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There are two types of people who carry concealed weapons...Responsible ones and Irresponsible ones...which are you...
Grandma's packing a .357 mag. Gotta love that.
Good for her, but I just have to say the following. It's a pet peeve of mine.
Why do the media make an issue of age when a person is elderly and uses a gun in self defense?
I don't get it.
Just because you're old doesn't mean you're helpless. Nor is exercising a natural right extraordinary for an elderly person.
Seems like people think it's novel when an elderly person fights back, when, if fact, the older person has probably been though a lot more than many of the people doing the reporting, and is probably mentally tougher.
"Oh, a sweet little old lady helped herself. How divinely cute...."
Makes me want to figuratively slap the reporter silly.
-PEF, a Framer with a Steelie...
1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
...the media...that about covers it...
...she needs to work on her trigger squeeze...she's pullin' to the right...
These three paragraphs make this story just precious!
Nothing like a gun-packing, swearing old granny to put a little bit of respect in a person.Cooper said she is amazed by the anger in her voice — and the curse word she let fly — after she fired the shot.
"I am a Christian woman and I'm very proud of it and I don't curse, but after I shot, rage took hold and I just blasted away," she said. "And, in fact, afterwards my husband said, 'I've never heard you talk like that!'"
The stunned intruder apologized to Cooper after she fired, she recalled, telling her, "I'm sorry, ma'am. I'm leaving. Please don't shoot."
What a dirtbag. Sounds like she came within inches of saving the taxpayers a lot of money.Perez had a rap sheet that included other burglary and narcotics charges and was on parole and staying at a halfway house not far from the Coopers' address,...
Vietnam Vets, WELCOME HOME
Crossman 760 BB/Pellet, Daisy Red Ryder, Crossman Wrist Rocket, 14 Steak Knives, 3 Fillet Knives, Rolling Pin-14", Various Hunting Knives, 2 Baseball Bats, 3 Big Dogs and a big American Flag flying in the yard. I have no firearms; Try the next house.
If she lived anywhere in my region i would invite her to the range for practice.
I don't always have nothing to say, but when I do, I post it on Facebook.
Normally crooks don't try to break into houses that have large dogs, it is often a loosing proposition.
I'm glad that she was able to defend herself. Thats is exactly why we have guns. Good for her
Stop whining and go make a difference!
If you think that I may be talking to you, then I am.
Glad to hear that young lady and her husband are OK. That BG sure did get lucky..
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