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Saturday, November 12, 2005

GRANDMA'S GOT A GUN...

And she ain't afraid to use it. The best quote from the whole article, after the bang the intruder said: "Ow, you shot me!'' Priceless. Someone give the woman a medal.
A 66-year-old grandmother shot an intruder in her north Arlington home early Wednesday as he grabbed for her gun, she told police.

Susan Gaylord Buxton said the training she received to earn her concealed-handgun permit saved her life.

"If I didn't have a gun to protect myself, I probably wouldn't be here," she said.

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When she yanked open the door of her front closet and pulled a coat away, she saw the face of a man, who motioned for her to be quiet, the woman said.

He then "jumped out of there like a jack-in-a-box,'' she said.

She told him to get on the floor or she'd shoot. He fumbled with the front door with one hand and reached for the gun with the other, Buxton said.

She then fired her revolver, which was loaded with hollow-point bullets, she said.

Buxton said she could have killed the man because her concealed-carry instructors taught her to aim for the torso. But she said she aimed for his leg. He was hit in the upper leg, police said.

"He said, 'Ow, you shot me!''' Buxton said.
Good for her! I'm glad she's still here. Too bad the criminal is. I'm not sure I would have been as nice as she was to an intruder who was in my house trying to grab my gun. As far as I'm concerned, a bullet between the eyes is cheaper and less time consuming than a trial and incarceration. Best of all, there's no parole.

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