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Chicks with Guns are Hot...And They Aren’t Victims
Posted by: Dale Franks on Monday, September 25, 2006

Mary Katharine Ham—who is quite a hottie herself—highlightsinstances of women using guns to defend themselves, and foil crimes.

I only have one criticism, and it arises from this example:
Charmaine Dunbar met a man on an early-morning walk, who threatened her with a rifle. She shot him twice in the stomach. It turned out he was suspected of six sexual assaults in her neighborhood and had intended her for his seventh victim.
The second time she saw the man, she was walking up Brushton Avenue around 5:35 a.m. She recognized his clothing. "Oh my God," she thought, "It's him."

She walked faster, unobtrusively getting her gun ready, but kept it under her sleeve. When they reached the top of steep Brushton Avenue, he was out of breath and stopped; she continued. She looked behind her once, and she saw him leaning over, pulling his rifle out from his pants.

Knowing she needed to fire before he was able to take aim, she steadied her gun and fired twice at his abdomen. He continued to lean over, apparently unaffected, and Dunbar thought, "Oh my God, my bullets didn't work."

Then he stood up, yelled, and fell over.
You don't fire a couple of shots, then pause to gauge the effect. You keep firing until your assailant no longer presents a threat.

Remember, wounded people shoot back.

Although, in this case, no harm was done by this training mistake.
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While I understand your criticism Dale, and even agree in principle, I won’t find fault with the woman in this case. She did everything correctly. She stayed aware of her surroundings, recognized the threat, readied herself for it and performed admirably when she had to employ lethal force. If I were to criticize her it would be for shooting him in the abdomen. I’d tell her that the shots would be better placed in the center of his chest. If she is quite proficient with her gun then two in the chest and one in the face/head would be ideal. "But shots to the head will almost certainly be lethal!" Yep. "But she’s only supposed to stop the threat!" He intended to shoot her, and a bullet to the head would stop the threat. It’s not’s life or death. All in all she did well and I am very proud of her actions as a law-abiding, empowered woman. This lady is a true feminist because she took accountability for herself and her safety.
Written By: Joab
You don’t fire a couple of shots, then pause to gauge the effect. You keep firing until your assailant no longer presents a threat.
That’s what I taught my wife: "You keep firing until the gun is empty or they are clearly dead". By "clearly dead" I mean brains and bone splattered on the wall behind them. Removes all the guess work.

And yes, it’s graphic and clearly not politically correct. But then if my wife is alive, I really don’t give a rip about all of that. As the old saying goes, I’d rather she was judged by 12 than carried by 6.
Written By: McQ
Rule 37: There is no "overkill". There is only "open fire" and "I need to reload." ~ Seven habits of Highly Effective Pirates.
Written By: unaha-closp
[yoda]There is no "overkill", only do.[/yoda]

Some sage opined that the #1 rule for a gunfight is to have a gun. All the states, including my own (Ohio) which passed concealed carry laws have seen crime reduced. This despite the claims that crime, particularly murder, would skyrocket.

Sometimes the truth hurts, but not as much as a well-placed bullet.
Written By: Joab
I think former TX U.S. Rep. Dick Armey captured the sentiment well:
Nominated for Quote of the Year is the statement made by Texas
Representative Dick Armey, who when asked: If you had been in
President Clinton’s place, would you have resigned?

He responded:
"If I were in the President’s place I would not have gotten a chance
to resign. I would be laying in a pool of my own blood, hearing Mrs.
Armey standing over me saying, ’How do I reload this *%@*& thing?’
Written By: MichaelW
Sorry, I’m not getting beyond the title...
Chicks with Guns are Hot
Well, duh.
Written By: Mark A. Flacy
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Sexual assault with a rifle? Truly perverted. Or was that the word their journalistic style book said to use? I must admit a little jealousy, however; at best, I can only muster an Uzi. *sigh*
Written By: timactual
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It must have been an assaoult rifle. Now I understand why people want to ban them.
Written By: timactual
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