I didn't know if she had a weapon or not, but I'd heard reports of here waving around a pistol in the past, so I knew she did own a weapon.
You didn't know for a fact that she had a gun. You only heard 'reports' she did. You admit during the confrontation a weapon was never displayed. You don't pull a gun on someone because they may have a gun.
She is in bad health, but I was VERY suprised at her rage: she was moving fast and was a lot stonger than I believed her to be. I've never seen a person so enraged and hell-bent. I knew that drawing the gun was the only way to make her stop.
That's my point...don't pull a gun as a deterrent to make someone stop yelling. If you pull it, better be prepared to use it. Against an un-armed fat/sick lady with diabetes? Tell that to the jury.
As to having to shoot her; I'd made up my mind to only do that if a weapon appeared. In the meantime I was ready to clock her in the mouth with the pistol if she kept coming.
The cop who did the report was sorry that she didn't enter so I could have shot her. I know that sounds awful, but it shows what a menace to society as well as to the police force she is. In court, the ENTIRE police force testified on my behalf against her.
She didn't enter? You said she "invaded your home". Had she entered you would have shot her? Unarmed,broad daylight knowing she was your neighbor?
Bottom line - the whole incident still bothers me and I don't know why she wanted to get inside and what she would have done. I've gone over it a 1,000 times in my head and I know that what I did was the right thing and the ONLY thing that stopped her.
Next time just walk away and close the door. That is much easier than going to court/jail.