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An 85-year-old woman shows us why owning guns is a GOOD thing.

Just imagine what might have happened if she hadn't had a gun:

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.

The boy will be charged with attempted burglary and related offenses in juvenile court, Trooper Christian Lieberum said. He was not identified because of his age.

"It was exciting," Smith said. "I just hope I broke up the (burglary) ring because they have been hitting a lot of places around here."


Good thing she had a weapon in the house. If not, this boy could have done God knows what to her, and possibly been free to keep on going, burglarizing other houses.

This is why banning guns is a bad thing. Banning guns means that defenseless women like Leda Smith, and other law-abiding citizens, are able to defend themselves when someone breaks into their home. Criminals do not care if there is a ban on weapons, because they are criminals. They will still get weapons, and the only people who won't have them are the people who obey the law. Brilliant reasoning there. That boy could've easily overpowered Leda Smith, but with a gun, she was able to control what happened. Good for her.


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He just kept sayin... (Below threshold)
He just kept saying he didn't do it," Smith said.

Sounds like the little fart was half way in shock. I pray she saved his life as well as hers. But mostly, I'm glad she saved hers, God bless her.

He also probably realizes t... (Below threshold)
epador:

He also probably realizes that if she'd plugged him, she would have had no consequences.

He also probably r... (Below threshold)
He also probably realizes that if she'd plugged him, she would have had no consequences.

Not in the land of myrtha the traitor my friend. I lived next door in Jersey for a hitch back in the day. They'd hang her in the press and then hang a medal on mytha for doin' her in. PA is the land of the original lefty wack jobs. They're still mad Dhimmisota voted in the 1st radical son of islam before they could. Death reigns supreme in Philly and who do they hate? Is it the dems who created the environment for the whole mess? Nope, just W, and Haliburton, and Cheney, and "racists" and ever and ever anon.

By contrast, an old lady is... (Below threshold)

By contrast, an old lady is in court here in Oregon for shooting a neighbor from her front porch for no good reason. Not every elderly gun owner is safe. The neighbor will live by the way, but the bullet couldn't be removed by the doctors.

Awesome. Just awesome. I ho... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

Awesome. Just awesome. I hope I'm this awesome at 85. Good for her.

By contrast, an old lady is in court here in Oregon

How many Oregonians read here?!? That's three by my count, even if I'm a transplant.

By contrast, an old lad... (Below threshold)
DocJ:

By contrast, an old lady is in court here in Oregon for shooting a neighbor from her front porch for no good reason.

What relevance does this have to the issue of gun control, Mr. Hooson? Typical liberal non-sequitur response. The issue isn't whether all elderly gun owners have all their wits about them, it's whether law-abiding citizen's should be allowed to own and keep guns in the house to defend themselves against criminals. I suppose you think because a some senile elderly people each year hurt or kill some people while driving erratically, we should ban car ownership?

In my view, there simply... (Below threshold)

In my view, there simply is no untouchable constitutional right guaranteed by the Second Amendment to keep loaded handguns in the house in crime-ridden urban areas.

-Supreme Court Justice Breyer in his June 26, 2008 dissent.

In my view, there ... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
In my view, there simply is no untouchable constitutional right guaranteed by the Second Amendment to keep loaded handguns in the house in crime-ridden urban areas.

-Supreme Court Justice Breyer in his June 26, 2008 dissent.

No doubt in keeping with the idea that there simply is no untouchable constitutional right guaranteed by the First Amendment to free speech on college campuses.

It seems Justice Breyer thinks constitutional rights are dependent on a person's location within the U.S. Unfortunately that seems to be the case in reality even if it's not true within the law.

To add to the libtards mise... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

To add to the libtards misery she did it with what many of them would consider a "Saturday Night Special", a .22 revolver.

Hooson, STFU if you can't bring something relevant to the comments.

"You're a vacuous self absorbed assuming twit."

Boy, some people seem to be... (Below threshold)

Boy, some people seem to be upset that I chose to highlight how important this election is in terms of the Supreme Court by noting the bizarre views of the left on Constitutional law.

Wah.

Granny rocks! I think it's... (Below threshold)
Tammy:

Granny rocks! I think it's too cute that she made him dial 911 and turn himself in. I'd always thought that if I had to ever draw my weapon on a home intruder that I'd make him/her do the same thing. "P-p-please come get me before this person whose house I've broken into pops a cap in me!!"




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