Thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove for the Rule Five links!
Chalk up another one for a Good Guy (Gal, technically) With A Gun. Excerpt:
Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Anthony Thompson told local media that James Dority, 39, of St. Pauls, was discovered by deputies after a call about 6:40 p.m. last Friday in reference to a person being shot.
Authorities say that Dority had been shot five times with a .22-caliber handgun by an unidentified 68-year-old woman after she arrived home to find the man hiding in her storage building and he lunged at her in “an aggressive manner” when confronted.
Personally I’d recommend something a little more substantial than a .22, but a hit with a .22 is better than a miss with a .45, and it’s important to use a handgun you can shoot accurately; since this was a 68-year old lady, she may have chosen properly after all.
And, when push came to shove, she sure got the job done.
If, as I suspect, some of your True Believers grew up in a rural/semi-rural environment as I did, you’ll probably have similar memories that home invasions and occupied-structure burglaries almost never happened. Why? Because in Allamakee County Iowa, at least, one of the surest way to end up shot would be to kick someone’s front door in when they’re at home.
That’s as it should be, frankly. The criminals, not law-abiding citizens, should be the ones fearing for their safety.