Elderly Woman Wounds 3 Home Invaders

The story has been making its way around the blogosphere.

There is one part of it that I want to be sure to point out:

According to family members, Johnston lived alone. Dozier says that Johnston did have a firearm. She says she took her aunt to get a permit for that firearm, for her own protection.

(My emphasis.) When the information gets sorted out, we will discover two things — that the police, if they announced, did not do so clearly or give a chance to respond, and we will find out that the justification for the warrant was that someone in the house had a handgun permit.

In other words, if you attempt to comply with the law and become properly licensed, you will be treated even more like a dangerous criminal.


  1. SayUncle says:

    Check out Radley’s for an update.

    Permit for a firearm in Georgia? I don’t think there are permits.

  2. Phelps says:

    Yeah, saw it after I posted. I’m betting that the “suspected narcotics” are her arthritis medication.

  3. Phelps says:

    Oh, and Georgia has a CHL system, so that may be the permit she was referring to.

  4. Mexigogue says:

    According to the CNN article the cops were plainclothes, which would make her reaction even more reasonable.

  5. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    She got 3 Impressive