Wednesday, August 20, 2008

85 Years Old, But Spunky Not Frail, And Armed Too

Maybe Barack Obama, and the rest of the anti-gun left, could learn a thing or two, from Leda Smith, about why people in the USA cling to keep guns. She reportedly is an 85 year old lady who lives in Springhill Township, PA. She is also a gun owner. Recently she started to keep a .22 Revolver into her nightstand. Why? Well probably because she was afraid. I suppose, that since the neighborhood had been recently subjected to a rash of burglaries, she was worried she might become the next victim of a burglary. Heck maybe she was worried about worse. Whatever the reason - she had a gun when she needed it, and she apparently was willing to use it when a 17 year old burglar broke into her place this past Sunday afternoon.

Upon realizing an apparent intruder was in her home, she sprang into action. She walked passed the burglar, into her bedroom, took out the revolver, and went back to him and asked:

"What are you doing in my house".

To this the dirtbag alleged young hoodlum who was in her house had only one rather weak reply:

"I didn't do it".

Caught with his hand in the cookie jar, so to speak, by a woman old enough to be his great-grandmother (indeed she eportedly is a great-grandmother), and all he could say was I didn't do it. Well, that was not quite all he could say. You see, good old Leda Smith is definitely not a dummy. She was not about to give a bad guy a chance to over power her by doing something silly like trying to hold him at bay while at the same time dialing 911 to call for help. So what did she do? She had the supposed inept burglar make the call while she held him at gun point. Folks, I can not even imagine the look of the 911 dispatcher's face when the realization of who was placing the call set in. I am guessing that there must have been a wide grin there. My bet is that the state police who responded to the call also had astonished grins on their faces. It is not every day that a potential victim makes their job all that much the easier. I also bet that the 17 year old intruder did not have a grin on his face as Leda Smith, gun in hand, ordered him onto the floor and to spread eagle. That is how the police found them when they arrived, she still gun in hand, he still on the floor eating carpet.

Would Miss Smith have shot the alleged young thug? Who can tell. My bet though is that yes she would have if it would have been necessary to protect herself. I mean just look at what else she said:

"Dial 911 and don't attempt to throw the phone at me, or do anything bad or I'll just shoot you,"

She sure seemed determined. She had another thing to say, apparently when it was all over:

"It was exciting," Smith said. "I just hope I broke up the (burglary) ring because they have been hitting a lot of places around here."

So do you think that Mr. Obama would be able to learn anything from this? Nah, I suppose not because he will just tow the leftist line on guns. Yet, that does not mater. What maters is if you learned anything from this. Me, I learned something. I am going to keep on clinging to my guns well into my eighties just like Leda Smith if I can, and if I am lucky enough to live that long. What a wonderfully inspirational woman she should be to us all. That my friends was one heck of a refreshing couple of stories to have read this morning, a great video to watch (see below for the links), and Leda Smith one heck of a hero who put a grin on my face.

All the best,
Glenn B


REFERENCES:

The Video:
http://mfile.akamai.com/12919/wmv/vod.ibsys.com/2008/0818/17225193.200k.asx

and The Articles:

http://www.wpxi.com/news/17223812/detail.html

http://mfile.akamai.com/12919/wmv/vod.ibsys.com/2008/0818/17225193.200k.asx

2 comments:

Pen of Jen said...

Can't undo the great day that the dispatcher had can ya???

Excellent story and a real hero in my book. She is who I hope to be like when in my 80's!
Jennifer

Jungle Mom said...

WOW! I want to BE her!
We are not allowed to own guns here as immigrants, but no one said anything about poisonous arrow blow guns which happen to look like souvenirs;)