Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Elderly Woman In Maine Chases Away Armed Intruder

Don't you just love that headline from June 16th? And the best's true. A 77 year old woman in Maine was told by her daughter that an armed intruder was in their home. The 77 year old woman, apparently no shrinking violet, got her own gun and chased off the armed male intruder. How cool is that?

It's pretty cool and I bring it up for a couple of reasons. First, the anti-Constitutional Rights (anti-gun) crowd including The Brady Campaign, ABC's 20/20, and many other anti-gun types do their best to deny that people can defend themselves with guns they have the Constitutional Right to own. In this case the armed intruder, a much younger male, was already in the home - calling 911 wasn't a good option. Further, it's unlikely that the elderly woman could physically beat the intruder even if she has taken the self-defense course at the community center. A gun was her best option. Second, this instance and many others show how idiotic some politicians are when it comes to guns. For instance, in Washington, D.C. they now (since DC v Heller) allow residents to buy pistols and keep them in their home but, they must be unloaded and disassembled or be unloaded and have a trigger lock in place at all times. Legislation has been proposed in some state legislatures that would mandate similar measures. Would the elderly woman in Maine have time to assemble and load her gun with an armed intruder in her home?

Unfortunately, your God-given right to defend your life is under assault by power hungry politicians who will try to convince you that disarming you is a good thing. Don't let people who want to rule you convince you can't defend yourself with a gun. If a 77 year old woman in Maine can do it you can too. Speak up and defend your right to self-defense.

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