Grandmother Scares Off Would-Be Burglars With Gun


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Whirlwind06
March 8, 2006, 10:10 AM
For those of you that say cheap guns have no use.
Take a close look at the pistol she is holding...
It aint a Glock or a Colt, looks like a Jenning 9mm to me.
The people that are most likey to need a gun(inner city working poor), I bet are using Hi-points, and Cobras more then anything else.

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/7786314/detail.html#

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DonP
March 8, 2006, 10:29 AM
You must have us confused with the Brady bunch and their ilk.

They're the ones always saying that cheap guns or "pocket rockets" etc have no place and suing those manufacturers every chance they get.

Most folks around here advocate buying the best and most reliable gun you can afford. If that's a used Jennings or Lorcin, so be it. Better to have something to use than nothing in your hand when you need it.

The issue has more to do with the ultimate reliability of a particular gun than a price tag or a manufacturer's brand name.

One of my friends in Chicago has a 60 + year old Ivers Johnson single shot 12 gauge that he bought for $20 when we were in high school in 1963. It sure ain't no Mossberg, but late at night when he hears something he isn't relying on 911 to survive.

Good on the old girl and whatever she chooses to use.

akodo
March 8, 2006, 04:11 PM
+1 on the concept of buying the best gun you can afford. I'd hope people would spend the little extra to get a used 38 revolver, or even an old single shot shotgun, but if all you can afford, carry, and control is a jennings 22, then by all means, it should be LEGAL to purchase.

Zen21Tao
March 8, 2006, 04:37 PM
For those of you that say cheap guns have no use.

Just as DonP says, it is the anits that are againts cheap guns hence their "junk gun" legislation. I would also point the historical fact that so called "saturday night specials" got this name from democrats following the abolishment of slavering inacting laws to drive the prices of firearms up so the newly freed slaves couldn't afford to buy guns to themselves and their families. This has become of pattern of the left. The can't out right abolish the 2nd Amendment so they try to raise prices so that few can afford them.

As for advice against these types of guns that is just stating the obvious fact that these guns are less accurate and less dependable (over a long period of time being shot consistency). However, like Whirlwind06 says, a cheap gun you can afford is better than an expensive gun you can't afford. I would also add that a cheap gun is often times the best available option for someone that wants a gun around that they hope to never have to use.

Bobo
March 8, 2006, 04:51 PM
The gun looks like one of these:
http://www.cobrapistols.com/products/singleaction.htm

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