Carmen Smith had never shot a gun before. She used her recently acquired firearm to drive off three home invaders. She did not hit any of the criminals, but the shots were enough to send them fleeing from the house. From newson6.com:
"He was coming towards me. You know, like he was going to do something to me, harm me, and I was going to get him before he got me," she said.A good sentiment. I hope that Carmen follows through. She has already demonstrated the most important ability necessary to surviving a criminal confrontation: the ability to accept the reality of what is happening, and to act on that information. In an encouraging trend, Smith said the police commended her actions.
The bullets didn't hit the burglars but got them out of her house.
The shots shattered a picture of Smith's family, left a hole in the front door and even hit the abandoned house across the street.
Smith said, "This was my first time ever shooting a gun, and I was scared."She doesn't want to hurt anyone, but she does want to go to the gun range to become a better shooter.
Smith said Tulsa Police are working to catch the burglars, and commended her for defending herself.
Guns are fairly simple mechanical devices. Mastering them can take decades. Learning enough to be useful? Minutes.
As a common meme proclaims: Handguns, the original point and click interface.
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