Home Invader Shot Five Times By Georgia Mother Defending Her Kids


A Loganville, GA mother of two fired six shots at a home intruder on Friday, hitting him five times, after he broke into her home and confronted her and her children as they hid in an attic alcove. The gun she used to defend herself and her children was NOT a single-shot musket as someone once witlessly suggested, but a snub-nosed .38 revolver. From the AJC:

The Loganville mother of two assumed the knocks on her front door Friday afternoon were from a solicitor.

“Don’t answer,” she yelled to her 9-year-old twins playing downstairs.

When the visitor began repeatedly ringing the doorbell, she called her husband at work.

“Get the kids and hide,” he told his wife.

As he dialed 911, his 37-year-old spouse, who works from home, collected the children and hid with them in a crawlspace adjoining her office. By that time, the intruder had forced his way into the three-story residence on Henderson Ridge Drive with a crowbar, authorities said. He allegedly rummaged through the home, eventually working his way up to the attic office.

“He opens the closet door and finds himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver,” said Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman, who relayed the woman’s narrative to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He asked that her name be withheld.

The woman fired six bullets, five of which hit Paul Ali Slater in the face and neck area, Chapman said. But Slater was still conscious.

“The guy’s face down, crying,” the sheriff said. The woman told him to stay down or she’d shoot again.

Slater, unaware that she had emptied her chamber, obliged as the mother and her children ran to a neighbor’s house.

The injured burglar eventually made it out of the home and into his car, driving away before deputies arrived on the scene. He didn’t get far.

“When you got five bullets in you, it makes you kind of disoriented,” Chapman told the AJC.
Deputies found Slater bleeding profusely in a neighbor’s driveway.

The perp, a Mr. Paul Ali Slater pictured above, has a record of at least 6 arrests dating back 5 years, and was just released from jail last August. Obviously, whatever rights he may have had were left outside the door he forced open with his crowbar.

The shooter and her husband have been offered a free membership at a local firing range.

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  • Spartacus

    Another example the left will parade around as proof that guns are evil. That poor home invader never stood a chance against that evil gun wielding mother protecting her brood. If she’d have only decided to abort them this might not have happened.

    • two_amber_lamps

      Another example the left will parade around as proof that guns are evil.

      Especially considering the fact that the “Bushmaster” used at Newtown is a leftist figment of imagination. There were no AR’s used, no “high capacity” AR mags used to mow down little children…


      So let’s do some simple logic…

      If the guns taken into the school used to kill children were handguns, and the only long gun taken from the vehicle was in fact a shotgun… then why are the leftists howling about “assault rifles?”

      No worries… the media isn’t going to admit the PD Officials/coroner lied in their initial reports about a “Bushmaster” being responsible for the carnage. Nor is the media going to admit their blatant mistruths until after they pass whatever gun control legislation they can squeeze out of this tragedy perpetrated by someone who was mentally ill.


      Never let an INVENTED crisis go to waste… there, fixed that for you Rahm!

      • Spartacus

        They’ll probably read more into it than either of us have given them credit for yet. They’ll probably go for the “wealth redistribution” angle. If that evil gun toting mothers wealth had been redistributed then that poor home invader wouldn’t have had the need to break into her house. This not only proves that guns are evil but also supports the leftist view that wealth is evil too.

  • slapdick

    Excellent marksmanship! She’s a keeper.

  • Stuart

    Assault weapons that are always mention by both liberals and conservatives are not actually combat battle fully automatic weapons. But the narrative attempts to create that image in the mind of the public. They are single shot semi-automatic rifes. Nothing more nothing less. But keep it up Conservatives on this site and the public will believe they are exactly the same identical weapon.

    If you repeat a lie over and over again it will become believable. I suggest you read The Venona Project Papers, to see how propagad and lies indoctrinated a Pied Piper society. Fooled..fooled..fooled and misguided.

    Lets take a more in debth look at the mind altering drugs involved in most of these killings. Children prescribed Prozac or other depression or anxiety related drugs that can make a grown man snap let alone a teenager.

