Saturday, April 21, 2007

Miss America 1944; Venus Ramsey; 82 year old woman uses gun to stop robbery

From Kentucky and Yahoo news comes the story of Miss America 1944 - Venus Ramsey - and how she used a .38 to foil a robbery this week.

Miss America 1944

The now 82 year old Ramsey shot out the tires of the assailants' vehicle as they attempted to rob her farm:
She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-caliber handgun.

"I didn't even think twice. I just went and did it," she said. "If they'd even dared come close to me, they'd be 6 feet under by now."

Venus Ramsey this week

The implications of this story are obvious. Should we have disarmed Ms. Ramsey? Should she have been content to wait for the police?

If an armed 82 year old woman can stop two men while leaning on a walker, imagine how many lives could have been saved if only a couple of the Ismail Ax victims had been armed.

Labels: ,

  • People's Pottage - permalink
  • Economics in One Lesson - permalink
  • Why Johnny Can't Read- permalink
  • Locations of visitors to this page