89 Year Old Shoots at Intruder
Citizens in Des Moines, Iowa were able to rest easy Wednesday after one of their own did her part in stopping an intruder from robbing her home Tuesday, April 20.
Beatrice Turner, 89, was greeted by a man she said was pounding on her front door. Turner told the man he had the wrong house and to remove himself from her property.
Instead, the would-be robber continued to beat on the wood door until he broke it down.
Instead of succumbing to a home invasion, robbery or worse, Turner grabbed a .22 caliber revolver. She warned the man, who used his fists and feet to break down the door, that she would shoot him if he went any farther.
When the intruder decided to enter Turner's house, she pointed the handgun and fired a single shot, sending the man reeling onto the front lawn, unharmed.
"I said, 'As long as you stay on the outside, I'm not gonna (shoot),"' Turner said. "'But, if you come on the inside, it's going to be me or you.'"
This is a disgrace. When will Americans ever wake up and realize that guns have no place in society? I for one am glade that with our sensible gun laws in the United Kingdom, this particular women would be put in prison for 5 years, as anyone who possesses a gun deserves (Although 10 years is more appropriate, as us and Mothers Against Guns have long campaigned for).
Here at The Gun Control Network, we firmly acknowledge the fact that guns have no purpose in society, and incidences like this should bring this fact home to anyone considering obtaining one.