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Police Dispatcher to 80-Year-Old: Put Your Gun Down During Home Invasion

Posted on August 7, 2014 by Michael Minkoff — 197 Comments   


A police dispatcher in Florida told an 80-year-old woman to put down her gun during a home invasion.

One night, N. J. Logan, an 80-year-old woman who had just undergone hip replacement, was at her house alone. Her husband was out playing bridge when Logan heard a commotion on the first floor of her house. Burglars had broken a window with a rock, cut the screen of the window, and were inside Logan’s house.

When she realized what was going on, she grabbed her gun, called 911, and went down the stairs calling out warnings to the burglars. Probably fearing for their lives because of Logan’s gun, the burglars retreated from the house. But during the 911 call, the police dispatcher kept telling Logan to put the gun down. Which is just crazy.

Logan had the presence of mind and coolness under pressure to tell the dispatcher: “I’ll put my gun down when the police show up.” Exactly.

This story just emphasizes what should already be a self-evident truth. Criminals target the vulnerable and the weak, and guns can even the scales. Why do you think these burglars were targeting a retirement community? They knew they would be attacking older people. They probably assumed their victims would be less likely to be able to resist.


In this particular case, the burglars were wrong. Why? Guns. Not the police. They wouldn’t have been able to help a great deal by the time they got there.

And that’s the real problem with what the dispatcher told Logan. What if she had followed the dispatchers advice? She would have been vulnerable. What will it take for gun control advocates to get it? Putting a gun in the hands of the otherwise defenseless innocents of this country is the best possible way to make this country a better, safer place for everyone. No brainer.

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Gun control activists will never "get it" because they haven't the brains needed to think it through.  They get mentally fixated on anecdote rather than facts and data.  Their beliefs having been built on emotion and anecdote, not rational thought and data, they are impervious to anything that might call their quasi-religious beliefs into question.

It's merely one manifestation of the general sickness that pervades libs/progs and the left generally.

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According to liberal rules, she should have peed in her pants to stop the invader.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. John Adams


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