The woman and her family traveled to Columbus earlier this week from Ironton to attend the All-American Quarter Horse Association. They were staying at the Continent Inn in North Columbus on Wednesday night when a man armed with a gun barged into their hotel room and demanded money.
As the family members were extracting money and jewellry to give the thief, the 70-year-old mother pulled out a gun and shot the robber. To me this is one of the cleanest DGUs I've read about. I applaud that woman for her courage and for her aim.
I do have a couple questions though. In Ohio is it legal to carry a gun in one's purse? Are there no requirements for doing so? Isn't that like carrying a concealed weapon which often requires a permit?
Why does the story say she saved them from being murdered? Is the fact that the robber aimed a gun at them enough to express it like that? Isn't that an exaggeration? Isn't it true that we have no way of knowing if she saved them from being murdered or from just being robbed? And if that's the case, isn't it a shame to kill someone for attempted robbery?
What do you think? Do you see a dillemma in this level of response to armed robbery?
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