groups.
most groups just don’t want semi/auto weapons being easily accessible to civilians.
Except two of America’s largest gun control groups, The Brady Campaign and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, do. The very act of banning semiautomatic weapons is effectively a blanket ban on firearms, as an incredibly small amount of firearms AREN’T semiautomatic. You might as well ban houses with microwaves in them.
As for semiautomatic weapons being easily accessible to civilians, I’m going to point you here.
i’m not gonna even answer your post because i’m tired and idec.
i’m just gonna say using rape victims as a tool for you to push an agenda is pretty shitty. “rape enabler”, really? what about the many rape victims who are for gun control? or the women who were killed via gun by their abusers?
for every case where a woman uses a gun to kill her attacker, that’s like 10 cases of a middle aged white man using his handgun to murder unarmed black teenagers.
It’s not fucking irrelevant, because it’s what very likely could have happened to OP. As for your little closing comment, I dare you, prove it. Provide factual information supporting your claim. Because unless you mean police, I highly doubt you can.
blehhhh idc anymore
you win your’e right
My point here is gun owners have to deal with assholes like you on a daily basis. Appeals to emotion without any facts, despite empirical evidence that topples the gun control position, from unthinking control freaks, has eroded the rights of gun owners since the creation of the National Firearms Act.
So in short: fuck you for not only blindly falling into that, but fuck you for trying to support the further eradication of the human right to self defense, and fuck you for not even being able to support your views in the SLIGHTEST.
The patient — who has been isolated since his symptoms were recognized — is an unnamed man in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Hospital workers noted his case because of his symptoms and recent travel history. It is not known if he has infected others, although CDC officials say his contacts are being traced. The man left Liberia Sept. 19 and arrived in the USA the next day, but had no symptoms when leaving Africa or arriving here, said Thomas Frieden, CDC director. The patient became sick Sept. 24 and he sought care two days later. He was sent home, but returned to a hospital and was admitted Sept. 28. Frieden did not reveal the man’s nationality, but said he came to the USA to visit relatives.