After reported criminal activity occurring recently at the Kroger Shopping Center on Whitlock Avenue, Marietta resident Elizabeth Finch, who has a conceal and carry permit, loads her .45-caliber pistol before heading out of her vehicle to do some shopping. Finch is an NRA member and a leader in The Well Armed Woman chapter in Cobb County.
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An east Cobb woman has her sights set like a laser beam on making sure the women of Cobb are prepared to defend themselves.
A couple of recent reports of shoppers being victimized at a local grocery store has 38-year-old Elizabeth Finch, a self-employed National Rifle Association certified instructor, offering to teach women gun skills for their own safety.
On Jan. 24, a woman reportedly distracted a shopper at the Kroger on Whitlock Avenue while an accomplice pick-pocketed the woman’s purse.
Then, the following Monday evening, a teenage boy reportedly slapped the buttocks of another female shopper who was bent over to reach a low shelf at the same grocery store.
The woman was not treated medically, but was given a bag of frozen peas by the Kroger staff to numb her stinging backside.
Finch is the organizer for the local chapter of The Well Armed Woman, a national organization established to educate gun-owning women.
“It is really my passion that every woman can defend herself,” Finch said.
Had the two victims in these examples been armed, what would have happened? Should pick-pockets and teenagers like the one in this story be shot dead? Is that the message?