    • two_amber_lamps

      Yessir…. Automatic weapons have been controlled under the NFA since 1934 and no auto’s have been built for civilian use since 1986.

      There are already laws re: this but the leftists and the Democratic A/V department LIE. They convince the public that guns with certain physical characteristics (barrel shrouds, replaceable magazines, pistol grips, collapsible stocks) are “machine guns” when in fact they’re the same as any semi-auto hunting rifle.

      One pull of the trigger, one bullet.

    • two_amber_lamps

      “Lets take a more in depth look at the mind altering drugs involved in
      most of these killings. Children prescribed Prozac or other depression
      or anxiety related drugs that can make a grown man snap let alone a

      And lets not forget the effect of children growing up in broken homes without the benefit of a father figure. I’m sure that had NOTHING to do with his psychological issues… (/sarc)

  • Matthew Hawkins

    The weapon used also wasn’t any type of weapon that would be banned by any legislation that I have seen.

    • camsaure

      BS!!! A snub nosed .38 is exactly what you lefties called “Saturday night specials” back in the sixties. Their lying drivel back then was “we are not after your guns, only Saturday night specials. That term was intended to have the same connotations as what today is referred to as “assault rifles”.

      • two_amber_lamps

        “assault rifle” “Saturday night special”…. = Dog whistle/code words of the left.

        • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

          “Saturday night special” was a “twofer” code word. It originally referred to guns owned by urban blacks.

          • two_amber_lamps

            “In his book Restricting Handguns: The Liberal Skeptics Speak Out, civil rights attorney and gun scholar Don Kates found racial overtones in the focus on the Saturday Night Special[16] (“n#%^$rtown Saturday night special”). Even gun control advocate Robert Sherrill claimed: “The Gun Control Act of 1968 was passed not to control guns but to control blacks.”[17]”


            Dog whistles within dog whistles, Man!

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            It’s funny too, because these were magic guns. They were supposedly preferred by criminals, but, for self protection they were more likely to blow up in your hand. Stupid criminals!

          • two_amber_lamps

            Was that some kind of early form of RF ID? Wow! They sure were some smart cookies back in 1968!

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            The guns were clearly evil, working perfectly for felons and endangering the lives of the law abiding.

    • two_amber_lamps


      Have you done any investigation into the 10+ bills being proposed?

      They’re going after any gun with a replaceable magazine… they’re are going after any magazine with greater than 10 round capacity. That would therefore include almost any semi-auto pistol or rifle without an internal magazine. ALL will have to registered in a fashion similar to that of an NFA-Controlled firearm.

      Are you familiar with the process of getting an NFA tax stamp?

      Till you understand the process, I’d refrain from engaging your mouth since you don’t know what an onerous PITA it is…. one that shall have ZERO effect in cutting the number of firearms related fatalities and as is typical to leftist-induced social experiments are more than likely to result in the OPPOSITE.

    • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

      Dianne Feinstein tried to ban handguns in the past in San Francisco. Her legislation was overturned. No reason to think that gun grabbers will stop after any legislation short of a total ban on the personal ownership of firearms.

      • http://crissa.twu.net/ Crissa

        Gosh, really? A city decided it didn’t want guns in it, and you’re on the wrong side of the O.K. Corral?

        • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

          Sorry, Crissa! Petty city bureaucrats do not get to decide which part of the Constitution they are going to uphold or overrule. But, if you want to see the “O.K. Corral”, you’re more likely to see it in Chicago, NYC or Washington DC where they have the strictest gun laws. in the country.

    • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

      Exactly, the gun control advocates are clear that people should be able to have pistols to defend their home, although many would like to make that ownership a privilege.

      This isn’t so much a defense for gun rights as it is an excuse to categorize black people. The race-baiting has already proven to rile the racists.

      The south is the most violent part of the country.

