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4 years 21 weeks ago, 7:24 PM

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One gun isn't enough.

That was what Linda Smith (a pseudonym) was thinking after two thugs broke into her Oklahoma apartment. One was holding a weapon (she initially thought it was a knife but it turned out to be a screwdriver) at her throat, and the other was pacing back and forth while holding her purse and demanding her money and valuables. She screamed, and was told if she screamed again, she'd be dead.

She was doing as police recommend in robberies – comply with a robber's demands. But her Lady Smith & Wesson .38 special, which she carries by permit, was hidden in her purse – and the purse was being held by one of the attackers.

Then the situation, suddenly, got much, much worse: One of the robbers demanded that she take off her clothes.

"Come on, what are you waiting for," he told her as he started to yank on her sweatpants, trying to take them off.

Smith pleaded for her safety and distracted the attackers by telling them she would get her money, which was "in my purse."

The robbers inexplicably allowed her to drop to her knees and crawl across the floor to her purse, which the second attacker had dropped.

She reached inside, and the first shot was clear of the muzzle and into the torso of one of the attackers before she even pulled the weapon clear of the purse. Four more shots followed shortly and, in the end, one of the attackers was dead and the second was hospitalized facing a murder rap for having participated in a felony in which someone died.

Smith, in an exclusive interview with WND, explained she comes from a family that believes in self-reliance and courage.

"I choose to carry a concealed firearm, because even though I am immensely grateful for the protection from our police departments, I realize they're not God, so they can't be everywhere at once.

"Deadly situations can happen in the blink of an eye," she said. "If you are not proactive … you are a vulnerable target."

Smith, an Endowment member of the National Rifle Association, said she's carried a gun for almost half a decade, but never dreamed she'd be in a situation where she'd have to use it to defend her life. But she's glad the training she's had over the years kicked in at a time when it saved her from injury, or possibly much worse.

"Ironically, I thought I was really prepared," she told WND. "I remember that night and saw my life flash before my eyes. Darreon Carter, the man who was attempting to rape me, had me pinned down to my couch, with a knife at my throat. I knew I didn't have access to my gun. I thought to myself, I really need to have a firearm for my home, and directly on my person."

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4 years 21 weeks ago, 7:26 PM

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here's the link

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=181341

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4 years 21 weeks ago, 9:47 PM

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Good post LBC, everyone should be ready!

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
4 years 21 weeks ago, 10:44 PM

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Great post, LBC

And good for her. I'm really glad that she was able to handle the situation. Really glad also that it went the way it did.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 21 weeks ago, 6:45 AM

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Excelent post,

and to think the lib's think we are nuts for having guns everywhere. In my house you are never more than ten feet away from a loaded rifle, pistol or shotgun and I got more on the way...lol

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4 years 21 weeks ago, 10:42 AM

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Yes that true

Yeah that is so true, that why some lib's dont like US. and when the bad thing's happen, you do what it take Protect you're family, and Property.

4 years 20 weeks ago, 10:21 AM

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good idea...kinda

HampsterW wrote:
and to think the lib's think we are nuts for having guns everywhere. In my house you are never more than ten feet away from a loaded rifle, pistol or shotgun and I got more on the way...lol

thats good...but what if your attacker decides to grab one of your guns?

4 years 19 weeks ago, 3:06 PM

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Thats why

you have them concealed only were you and family members know where it is.

4 years 21 weeks ago, 12:32 PM

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"The scumbags got what they deserved and I hope it is a lesson for the rest of them out there." Great post Lucky! Keeps us on our toes or should I say, our finger on the trigger.

4 years 21 weeks ago, 11:26 PM

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excellent

excellent self defence story. glad to hear they got what they deserved!! oorah kill bodies

4 years 5 weeks ago, 2:09 AM

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Too bad she wasn't packing a Taurus Judge instead of a .38, huh?

I think my 12-gauge, loaded up with 000 buckshot, would do the trick nicely on any BG's who decide to pay a little visit late at night

4 years 5 weeks ago, 3:29 AM

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I'd have to say

she is probably better off with the 38,recoil and light weight and concealable,3 things the judge does not have going for it.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 8:13 AM

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Good post

& Good job lady!!! I agree with what she says about "in her home & on her person"
It is a very sad thing & something I still cant believe, That I would be armed, at all times, IN MY OWN HOME!!! Sad but true.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 8:21 AM

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When home

I keep a gun where I can get to quickly if needed. Several more loaded and ready if I need to arm the entire family. But if I hear of someone armed and running from the police or escaped from the county jail i put my 32 in the recliner becide me.

To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them...’’ — Richard Henry Lee, 1787
4 years 5 weeks ago, 8:50 AM

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Good job Jim, I have them all over the place also, but things happen so fast that I need to be able to draw & fire before anyone even knows whats up. Yes there is always a chance, that at any particular time, nothing is going to make a difference!! But I am very very good at what I do & train real hard to maintain, upgrade & better my skills.

Any day above dirt is a good day!!! My New Motto: Where Do I Sign? (Oh yes I would)
4 years 5 weeks ago, 3:33 AM

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I keep

one available always,just in case i see a skunk or someone hurts my feelings.

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