Comments on: Grandma With Gun Halts Store Robbery http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/grandma-with-gun-halts-store-robbery/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:59:59 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: ChuckW http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/grandma-with-gun-halts-store-robbery/#comment-10128120 ChuckW Sat, 19 Jan 2013 06:38:15 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=464950#comment-10128120 How dare this Grandma! She is the worst kind of criminal there is. She should have shown the bad guy a piece of paper with Obama's proposed laws instead. The bad guy would have been impressed and just given up then. Now maybe we should make an example of her and toss grandma jail for life. She is the worst kind of example there is. How dare this Grandma! She is the worst kind of criminal there is. She should have shown the bad guy a piece of paper with Obama’s proposed laws instead. The bad guy would have been impressed and just given up then. Now maybe we should make an example of her and toss grandma jail for life. She is the worst kind of example there is.

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By: MadGuy1961 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/grandma-with-gun-halts-store-robbery/#comment-10123189 MadGuy1961 Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:47:30 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=464950#comment-10123189 Two points here: 1) what's the difference between a Glock handgun with a 14-round magazine and a SKS with a 10-round magazine? The Glock has 4 more rounds. Does that make it an assault weapon? If so, then 90% of the police carry assault weapons on their hip on the job. 2) I'm inclined to agree with those who say they would have shot him anyway. Now that he got away he may try to rob somebody else. This time he may kill them. Stupid idea to let him get away, isn't it? It's time you bleeding-heart liberals wake up to reality. When these jerks break into your home and threaten your family, you'll be wishing you had a gun because Obama won't be standing there to protect your family. Two points here:
1) what’s the difference between a Glock handgun with a 14-round magazine and a SKS with a 10-round magazine? The Glock has 4 more rounds. Does that make it an assault weapon? If so, then 90% of the police carry assault weapons on their hip on the job.

2) I’m inclined to agree with those who say they would have shot him anyway. Now that he got away he may try to rob somebody else. This time he may kill them. Stupid idea to let him get away, isn’t it?

It’s time you bleeding-heart liberals wake up to reality. When these jerks break into your home and threaten your family, you’ll be wishing you had a gun because Obama won’t be standing there to protect your family.

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By: steve http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/grandma-with-gun-halts-store-robbery/#comment-10113621 steve Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:33:53 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=464950#comment-10113621 Now what doe she do next, bring an assult weapon, so she wd need a rocket launcher, then he wd need a tank then she wd need to get a couple of drones... where does it end? Im allfor common sense gun ownership. Background checks for all, maybe even a practical exam on how to look after your weapon and checks on where it is stored etc. All good gun owners would agree with me im sure? Now what doe she do next, bring an assult weapon, so she wd need a rocket launcher, then he wd need a tank then she wd need to get a couple of drones… where does it end? Im allfor common sense gun ownership. Background checks for all, maybe even a practical exam on how to look after your weapon and checks on where it is stored etc. All good gun owners would agree with me im sure?

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By: Casey White http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/grandma-with-gun-halts-store-robbery/#comment-10083602 Casey White Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:40:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=464950#comment-10083602 she should have let go of the regester and grabbed her gun. The money in the cash drawer is not worth her life. But this is just another instance where a gun may have saved a life... Good Job regardless. she should have let go of the regester and grabbed her gun. The money in the cash drawer is not worth her life. But this is just another instance where a gun may have saved a life… Good Job regardless.

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By: maymay http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/grandma-with-gun-halts-store-robbery/#comment-10068104 maymay Sat, 12 Jan 2013 20:11:03 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=464950#comment-10068104 now that the knife wielding intruder knows the owners have a gun, they will bring a gun to the next attempted theft and you will read about one or two dead people the next time--probably one will be the owner. gun control debates are NOT about taking everyone's guns away, but keeping access to high powered weapons out of the hands of those who would be a danger to the public. weapons that are high powered and a high volume of bullets are like defining weapons of mass destruction. we own a number of hand guns in my home and conceal permits, but i don't feel threatened enough to go out and buy an "assault" weapon with 30-50 rounds unless perhaps I lived in Liberia or some country in the throes of civil war. now that the knife wielding intruder knows the owners have a gun, they will bring a gun to the next attempted theft and you will read about one or two dead people the next time–probably one will be the owner. gun control debates are NOT about taking everyone’s guns away, but keeping access to high powered weapons out of the hands of those who would be a danger to the public. weapons that are high powered and a high volume of bullets are like defining weapons of mass destruction. we own a number of hand guns in my home and conceal permits, but i don’t feel threatened enough to go out and buy an “assault” weapon with 30-50 rounds unless perhaps I lived in Liberia or some country in the throes of civil war.

