By Dean Weingarten
The story caught my interest for obvious reasons, and because the blog referenced in the link above showed a picture of an older woman holding a large handgun, which I recognized as a large hand air gun, a Webley Tempest or Mark II air pistol.
This prodded me to investigate further, to determine if the story were real or just another Internet hoax/satire.
It is not as if such events are implausible. A recent case in Lansing, Michigan is suspiciously similar, and may have served as a exemplar for the story.
We live interesting times, where satire is often hard to separate from real news events, without some research.
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About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.