Black People : Pistol Packin' Granny Nearly Guns down burglar

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Pistol packin' granny nearly guns down burglar

    By theGrio

    12:48 PM on 04/22/2010

    Beatrice Turner's Des Moines, Iowa house is getting a new door. The new one might just keep someone safe.

    Early Tuesday morning, Des Moines Police arrested a man outside Turner's east side home. His name is Nelson McAlpine and he might just be the luckiest man in Iowa. He walked up to Turner's house around 5:15 a.m.

    "This gentleman was just pounding on the door with both hands and I went to the front door and I peeked and I said 'You must have the wrong house'," Turner explained.

    Did he ever.

    While McAlpine started kicking in the door, Turner calmly went to her bedside table, took out her .22 caliber pistol, and returned to the front room to meet the intruder. When he wouldn't leave she opened fired.

    Her shot missed. The police arrived to arrest McAlpine and to reload Beatrice Turner's gun. The 89-year-old says she wasn't scared, and won't be now.

    "Long as they're on the outside, I won't bother you, but coming in, I was taught to defend myself," she said. WATCH VIDEO

    The Real Madea!!! :SuN049:
     
  2. Ankhur

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    And we should teach our young women at apropriate age so they will be prepared to act accordingly at an advanced age.
     
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    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What do you consider an appropriate age?
     
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    They should be taught to shoot when they are old enough to handle the recoil. Then when they are old enough to understand why they were taught to defend themselves and act responsibly, continue from there. but they need to be taught to shoot straighter than Beatrice.
    guy was lucky the article says she traded in a shotgun for the pistol 30 years ago, with a shotgun she would not have missed.
     
  5. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Still didn't answer my question

    Uh huh...

    And old enough is?
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It depends on the size and strength of the adolescent
     
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    bientempo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Again my problem with the language, how about

    large enough to handle the recoil. Does not have to be an adolescent but able to realize the severity.
     
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