September brings us the other side of the Second Amendment, a widow with a gun and the ability to use it responsibly – a story that also should have scored big headlines but didn’t.
Cynthia, a 47-year-old widow, realized that somebody was trying to break into her house one morning in May. She didn’t panic, didn’t back down and she didn’t go all Rambo either.
Instead, she simply defended herself and police say she did everything right. She called 911, she armed herself with a gun she knew how to use and she retreated to the bathroom, hoping that help would arrive in time but knowing that if it didn’t she would just have to provide her own rescue.
The 911 tape, released this morning, provides a chilling account of her encounter with Michael Lewis, who used a weeding tool to break the glass in the backyard
Cynthia: “Hurry, hurry! They’re coming in right now, please, please, please!
As it turns out, the police weren’t coming quickly enough. Lewis broke into the bathroom and started attacking Cynthia. So she shot him.
Lewis: “Ow! (Expletive.) What was that? What was that? What was that? (Expletive) did you do?”
Her answer was classic. “Did you think you could beat me half to death?”
Lewis: “I’m sorry. I’m sorry…”
Cynthia: “You bet you’re sorry you nasty thing.”
read more: http://www.azcentral.com/story/laurieroberts/2014/09/03/arizona-gun-story-widow-shoots-intruder-911-tapes-released/15021895/