Granny in SC stops home invaders with pistol.
It is all over the news so you can google it.
First off this is not either or for me. The outcome was that she was not hurt, so good for her. It seems two intruders were looking to rob her house and got to her bedroom door to open it only to be faced with a gun.
NOW here is where the NRA jackasses would go "see see see, guns do work"
Yea, SOMETIMES. However, be it a home invasion, or street gang violence, once you try to introduce a gun into a situation the risk of injury goes up dramatically. While it did work for this old lady, that is still the exception and not the rule. She was lucky that those guys were cowards. Two of them very easily could have rushed her, and knocked her down.
She got lucky in the fact that she audibly had time to prepare and position herself so that the shock of seeing the gun by the perps was enough. But that is NOT always the case. And someone hyped up on drugs or simply a Barny bad ass might have responded to her brandishing that gun with violence.
The fact that she did that does NOT make me want to go out and buy a gun. I simply think she got lucky.
And lucky for society her call to 911 go those two assholes arrested after they fled the house.
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