Sunday, July 18, 2010

Call Me Paranoid If You Want.... But At Least I'm Not Shot

We all like to think that we're *safe* when we are at home. We can kick back, relax, get nekkid, and just veg out on the couch watching Stupid Movie Saturday on the tube. Or we can crash in bed after working a long, tough twenty four hour shift.

Paramedic Pru thought she was safe at home on Thursday night, too. She lived in a "safe" part of town, where there had not been any "crime" to speak of in over twenty years. No break ins, no car theft, no shootings, no stabbings, no drug dealers on the corner.. nothing. In many ways, the neighborhood appeared to be a Haven.

Looks can be deceiving, folks.

Paramedic Pru was resting up, after her long shift. She heard the doorbell ring several times, and got up to answer it. Apparently, who ever was on the other side had no clue Pru was home, as he reflexively shot her- in the face- as he was fleeing. Lucky for Pru, the bullet went in one cheek, broke her jaw and took out all of her top teeth, and exited the other cheek.

Paramedic Pru will heal physically. She's tough as nails. Got balls made of titanium. But that did not stop some jagoff from shooting her.


Home invasion. Be aware folks. Don't get complacent. Don't "assume" that you are "safe" just because you live in a "safe" area. Look before you open the door. If you don't know who it is, back off and make a plan. Don't just open the door anymore. Have your phone in reach, in your hand, in a pocket, somewhere, and have your WITS about you. LISTEN to your gut. A gun in hand would not have saved Pru, unless she was willing to shoot first and ask questions later. (Which by the way-- Castle Doctrine would apply [in our state] had the Bad Guy broken into Pru's home. Then she sure could have smeared him all over Kingdom Come. KNOW YOUR STATE LAWS-- not just for carry-- but for home defense!)

So the next time someone sneers at me, and asks why I feel the need to carry, or if I'm a badass, or any of their other little snide remarks, my answer will be thus:
"Why? You got a problem with a woman who is ready, willing, and ABLE to defend herself using deadly force? Seems kind of odd to me- what are YOU planning?"

SA so you can CYA, y'all.
~MM

3 comments:

Mr. Daddy said...

this one really pissed me off...I'm with Ted Nuggent on this one, I am tired of seeing the innocent dead or maimed...

It's time for the perps to be the dead or maimed...

And it's not that I want to see anyone dead or maimed, just so sick and tired of society mollycoddling the perps and making villains of the victims...

You are right pru probably didn't do anything that anyone of us wouldn't have done in the same situation...And it doesn't matter how tough, or how big your balls are...Or how well you know the laws of your state..

It just aint right...

Just saying....

passionofthemom said...

Holy mother!! I hope Pru recovers very quickly...that poor woman! And I've always had a thing about guns in the house, but now I kind of want one. Hubs is licensed to carry for work, and even has a bulletproof vest in the closet. But we don't have a gun for fear that one of the kids' friends will find it and do something stupid. I'm VERY careful to not answer the door without looking, even if I'm expecting someone. We've been working to make sure the kids don't either, but sometimes they open right up to us without looking. Must come down harder, I suppose. Anyhoo, thanks for posting this!! Sometimes, it takes a story like this for people to stop feeling complacent and be ready for what's out there. You rock!!!

Anonymous said...

It is a proven fact that 100% of ALL home invasions occur in the home. You live in a NICE, SAFE neighborhood you say..."well LA DEE FRIGGIN DA..do you think that perps usually rob houses in the hood? They steal from and invade NICE SAFE houses in beautiful neighborhoods BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE STUFF THEY WANT, not some poor person in their neighborhood.