And THIS is why you need to keep the second amendmentposted by Jazz at 1/26/2005 01:34:00 PM
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ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- When two men walked into a popular country store outside Atlanta, announced a holdup and fired a shot, owners Bobby and Gloria Doster never hesitated. The pair pulled out their own pistols and opened fire.
The armed suspect and his partner were killed. The Dosters won't be charged, according to local officials, because they were acting in self-defense.
"I just started shooting," said Gloria Doster, 56. "I was trying to blow his brains out is what I was trying to do."
One man grabbed Gloria Doster and pushed her toward the register. She said the other kept his gun on her 62-year-old husband, who also goes by the name Shoats.
She said she tried to open the register, but one of the men told her she wasn't moving fast enough and tried to shoot her husband. He missed -- and his gun jammed.
At that point, Bobby Doster pulled out a .380-caliber handgun and shot one of the suspects. Gloria Doster then went for a 9 mm pistol she keeps near the register.
"All hell broke loose," she said. "I was trying to shoot and dial 911 at the same time."
A lot of people say that self defense isn't a reason to have a weapon. Tell that to these store owners. Some of these same people tend to say, "Oh, if they'd just given the money to the robbers they would have been fine. Let the police do their job." They were trying to give them the money and one of the robbers was trying to shoot her husband anyway. There is little doubt that they would have killed both of them once they got the money out of the register.
Little old ladies with 9 mm semi-automatics help foster a polite society.