      • Bat One

        Predictably wrong on all counts. The question of WHY an individual should have a particular type of gun (pistols) is moot, since the Supreme court has already ruled that argument irrelevant. Read the Heller and McDonald decisions. Like the right to peacefully assemble, the right to keep and bear arms is both individual and fundamental, and is not contingent on an individual’s reason for exercising that right.

        Your resort to “race-baiting” coming as it does from the master, is also predictable and irrelevant.

        As for the most violent part of the country, FBI statistics show that the streets of Chicago are far more violent and dangerous than any place else, followed closely by Washington, DC and Baltimore. All of which, not coincidentally, have some of the strictest gun-control ordinances in the country.

        • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

          I’m not sure what planet you live on, but if there were a bright spot in the universe where reality existed, you would be on the planet that is farthest from:

          As is well known, the South is more violent than the rest of the country, by some distance. Given the earlier post, the natural thing to do is to put these regional trends into the cross-national comparison and see—for the decade we have, anyway—how these large U.S. regions would fare if they were OECD countries. Again, bear in mind that the age-adjustment is not quite comparable.


          As we can see, the states with the highest assault rates are the following, in order from highest to lowest:

          New Mexico
          South Carolina
          North Carolina
          West Virginia
          New York
          New Jersey
          Rhode Island
          South Dakota
          New Hampshire

          Have a look at the number of gun crimes that are done with guns purchased legally in gun spree’s.


          It IS a matter of what guns are being banned. High capacity assault weapons are on the list, not revolvers.

          • Bat One

            I doubt that anyone here gives a rip about OECD comparisons, but a comparison of actual gun murder rates within the US itself is informative. Of the southern states, Louisiana had the highest rate of 10.16 per 100,000 population, followed by Mississippi with a 7.46 rate. All the other southern states had rates under 4.0. The rate for NY was 4.12 per 100,000 and the rate for Michigan was 5.06. Pennsylvania with a rate of 3.97 was higher than Georgia or the Carolinas. But the highest rate listed by the FBI was for the District of Columbia at 12.46 ! Chicago’s rate of such murders, based on a population of 2.7 million a/o 2011, was 5.3.

            The fact is a person is far safer walking the streets of Charlotte, Charleston, Atlanta, Birmingham, Mobile, or Jackson, than they are in either Chicago or DC.

          • http://crissa.twu.net/ Crissa

            Chicago and DC are also much larger, denser cities than any of the above, and suffer from poverty as much or more because of it.

            Picking and choosing statistics – like comparing states to cities and then skipping to absolute statistics to hide your decline.

            If you want to be a liar, sure, go ahead.

        • http://crissa.twu.net/ Crissa

          Do you have an example of the court supporting the right of people to assemble?

  • stan25

    She should have used a .45 ACP. Then that home invader would have been packed out feet first. Goes to show that a .38 is no damn good when stopping power is needed. One or two rounds from the .45 would have sufficed.

    • Spartacus

      I think you can get Glaser Safety Slugs for a .38. They turn small guns into very effective meat grinders. Most people hit with them bleed out before arriving at the hospital. The guy in the pic was nicked, the copper jacket opened up releasing the shot contained in the jacket.
      I keep a speed load full of them for my S&W 629 on my headboard.

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      • two_amber_lamps

        I’ve heard people swear by em… I prefer cor-bons for my HD loads, but then any good Jacketed Hollow point should ruin Mr. Sociopath’s day.

    • Bat One

      Local reporting of the incident – its about 5 miles from my home – makes it clear that she was not an experienced shooter. I much prefer that my wife has a 9 mm that she is comfortable with and is willing to fire, rather than a bigger and more cumbersome .45 that frankly intimidates her a bit.

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      • two_amber_lamps

        You perform to your lowest level of training (ie don’t expect to become a dead shot when the chips are down). Therefore for the less experienced a 9mm packing 15 rds in the grip vs. .45 with 7-8, the 9’ers probably the better choice… quantity over quality, rinse and repeat as necessary. Bring an extra mag for 2x the fun.

        But the intimidation is in the mind… my 1911 recoils less/gets back on target quicker than my .40 compact.

