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Police in Lowell say a man who demanded money for shoveling the driveway of an elderly couple who hadn't asked him to do so was chased away when the 79-year-old woman answered her door holding a gun.
If she had of been unarmed he most likely wouldn't shoot, too much noise and ruin his scam.
If she had the gun by her side, he would have instantly seen it and fired.
Well you know...... what everyone is missing is that she didn't have to answer the door a second time. she could have ignored it and called the police.
The 'Don't tread on me' attitude comes through and everyone is a law-maker.
What on earth makes you say this woman is a "law-maker'?
It seems to me that the very fact that the authorities investigated the incident and said she did no wrong would sink to you. Why should she wait minutes or hours for the police to show up when she can defend herself in seconds with a weapon? At least this thug was smart enough to know not to bring a snow shovel to a gunfight!
If you want to be scared of guns, that's fine by me. If you want to depend on the authorities to show up in a timely manner to rescue you from thugs intent on harming you, that's just dandy by me. But don't hold me to your belief system. Mine has served me well as have my guns. There is a distinct possibility that I would be a widow today had I not appeared on my front porch, much as this lady did, with a weapon in my hand. I never pointed it---the mere appearance of it made the bad guys flee. And yes, I did call the cops---prior to showing my weapon---and yes, they did arrive 25 minutes after the incident was concluded. But they did apprehend the bad guys because they were only a few miles down the road attempting the same stuff with the same results at a neighbor's home. At sentencing the judge told them they should be extremely thankful to be facing prison rather than the local cemetery.
edit on 19-2-2014 by diggindirt because: confusion
reply to post by Raivan31
Being a world away, I can understand you not understanding the first-hand knowledge I have of the police response in this city. IF they called and waited and IF the man decided to break into the house, then someone would likely be DEAD in your scenario. Explain to me how that scenario is better than the ACTUAL outcome here?
Or is it that for you, it is best that nobody is able to defend themselves and are 100% dependent upon the government to do everything for you, even wiping your soft butt?
edit on 2/19/2014 by Krakatoa because: Fixed spelling and other fat-finger errors