Women Arrested For Shooting Attacker in Self Defense, New York NY

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Women Arrested For Shooting Attacker in Self Defense, New York NY

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Daily News reports in New York City, New York 12-31-2017, a Brooklyn woman shot her ex-boyfriend in the neck Saturday when he tried to kick his way into her apartment, police sources said.

The 30-year-old man, stormed into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment building on Bristol St. near Blake Ave. in Brownsville at 6:13 p.m., cops said.

When the ex-boyfriend kicked open her door, he found the 52-year-old woman standing at the threshold with a handgun, police sources said.

She pulled the trigger and hit her ex once in the neck. Medics rushed him to Brookdale Hospital where he is listed in stable condition

Cops found the woman’s .40 caliber handgun at the scene. She recently moved to the city from North Carolina. While the weapon was legal there, she did not have a New York permit yet, police said

The ex-boyfriend allegedly has an extensive criminal history.

The woman was taken into custody and charges were pending early Sunday, cops said.



Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

New York gun laws! While the male will no doubt be charged as he recovers from his wound, the female victim is already charged!


Anywhere in the civilized world this is clearly justified self-defense.

Bob Irwin, Las Vegas

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  • 23 thoughts on “Women Arrested For Shooting Attacker in Self Defense, New York NY

    1. The new American dream….where all the criminals go free & the law abiding get locked up for saying/thinking the wrong thing. If the democraps ever get back in control this country will turn in to the envy of N.Korea

      1. Unfortunately she broke two laws…can’t have a pistol in New York City without special permission. For example I have a Concealed carry permit for NYS but if were to carry in New York City and get caught I would be arrested and charged. Her second offense is not having a New York State pistol permit. This all sucks considering she could have been another stat in the murder column had he got his hands on her.

    2. Unfortunate she will face jail time, the Mayor and NYPD will make an example of her,
      and a .40 too! Go GIRL. Hope she can beat the jail sentence, or the jury will not convict her.

    3. you are better offwith a borrowed attack dog ,even if it kills an intruder its a borrowed animal and charged as an accident

    4. Would have been nice to have the charge stated that she was rung up on. This is total BS tho. She should have never been charged seeing as he was breaking in with malicious intent. Don’t need a permit for a firearm that’s inside the home used for defense purposes. Now she will likely lose her job and go broke on a lawyer. And I am sure that’s the intent of the charge. Guilty or not, they made life difficult for a gun owner. Thanks to liberal laws and enforcement and the need of safe zones. By charging the woman they in effect say she should have allowed a larger male with violent tendencies assault and likely kill her. Gotta hate those liberal assholes.

      1. Had the prick attacked and killed her he probably would’ve gotten less time served than she might get now. I’m not sorry to say it but “I” would’ve shot more than once. He’d been better off DEAD. The system is also content on rehabilitation when a death sentence would be cheaper I’m sure. I think they need to bring back the “Firing Squad” and give these guy’s something to think about. This kinda shit just pisses me off.
        Mass shootings SUCK and that’s that, unless it’s in a prison full of death row inmates. School shootings SUCK. It is not the firearm that committed the offense – it’s the PERSON.

        1. Liberals don’t care about people. They care about being ranchers, and herding the sheeple. If 90% follow faithfully, and 10% happen to get killed off by stupid public policy, that’s just fine with them.

      2. NYC gun laws are what they are abd she knew this when she moved there. If not she should have. Thw old saying “know before you go” applies here. Nothing to do with liberal nor is that really your opinion.

      3. While her situation is unfair and maybe even tragic, NYC gun laws are pretty well known. Not just guns but NYC’s self defense laws in general. People have been arrested for using a baseball bat against home invaders. It is what it is and she knew this before moving there, or should have. There’s the old saying “know before you go”. It has nothing to do with liberal nor is that really your opinion.

    5. The atrocity of N.Y. gun laws victimizes another honest American. She saved her own life, now the state will make that life a misery.

    6. Agree about re-posting being unnecessary. But I wonder what the charge against her was. Attempted murder, assault, or possession of an illegal firearm? It makes a difference. The possession charge is a slam dunk but what about the other two? Anybody know?

      1. Ditto for Maryland, which is a MAY-not State, unless you are a hired hand to protect MONEY, Own a business, or have a court defined physical threat against you (maybe).

    7. New York is where the Murderers go fro FREE VICTIMS… I won’t ever be a Victim of Any Socialist Politicians Law.

    8. this is why no family members will live in new York state ,even though there are good jobs to be found .all kibbutz members now live in a missle silo converted into luxury condos.

    9. As New Yorkistan not being part of the United States there subjects evidentially don’t have the right to self defense.

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