78 Year Old Woman Defends Her Life & Home with Handy Firearm

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78 Year Old Woman Defends Her Life & Home with Handy Firearm
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- FOX News reports 11-15-2016 in Coweta County, Georgia, a 78 year old woman was getting ready for an afternoon nap at 3 p.m. when she heard a noise inside her Mount Carmel Road home.

She loaded her gun, opened her bedroom door and saw two men standing in the hallway.

According to a report, the men were in the process of stealing furs and tools from the home, but after seeing the elderly resident’s gun, the men reportedly ran out of the residence and fled in a car.

Colonel James Yarbrough from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said “I don’t know why they selected that house, but they picked the wrong one. Neighbors were able to give us a description of the vehicle.”

Deputies pulled the escape car over and took the subjects into custody. No resistance was noted in the report. The suspected home invaders, two men ages 22 and 44 as well as their female get-a-way driver aged 49, have all been arrested

The 44 year old male is charged with burglary and felony possession of firearms by a convicted person. The 32 year old male is been charged with burglary and theft by receiving stolen property. The female getaway driver is charged with burglary.


Another senior saves her stuff and possibly her life by having a firearm and the will to use it.

Just another of the 1000’s of incidents every year wherein a victim prevents their own injury or death. If everyone who legally could kept a firearm in their home and practiced with it…..crime rates would clearly drop quickly.

The professional thugs would find other crimes or leave the gene pool totally in a few years!

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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I co-run three women’s groups that train and support women’s gun use. The average age of all the groups is 70 years old. The women come to my gun range where they practice their skills. Most of them have concealed carry licenses. Thugs should think twice in our county!!