GUNS: Protecting old women … a suitable gun!

http://www.keywestlou.com/2011/11/jean-thornton-key-west-golden-girl.html

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Erica and Herschel are heading up to Tampa this morning. Someone tried to rob Erica’s Mother. In her home. Mother got beat up pretty badly. In the hospital with some broken bones. They expect her to remain hospitalized for two weeks.

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Erica’s mother is a very lucky woman.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/south-carolina-sheriff-encourages-women-to-obtain-concealed-weapons-permits-carry-guns/2011/11/01/gIQAfmPxbM_story.html

South Carolina sheriff encourages women to obtain concealed weapons permits, carry guns
By Associated Press, Published: November 1

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff is urging women to get concealed weapons permits and carry guns to protect themselves.

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“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

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“So if a Bravo Golf was to try and rape your sister, you’d kill to stop him; right?” “Yes, Miss Marie.” “If someone was going to kill any of your Classmates, what then?” “I’d do what needs doing.” “Yes, we women do. Did you know John’s paternal grandmother traveled the Oregon Trail, bore 13 children, and fought Indians and Outlaws? She’s in her 90’s now. I’ve read her letters. Women can kill when it’s needed. We may not be as physically strong as men, but who seems to get to change all the diapers?” — character “Marie” answering a question in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 262

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Now, I’m not sure that a 45 is a good choice for old women. Although my Great Aunt slept with one under her pillow for most of her adult life. In her old age, she rubber-banded the grip safety because her arthritis made it hard to squeeze the grip, but not to pull the trigger. On the range with it, she was all over the target. But who in their right mind would want to be down range from a scared crazy lady with a “fire hose spewing lead”. The Range Officer’s instruction to her was “Now, Dear, you just keep pulling the trigger until it locks open. The bad guy might have to reload it or beat you to death with it, but ammo is cheap compared to your life. Personally, I doubt you’ll have any trouble.” And, I heard him say it and I agree with him. Only a nut would mess with her. It was funny to see her do a Cooper stance resting on her cane. Would certainly scare the <synonym for excrement> out of me.

While I defer to the Sheriff’s sound advice, I’d recommend a 380 aka pocket rocket as easier to handle and just as scary.

Of course, if one is going for scary, nothing is as distinctive as the ratchet sound of loading a shotgun. Assuming the elder lady has the arm strength, that’s even more “impressive”. No aim needed and it usually stops at walls to prevent accidents.

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“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” — Robert A. Heinlein

Very polite and very very safe.

I have George and Martha to keep me company; a matched identical pair of Colt M1911 45s. A great “show stopper”.

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One Response to GUNS: Protecting old women … a suitable gun!

  1. Senior Driver & A Kansas State Trooper.

    I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding on U.S. 166 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just East of Sedan, KS .

    I asked for her driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.

    The lady took out the required information and handed it to me. In with the cards I was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age) to see she had a conceal carry permit.

    I looked at her and ask if she had a weapon in her possession at this time.
    She responded that she indeed had .45 automatic in her glove box.

    Something, body language, or the way she said it made me want to ask if
    she had any other firearms.

    She did admit to also having a 9mm Glock in her center console.

    Now I had to ask one more time if that was all, she responded once again
    She did have just one more, a .38 special in her purse.

    I then asked her what was she so afraid of?

    She looked me right in the eye and said, “Not a thing!”

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