This is a discussion on Good: NEVER GIVE UP! within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; This 50 year old woman wasn't "going like this" and fought on against an armed home invader.. The gun went off... The invader was critically ...
This 50 year old woman wasn't "going like this" and fought on against an armed home invader.. The gun went off... The invader was critically wounded. No permanent injuries to the homeowner.
Even the untrained, unarmed, can prevail... With a "never say die" attitude...
Good on her...
Story here: http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1177585
Sorry, it's a mobile link...
It could be worse!
"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
--Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney
Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
I'm amused that the source is the NY Daily News, where lots of folks can only dream about owning a defensive weapon.
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Bravo Zulu !
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
"Sometimes when you're making gumbo, people just show up.", Leah Chase
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
If the critically-injured idiot expires, hopefully that state's statutes will allow charging each of the remaining robbers with murder. One can only hope.
Kudos to the citizen for surviving it. Whatever it takes.
Mindset is everything. Good for her.
Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but I read that he had the gun in his hand and started assaulting her. It says at that time she kicked him just right because the gun went off and struck him in the head. I did not read where she disarmed him.
I can only speculate that she kick him in the Crown Jewels as he rared back to strike her with the gun and her timing was impeccable.
Can't get any more Clint Eastwood / Hollywood than that!
Sometime you just can't beat DUMB LUCK!
Bravo her for even trying. And Hooray for her timing!!
What have you done to prepare for the end of civilization as we know it?
A woman's got to do what a woman's got to do. Glad it worked out for her.
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Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
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