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Old 01-06-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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Dagnabbit!! Should've known it was too good to believe.

 
Old 01-06-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Whatever, it should put a scare to those cowards as what could happen. As a conceal carry I'm aware of my surroundings and I avoid areas that doesn't look right and that includes crowds.

I'm 63 and probably an easy mark for them. Be too bad they find out the hard way when they receive the hot .40 hollow points.
 
Old 01-06-2014, 11:36 PM
 
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Whatever, it should put a scare to those cowards as what could happen. As a conceal carry I'm aware of my surroundings and I avoid areas that doesn't look right and that includes crowds.

I'm 63 and probably an easy mark for them. Be too bad they find out the hard way when they receive the hot .40 hollow points.
I'm not an easy target, either. Too big and healthy-looking. Nevertheless, I'm always ready. Waiting. Lawyer on speed dial. Still waiting . . .
 
Old 01-07-2014, 06:54 AM
 
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The story was unbelievable and turned out to be false.

snopes.com: 93-Year-Old Grandma Kills 'Knockout Game' Thug

I am actually not sure how a gun would protect this woman. If she were knocked out, at her age she could have been killed (even if she were younger, she could have been killed). Worse, the suspect could have gotten her gun and could have shot her with it.

On the other hand, if the lad saw the attackers before hand, and decided to pull the trigger on the assumption that she will be knocked out, wouldn't she be committing murder?

I just don't see how a gun helps in these situations. I'm not anti-gun by any means, but I don't see how it can be helpful in the knockout assaults, where the victim often never sees the punch coming.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Well, it's natural for anti-Second Amendment folks to say this story is false. Nobody has proven the falsehood of this story.

Regardless of what the truth is, having a weapon will definitely reduce my chances, if not eliminate them, of being a victim of a crime.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Nobody has proven the falsehood of this story.
Actually...
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Itís interesting to note that a St. Louis police detective named, Paul Horner, appears in the in the phony story. The St. Louis Police Department says it has no record of a Gladis Bennett as a crime victim and the department says it has no employees by the name of Paul Horner.
Here's a page with a post from September which uses the same image:
The Old Reader

Here's a page in Arabic that's apparently showcasing old American ladies with guns - same pic:
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Another in Greek:
Ľ kazani.gr

Blog post from 2011 using the same pic:
Stop or Grandma Will Shoot | Wicked Report

Apparently the same woman is both 93 (current story) and 72 (this story):
*VIDEO* Gunslinging granny, 72, shoots at intruder | The Libertarian Republic

Sorry, Mike, but it's definitely a hoax. I thought that I'd seen that pic before, and I have.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 09:52 AM
 
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Well, it's natural for anti-Second Amendment folks to say this story is false. Nobody has proven the falsehood of this story.

Regardless of what the truth is, having a weapon will definitely reduce my chances, if not eliminate them, of being a victim of a crime.
I've given Thousands of dollars in California and Nationally since the 1980's to RKBA legal and political causes.

THIS is a FALSE story and is not needed in our fight for 2nd ammendment rights in this country.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 11:38 AM
 
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Regardless of what the truth is, having a weapon will definitely reduce my chances, if not eliminate them, of being a victim of a crime.
If this lets you sleep better at night, then go ahead and keep telling this to yourself. Do you think criminals like to announce their intentions?
 
Old 01-07-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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True, only situation awareness reduces your chances. A gun is secondary.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 01:00 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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I've given Thousands of dollars in California and Nationally since the 1980's to RKBA legal and political causes.

THIS is a FALSE story and is not needed in our fight for 2nd ammendment rights in this country.
I know that you are one of my few fellow Second Amendment absolutists on this forum and I almost always agree with you. But I firmly believe that inspiring tales need not be true; they just need to motivate. I'm sure that somewhere out there lives an aged lady who did kill a miscreant and who is unknown. Perhaps she lived where she dared not report it; perhaps she simply didn't wish to inconvenience herself.

Maybe the article encouraged another elderly lady or not so elderly lady to arm herself; maybe it encouraged a man or boy to stop walking the road of fear. The message of the story is true. Having a gun makes the physically weakest person stronger than the most physically powerful thug. Colt once promulgated a rather clever little couplet:

Whoever the foe, no matter the size,
Call on me; I will equalize.
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