89 year old lady fires in self-defense
Story here. She had a .22, went for a headshot, missed, but the thug for some reason decided to depart. I guess he figured the odds were good for him against an 89 year old, but not so good for him against an 89 year old and a pistol.
Via Fear and Loading.
As a well-known Chicago community organizer once observed, "You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone." Glad to see that it worked for her.
Posted by: Ken at April 25, 2010 10:23 PM
She admits that she doesn't know how to use the gun, and had to have the police reload it for her. Good on her for using it, but I'm not so keen on folks using guns without knowing how to do so (and VERY surprised the police reloaded it for her).
Posted by: James at April 25, 2010 11:26 PM
She knew how to use it enough to do what she needed to do with it. Nice to have proof that even a .22 in the hand of an 89-year-old woman who is a bad shot is better than a cell phone and 911.
Posted by: Alice at April 26, 2010 06:00 AM