In Oklahoma, a woman shot and killed a man who broke into her home. She was on the phone for 21 minutes to the police dispatcher and no police arrived in that time. She had barricaded the door and listened while the man and his partner went from door to door to gain entry. As soon as he managed to get into her home with a 12" hunting knife she shot him in self-defense.
This story has finally hit the national stage (I read it on MArooned several days ago) and the talking heads from NYC, home of the most arcane and stringent (and non-functioning) gun laws in the country are just amazed that she would use deadly force to protect her baby boy. There are a couple of things that are bothering me and it's not the fact that she turned one home intruder into worm food.
One, the video from the national footage shows her holding her shotgun towards the camera. Two, she said that she wouldn't have killed the man if she hadn't had her baby there. The first one bothers me since the four rules are all but tattooed upon our foreheads in this household. The second one bothers me because she holds her own life in such low regard.
The first link to the story above also says that she thinks this man was stalking her and that two of her dogs had 'turned up dead' and that he'd been to the house before the home invasion. As JayG would say, one more dead goblin. And that's a good thing.
4 months ago