Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Feel-Good Story of the Day

Here's a heartwarming story that's sure to put a smile on your face. Unless, of course, your name is Ted Kennedy, Barack Obama, or _________ (insert freedom-loathing fascist of your choosing here) who would rather see an 85-year-old woman brutally assaulted than respect her her right to defend herself.

LAKE LYNN, Pa. -- An 85-year-old great-grandmother from Lake Lynn, Fayette County kept an alleged burglar at bay using a .22-caliber pistol.

According to police, a 17-year-old suspect was attempting to burglarize Leda Smith overnight.

That's when Smith grabbed her gun and told the teen that she would shoot him if he moved, police said.

"I had the gun on him before he turned around and said, 'you've had it,' " Smith told Channel 11-News.

According to police, Smith ordered the boy to dial 911 and then gave him some advice.

"Dial 911 and don't attempt to throw the phone at me, or do anything bad or I'll just shoot you," Smith said.

No shots fired.

No blood in the streets.

No wild-west shootouts.

Two scumbags in police custody.

Elderly would-be victim alive and well.

Gun Control: Because the right of some 17-year-old punk to invade an elderly woman's home, steal her belongings, and beat her senseless is more sacrosanct than the elderly woman's right to prevent him from doing so.

(link via The Rottweiler)

UPDATE: Compare and contrast Ms. Smith's ordeal with that of 85-year-old Lillian France, who lives one state away in Michael Bloomberg's gun-free* Utopia of New York City.

An 85-year-old New York City woman was viciously beaten in an elevator — and the attack was caught on camera.

The mugger jumped Lillian France, grabbed her by the throat and lifted her off the ground before running off with her purse and cane, according to FOX 5 News in New York.


Lillian France couldn't breathe or swallow and was spitting up blood after the attack, her niece said. She also has bruises on her neck, and is still in the hospital recovering. A $12,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the attacker.

Elderly woman brutally beaten, robbed and hospitalized.

Subhuman scumbag uninjured, free to practice his trade another day, against another defenseless victim, uninhibited by anything remotely resembling a moral compass.

Just the way the good Mayor likes it.

And, here's a bonus quote for those on the left who can't stop repeating the ass-reamingly idiotic talking point about how only the police and highly trained security guards should be allowed to carry guns. Or, who think that installing an Orwellian network of surveillance cameras (à la once-Great Britain) is a good way to prevent crime.

The security guard watched the whole ordeal on surveillance video and initially thought the two were kissing, a neighbor said. Then he realized that he was witnessing an attack — and called 911.

Lots of good that did her.

Link via reader Ron, who astutely remarks, "Good thing this woman didn't have a gun or someone may have gotten hurt."

* Applies only to the law-abiding, non-celebrity, civilian portion of the city's population.