Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Brave 85 Year-old Lady

POINT MARION, Pa. (AP) — An 85-year-old woman boldly went for her gun and busted a would-be burglar inside her home, then forced him to call police while she kept him in her sights, police said.

“I just walked right on past him to the bedroom and got my gun,” Leda Smith said.

Smith heard someone break into her home Monday afternoon and grabbed the .22-caliber revolver she had been keeping by her bed since a neighbor’s home was burglarized a few weeks ago.

“I said ‘What are you doing in my house?’ He just kept saying he didn’t do it,” Smith said.

After the 17-year-old boy called 911, Smith kept holding the gun on him until state police arrived at her home in Springhill Township, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Good thing this brave lady didn’t live in Washington, DC and that this didn’t happen last year, or one of two things would have happened: Either she would have been robbed and perhaps assaulted or killed, or she would have been charged for breaking one of DC’s unconstitutional laws prohibiting handgun ownership, or requiring that they be kept unloaded.

If gun control advocates had their way, every state and municipality would be just like DC. Thankfully there are still federal courts that understand the plain language of the U.S. Constitution, like the DC Court of Appeals.

Thanks to Texas Fred for this one.

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