She had a Handgun

This story, reported by the news media, is almost too dramatic to be true.  A beauty queen contestant is accosted by an aggressive overpowering ex-convict.  She is doomed to experience extensive physical harm, possibly death, however she manages to get to her firearm and stop any further violence.  It’s ridiculous that she responded to a knock on the door at 3 AM however her subsequent actions, most probably, saved her life. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/03/22/armed-beauty-queen-fatally-shoots-intruder-florida-home-invasion/ 

This article will probably serve as a classic example repeated by pro-gun supporters over and over again:  “A 110 lb. beauty queen, overcome by a brute felon, defends her life with a pink .38 special”.

This kind of emotional script helps some people understand owing a gun is something worth considering;  but be mindful possessing a gun, and being effective with if, requires discipline, responsibility and practice.  She thought to take her weapon, under stressful circumstances and instinctively aim to place successful shots that stopped the threat.  Her familiarity with a firearm and training at the range was of utmost importance in preparing for this tragedy.

It’s unfortunate similar events happen on a frequent basis, involving ordinary people without reaching the headlines. This story got lots of publicity because she is a beauty queen with wealth and the villain was a long time felon but regardless; it illustrates why we should give serious thought to owning a firearm and continue to champion for our 2nd amendment rights.  Keep on packin dude.

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