Pistol packin’ mom kills man trying to rob her son (video).

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A 23-year-old man was in the stairwell of his East Oak Lane apartment building with his girlfriend at about 9 p.m. when a 19-year-old man walked up to them, pistol-whipped the man and shot him in the leg while trying to rob him, according to police.

The victim’s 46-year-old mother heard the commotion from her upstairs apartment, grabbed her legally registered gun, went into the stairwell and shot the suspect, police say.

The 19-year-old robbery suspect died at the scene with one gunshot wound to the chest, according to authorities.

Source: Teresa Masterson for NBCPhiladelphia.

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  • Rod

    Amen to good ole mom for first of all having a legally registered firearm on hand and knowing how to use it and protecting her loved ones. I do not have a handgun yet, but will seriously consider the purchase of a handgun with training for my home and personal protection. I too believe in the 2nd Amendment Rights for which it stands.

  • Black

    Yay Ma’…one shot to center mass, one kill, no collateral damage, son gets some medical treatment and a steak dinner. Score= A+

    That saying “you never know who’s packin'” paid off for the GG’s this time. We need more guns in the hands of law abiding citizens so things like this happen more often… sprinkle this kind of justice about long enough and pretty soon the message will be clear to the BG’s… “YOU NEVER KNOW WHO’S PACKIN'”

  • Robert

    That’s why we have guns. What will you use against a gun wielding goon, your good looks !!?? I don’t think so. I bet other wannabees would think twice now !!! Good for her !!! Oh by the way she is agood shooter too !!!

  • DHouse316

    Amen! Punk got what he deserved.

  • I think the title should be reworded. It makes it sound as if she killed a criminal because he was “robbing” her son. Based on the article, she killed the criminal for physically assaulting her son with a deadly weapon.

    I am glad that she was able to provide the defense that her son needed. It is all too often heard that there is little to no evidence of law abiding citizens with guns preventing crime. Here is a good example of why law abiding citizens should be able to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Even the US Supreme Court agrees that the Second Amendment exists so that people can exercise their “natural right” to life and self-defense.