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By: Not Chicken Little http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/grandma-with-gun-halts-store-robbery/#comment-10067902 Not Chicken Little Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:32:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=464950#comment-10067902 Responsible gun owners who carry their weapons can stop crimes! Only the liberals are too dumb to understand this. Only the liberals think it is noble and the right thing to do, to allow yourself to be a crime victim. Only liberals think that cowering in fear like sheep to the slaughter and waiting to be killed, is better than defending yourself with an "evil" gun... Responsible gun owners who carry their weapons can stop crimes! Only the liberals are too dumb to understand this. Only the liberals think it is noble and the right thing to do, to allow yourself to be a crime victim. Only liberals think that cowering in fear like sheep to the slaughter and waiting to be killed, is better than defending yourself with an “evil” gun…

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By: blakmira http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/grandma-with-gun-halts-store-robbery/#comment-10063490 blakmira Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:28:24 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=464950#comment-10063490 The object of pointing a gun at someone in a circumstance like this should NEVER be to "punish" or exact revenge by killing them; it should ONLY be to protect and defend yourself from harm. After someone has their back turned & is running away, you are no longer in danger. She did the exact right thing. I don't love guns OR the NRA, but I fully support other people's right to carry them for protection against criminals, including a tyrannical government. That's called the 2nd Amendment. P.S. The right to bear arms is NOT about hunting animals. Let's get that straight. The object of pointing a gun at someone in a circumstance like this should NEVER be to “punish” or exact revenge by killing them; it should ONLY be to protect and defend yourself from harm. After someone has their back turned & is running away, you are no longer in danger. She did the exact right thing.

I don’t love guns OR the NRA, but I fully support other people’s right to carry them for protection against criminals, including a tyrannical government. That’s called the 2nd Amendment.
P.S. The right to bear arms is NOT about hunting animals. Let’s get that straight.

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By: ceecee http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/grandma-with-gun-halts-store-robbery/#comment-10062386 ceecee Sat, 12 Jan 2013 03:28:03 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=464950#comment-10062386 Sick people? You hve got to be kidding me right? I am in awe. this is the stupidest comment I have ever read. You are showing sympathy for the lowlife? What if it had been him with a gun and her a knife? You think he would have had mercy on her? I doubt it and he would probably do it to someone else. Get your head out of the sand man! Sick people? You hve got to be kidding me right? I am in awe. this is the stupidest comment I have ever read. You are showing sympathy for the lowlife? What if it had been him with a gun and her a knife? You think he would have had mercy on her? I doubt it and he would probably do it to someone else. Get your head out of the sand man!

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By: Diana http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/grandma-with-gun-halts-store-robbery/#comment-10058101 Diana Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:24:32 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=464950#comment-10058101 MyTake: I didn't mean she couldn't be a grandma at 48, ha ha. I meant why call her grandma? Sometimes they do that to mean elderly, sometimes they just do it for effect. Funny that no one seems to care about how women are labeled! MyTake: I didn’t mean she couldn’t be a grandma at 48, ha ha. I meant why call her grandma? Sometimes they do that to mean elderly, sometimes they just do it for effect. Funny that no one seems to care about how women are labeled!

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By: Sick People http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/grandma-with-gun-halts-store-robbery/#comment-10056300 Sick People Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:21:56 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=464950#comment-10056300 To all of you saying that she should have shot him dead, you should be ashamed of yourselves. What kind of justice is that? Where are you learning to be so violent? If she would have killed him, she would have to live with the guilt for the rest of her life and her family would have to deal with the distress. Second, the man's family, if he was killed would have a dead family member and would suffer through the grief as well. To all of you saying that she should have shot him dead, you should be ashamed of yourselves. What kind of justice is that? Where are you learning to be so violent? If she would have killed him, she would have to live with the guilt for the rest of her life and her family would have to deal with the distress. Second, the man’s family, if he was killed would have a dead family member and would suffer through the grief as well.

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