SAPD: Gun-toting granny sends burglar running
SAN ANTONIO -- A burglary suspect on the city's east side learned that even little old ladies may be packing heat.He broke into her house, she took a shot at him. Realizing that an 89 year old woman was no match for a young intruder, she availed herself of Samuel Colt's great Equalizer. End result: One safe 89 year old woman.
San Antonio police said an 89-year-old woman woke early Thursday morning to somebody attempting to break through the front door of her home in the 400 block of Como. Startled, she quickly fetched her .38 caliber.
And in the Volksrepublik:
BU graduate student found shot to death in Allston
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A Boston University graduate student was killed in an apparent shooting shortly after midnight in Allston on Thursday.Yep. In Massachusetts, the place where "you're more likely to live here" because of the stringent gun laws, someone was able to shoot a young co-ed to death in one of the "good" towns. No reason to place bets on whether or not the student could have been armed; even if they could have gotten a rarer-than-hen's-teeth gun permit in a Boston 'burb, it is excruciatingly unlikely that permit would have allowed her to carry a firearm for self-defense.
Police said the student was shot twice. No one has been arrested.
To recap: In America, the old ladies have guns and shoot at bad guys. In Occupied Territory, the good people cower while those who break the laws prey on them at will. I greatly prefer how things happen in Texas. Prohibiting good people from owning and carrying the best tools for self-defense doesn't stop criminals. It never has, it never will. All gun laws do is to make sure that good people - the people that obey the laws anyways - have a hard time acquiring the best tools for self defense. It doesn't stop criminals one whit.
It's time we were more like Texas.
That is all.