You’re a mom on an evening walk with your 6-year-old son and you are suddenly approached “aggressively” by a man who exposes himself and then suggests that you stand there and watch what’s next, so what do you do?
In Longview, a Clark County community near Vancouver along the I-5 corridor, you reach into your pocket, pull out your Ruger .380 ACP semiautomatic, and tell the fellow rather bluntly, “You need to leave or I’ll shoot you. I’m going to blow your brains out.”
The fellow left, with the woman’s Norwegian Behund Hound hot on his heels. According to the Longview Daily News, the unidentified woman hadn’t carried her gun in the past to the park, but this time around she brought it along because it was foggy and dark, and she “just had a feeling.”
KVI’s John Carlson had quite a chat about this incident Friday morning with Portland’s Lars Larson, the syndicated conservative talk host who has latched onto this story due to its proximity. The incident happened at Lake Sacajawea near the Martin Dock, and the sleazebag who apparently did this may just be a known sex offender.
The Ruger LCP is a marvelous little pistol, introduced a few years ago to a very receptive public. It was unveiled at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas and before the show was finished, a Ruger official tipped me off that retail orders had been placed for literally every one of the little pistols the company could manufacture that year.
Ken Jorgensen, the company’s veteran public relations go-to guy, confirmed to Examiner that the LCP “has been one of the most popular models ever introduced by Ruger.” It is flat, compact, lightweight and small enough to comfortably fit the hands of most women, who just happen to be the fastest-growing segment of the gun-owning public.