I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if you are a woman you should learn how to shoot. Guns are the great equalizer. If you can ignore the righteous (wrongeous) fervor against firearms in the news, and have a small amount of spare cash, I would suggest purchasing one. Follow all licensing rules in your state and get as much training as you can. Take this story of a woman, only referred to as Donnie Herman’s wife. She shot a burglar five times in the face. And the guy tried to drive off:
As he dialed 911, his 37-year-old spouse, who works from home, collected the children and hid with them in a crawlspace adjoining her office. By that time, the intruder had forced his way into the three-story residence on Henderson Ridge Drive with a crowbar, authorities said. He allegedly rummaged through the home, eventually working his way up to the attic office.
“He opens the closet door and finds himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver,” said Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman, who relayed the woman’s narrative to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He asked that her name be withheld.
The woman fired six bullets, five of which hit Paul Ali Slater in the face and neck area, Chapman said. But Slater was still conscious.
“The guy’s face down, crying,” the sheriff said. The woman told him to stay down or she’d shoot again.
Slater, unaware that she had emptied her chamber, obliged as the mother and her children ran to a neighbor’s house.
The injured burglar eventually made it out of the home and into his car, driving away before deputies arrived on the scene. He didn’t get far.
MSN originally referred to our heroine as trigger happy, (or here, in the Yahoo cache, third story down) but have since taken that line out of the story. (You can still see commenters complaining about it to MSN in the comments.) Trigger-happy? Let’s put their wives in front of a “burglar” and see how they feel. Exact MSN line from the Yahoo cache: Atlanta mom, unnamed, took matters into her own trigger-happy hands on Friday when confronting an intruder. The unidentified woman shot a burglar five times. . .
Five of six shots placed, good job Donnie Herman’s wife.