Originally Posted by Mrs. Loopner
The circumstances are quite involved and I'll not air them here but I considered and acted on all my options.
I already owned a dog which had proven a visual deterrent (workmen coming into the house waited until I harnessed her, etc.) and I had already taken self-defense, had mace, a safe room, etc. Taking and obtaining my CCW, using, practicing and buying the guns was an absolute last resort.
Everything with the exception of the guns called for close proximity to the person. The woman was close to 6' and probably weighed somewhere between 350-400 lbs., she had been in my house and the police suggested that she may not act alone (getting friends or others to help her).
It was at the urging of the police that I take the CCW course and practice, practice, practice which I have done. It was also at that point when I conceded to getting a gun.
I had talked extensively with my attorney, the local police, neighbors, security at my workplace and all family members and friends in an effort to avoid a confrontation that ended in gunfire and possible death.
Yes mam, I can bring a couple pounds of hamburger to distract your dog, You are a very wise person, as a fellow ccw holder I applaud you for having the brains to take care of yourself....
My kind of girl...
Good for you