Scissors, Rock, Colt .45: Woman Beats Armed Burglar – the Left is Unimpressed
When it comes to understanding some pretty basic facts about life, the left seems especially impaired. For example, men are on average larger, stronger, and more aggressive than women. It’s unfortunate, but some men will take advantage of these facts to harm women.
These simple facts mean women need to be protected. It’s a simple matter of the survival of the species and really does not need to be questioned. Most men are more than eager to protect women- particularly those who are closest to them.
But in the modern age, there are a number of complications that make it necessary for women to be armed. This is what we call women’s empowerment.
Statistics show that the vast majority of gun deaths in this country are the deaths of would be violent perps being shot in the act of committing a crime. What that tells you is guns are very effective for lawful and rightful self-defense.
There are a lot of things we like about guns. But there’s probably nothing we like more than to hear stories about good people using guns to stop evil people from doing evil things. Warm barrels, warm hearts.
Considering how many violent films come out of Hollywood, we would expect anyone- no matter what their political leanings- to celebrate when an innocent woman successfully defends herself from a violent criminal using a gun.
But that is not what we see. We see so-called feminists complaining that she shouldn’t need the gun. They say the man should have been taught not to offend. They say that recommending gun ownership for women is victim blaming.
They are wrong, of course. Arming law-abiding women is not victim blaming. It’s victimization prevention.
Recently, an Oklahoma woman had her home broken into by another woman carrying a hammer and a gun. It happened in the morning- an unusual time of day for this type of crime. The homeowner, Lori Graham, told police, “At that moment, you never really know what you’ll do. You don’t know if you will have what it takes … and I’m grateful that I did.”
Graham heard a window being broken. She accessed her handgun and dialed 911. When she found the source of the noise, she was confronted by an intruder who was better armed than her and who apparently intended to do her harm. She shot the intruder several times before the intruder fled, shouting “I’ll be back and I’ll kill you if I have to.”
Local police had trouble locating the attacker, but the intruder was eventually apprehended in Missouri and extradited to Tulsa, OK. Investigators said the intruder said her motivation was the recovery of property the intruder believed they had a right to.
Detectives told a local news crew, “The crime was the result of a recent transfer of property; in which the suspect located the victim’s address. It is believed the suspect may have accessed the residence to retrieve the property.”
Further investigation reveals that the stated motivation was likely just a cover story. Graham did not have any recently acquired property that had not been obtained from an ordinary retailer. In addition to this, there is no known relationship between the two women who live in different states.
While police continue their investigation, there remains an aura of silence around this case. The shooting was reported only briefly by a small local media outlet. Thankfully it was picked up by online news outlet The Blaze due to its political significance. They are one of a number of conservative news outlets that try to make up for the liberal media’s intense bias for reporting instances where police shoot black men or where a white person commits a mass shooting.
While this type of shooting is unusual, it is not as unusual as you would think. You’ve probably never heard of such a case, but women commit about 11% of all murders. In a violent confrontation, women are more likely to use lethal force since they have fewer nonlethal options. This has been shown in studies of female police officers in contrast to male officers.
So, while the use of guns in crime by women is significantly less frequent- it is not so rare that you should have never heard of it before. There is no reason to think it does not or can not happen.
Of course, this story has one more handicap. It shows a successful and non-lethal use of a gun in self-defense. But if the invader had shot and killed Graham- chances are much better than you would be hearing about it on CNN.
~ National Gun Network