        But a lot of that has to do with the loads.

    • $8194357

      Some folks just like to bust the caps…

  • Ken

    Note this mom defending herself & 2 little kids fired all 6 rounds from .38 revolver. As other comment already pointed out, .45 ACP has a LOT more stopping power….. But .45 ACP also has pretty hefty recoil. That’s why I prefer Glock 32 with full clip of .357 SIG: Considerably more energy than .38, but tolerable recoil; + lot quicker to get off multiple rounds than revolver. Of course CA Sen. Feinstein & others want to ban my 13-shot clips; some will even try and ban all semi-autos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ted.nemec.9 Ted Nemec

    Only good thieving chimp is a dead thieving chimp. Line him and every other EBT sow parasite up and unload a high capacity clip into their ignorant monkey faces.

    • Spartacus

      F/O liberal.

    • two_amber_lamps

      Retard…. clips are for idiots. You reloading magazines?

      Nice use of race-baiting vernacular…. moron.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    I’d like to send her flowers

  • badlands4

    Don’t get between a momma and her babies.

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  • $16179444

    we should ban mothers and kids

    • Spartacus

      Ironically the left would likely agree that mad mothers should somehow be banned without giving a second thought to what their emotional response is leading to. Idiots.

    • two_amber_lamps

      The left has already selectively banned kids… abortion.

      • $16179444

        excellent point…..i find this ‘logic’ disturbing: If a lunatic commits terrible acts with a gun, blame your fellow gun
        owning Americans. If Muslim extremists commit terrible acts with
        airplanes, tell your fellow Americans not to blame all Muslims.

        Liberals want to ‘save’ kids yet have no issue aborting them

        • two_amber_lamps

          Interesting it is that in any of the situations you mentioned, right thinking individuals are somehow demonized/heartless/self-centered/obtuse.

          There is no reasoning with the left…. the only middle ground seems to be capitulation.

      • http://crissa.twu.net/ Crissa

        You mean, you like killing mothers?

        Because that’s the result of pro-birth policies – dead women and infants.

  • $16179444

    we need to ban mothers and kids ……

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  • two_amber_lamps

    Obviously this is just an anecdotal story… this “woman and her kids.” Shouldn’t she have stopped, called a time out and had a rational “mom to sociopath” conversation in which they could have worked out the issues and come to a consensus? Maybe called a mediator?

    Couldn’t they have avoided bloodshed?

    Take the next fine upstanding (if not misunderstood) citizen. Shouldn’t we all “walk a mile in his shoes” before passing judgement?


  • HG

    If only the local paper had published a map of legal gun owners this tragedy may have been avoided and an unarmed family could have been targeted and maybe even killed.
    Liberals can always wish.

    • http://crissa.twu.net/ Crissa

      People intending to kill someone don’t generally knock on the door and enter when they don’t get an answer.

  • SigFan

    This guy is lucky he wasn’t facing my wife – she would have put one .38 special hollow-point right between his eyes. Game over. People who aren’t trained marksmen would be better served with a shotgun for home defense. Sometimes just the sound of a .12 ga shell being racked into the chamber is enough to make these people run – and if not you don’t have to be more than middling accurate to have the desired effect. Glad this brave lady and her kids are alright though – and hopefully this guy will survive and serve a nice long sentence for his efforts.

  • cylde

    She needs more training, the first shot should have killed him.

  • Ronnie

    If Obama had a son I am sure he would look like him!

  • skeete44

    she should have shot him in the azz too. this is where gun control will fail and I am all for this woman doing what she did. This creep is mentally ill too. You see, mental illness works both ways. They use a gun to commit crimes and then when they do, a gun will be used on them. that’s why all home owner should be allowed to have a gun. the newpaper in new york that gave the names and addresses of people that have guns needs to be scared. They started somethng and it’s showing how we all need a gun for protection. point proved.

    • http://crissa.twu.net/ Crissa

      So if he stole her gun, you’d be perfectly okay with that?