From CNN, I found this story out of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Here’s the condensed version. Female scumbag decides to stick up store. Extremely pregnant wife drills female scumbag while defending her family. Hooray and sundries of course, but I found it even more interesting in light of this post from Uncle the other day. The short version of the is that the Illinois
Gendarme State Police have a website which recommends various methods for females to use to defend themselves from attackers.
Use of a firearm to protect yourself or property is not recommended.
- Guns stolen from residences are a primary way of getting guns into the hands of criminals.
- Half of all the women that fire a gun trying to protect themselves shoot someone they do not want to, i.e. friend, neighbors, relatives, etc.
As said in several other blogs, I’d like to see the statistics that they used to justify those statements; which if I were a woman would find rather insulting. The general insinuation is of course that “girls can’t shoot”; I personally know several woman who prove otherwise. The section from the ISP goes on to recommend rat tail combs, hairbrushes, and even vomiting on your attacker (I’m not joking) as acceptable methods of defending yourself. That’s right, giving someone a face full of barf is preferred to a “belly full of lead”.
Back to the story in St. Paul, here’s an except from the article, and a quote from the husband who is also the owner of the store that was being robbed.
Khalil said his wife suffered minor injuries to her finger and is home recovering. The couple’s daughter was uninjured and is a little “scared” but OK, Khalil said. “My wife, she’s doing OK,” he said Sunday afternoon. “She’s just a little shaken up.”
“Just a little shaken up”. Not too bad, seeing as she scuffled with and ended up plugging another person. I wonder though how well she would have been able to defend herself and her family, considering her pregnant state, if she had been restricted to the use of a rat tail comb?