Unusual defensive gun use
Two pit bulls enter house thru a doggie door, maul a sleeping woman, who tries to shoot them (it's unclear whether she shot and missed or otherwise acted) and eventually escapes. Story here.
Hat tip to Don Kates.
This entry might be better called "Lack of Gun Familiarity Almost Kills Woman". Seems like the gun (which was kept for defense) was either unloaded, or she didn't release the safety. Details here.
Posted by: Ben_K at August 22, 2007 03:56 PM
by the news articles' description, sounds like the victim's neighbor may have been keeping fighting dogs. that sort of attack, and the described history of aggression, shouldn't be found in a pitbull unless it was trained in. the few animals born with it should have it trained out or be put down long before they gain reputations as aggressive dogs in their neighborhood.
normally when the media describes an aggressive dog as a "pit bull" i don't give it much credence, because any dog that bites a human these days is a "pit bull" on the front pages, but in this case they may just have been.
Posted by: Nomen Nescio at August 24, 2007 06:28 AM
A gun you don't know how to use, or isn't loaded, is rock to throw at your enemy...and I can't hit the broadside of a barn from inside with a rock!
Posted by: Doug in Colorado at August 24, 2007 10:32 AM