Improve your odds

As an aside, I’d like to note that the woman shown in the photos was kidnapped at 19 following an armed robbery of her workplace. The druggie criminal promised to rape her. She managed to get the kidnapper’s pistol from him, couldn’t make it work (turned out it was an Airsoft clone) and beat him with the inert gun until she could get out of the car. The perp got arrested later that day.

Her having the legal ability to carry at 19 would have made a great difference, both for her safety and for the safety of those that will likely be attacked by the same perp after he gets out of prison. She was both plucky enough to prevail and lucky that the criminal was inept. In the future, she may have less luck but can compensate with better preparation. Since she’s over 21, the laws here side with the violent criminals against her to much lesser degree. A carry permit in TN is expensive and requires costly mandatory training, but at least it’s available.

As another aside, she’s excellent with a rifle.

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9 Responses to Improve your odds

  1. Joe S. says:

    Good for her.

  2. Bubblehead Les says:

    Having been in the Navy at the Age of 19 with a 1911 on my Hip while in the Shipyard in Boston, yet unable to carry even a Decent Knife when we went into Town, I could never figure out the Argument that a 18 year old with a Derringer is much more Dangerous that the same guy with an M1A.

  3. Paul Koning says:

    It’s not about rational, it’s about limiting your freedom.
    The right answer is what Neil Smith points out: the 2nd amendment isn’t a statement of a right, it’s a prohibition on the government against limiting people’s rights. So there is no Constitutional basis whatsoever for abridging the right of every competent human to bear arms. “Competent” means having the adult level ability to behave responsibly and accept responsibility for your actions. For some people, that comes at age 10; for others, like many politicians, not until age 200.

  4. LarryArnold says:

    Nice that yoou caught her in mid-trigger-squeeze.

    Do you have any dummy cartridges for shots like that?

    • Oleg Volk says:

      On that one, I angled the gun so that the empty cylinder wasn’t obvious and she didn’t actually drop the hammer. The gun itself is unsafe to fire, it’s a prop only. And 44S&W snap caps aren’t exactly common.

      • LarryArnold says:

        My snap caps are red (A-Zoom), which wouldn’t work. I was thinking more of a primerless empty case + bullet.

        Or actually, for “front of revolver” shots you’d only need bullets glued to short pieces of dowel.

        Of course, it’s a really small detail. I’ve just seen too many movie heroes shooting empty revolvers.

        • Paul Koning says:

          How about a fired case with a bullet, or bullet-shaped thing, inserted into it? Or no bullet, if you aren’t looking at it from the barrel end? No cost there.
          You’re right, it’s a detail. My impression of Oleg is that he insists on getting details like that right.

  5. Old NFO says:

    Good for her, and great pictures as usual Oleg!

  6. Clarke says:

    What rifle is she shooting in the last picture? Looks interesting..

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