A Bat, Dog and Gun. Which were the problem? Which were the solution?

It is so refreshing to hear a successful story of a woman alone with her dog out walking who thwarts two men and their bat trying to abduct her.  How did she do it?  She had a conceal carry permit, no doubt some personal defense training and, no doubt, practiced enough to keep her cool and remember what to do in a frightening situation.

Here’s her story:

An Ohio woman who is licensed to carry a gun but had only recently started carrying one for protection put it to good use earlier this week.

A Bat, A Dog and a GunDinah Burns was out walking her dog, Gracie, on a path near an elementary school in Lancaster on Monday when two men approached her with a baseball bat and threatened to abduct her.

“Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said ‘You’re coming with us,’” Burns told WBNS, adding that Gracie was little help in deterring the men.

Thankfully, Burns had something else for protection.

“I said, ‘Well, what do you want?,’ and as I was saying that I reached in to my pocket and slipped my gun out, slipped the safety off as I pulled it out,” Burns said.

“As I was doing that the other gentleman came toward me and raised the baseball bat. And, I pointed the gun at them and said, ‘I have this and I’m not afraid to use it.’”

The men backed off and left, Burns told the news station.

“I think if they’d gotten any closer, I probably would have fired,” she said, citing her concealed carry training which taught her “to get out of a situation, back out, get out of it as much as you can without having to discharge your firearm.”

“[I’m] very thankful that it turned out the way it did, and hope it doesn’t happen again, but I will be prepared,” Burns said.  Read More .

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The question is now – are you prepared to handle such an intrusion into your daily life?  Are you ready to do something about it.

Rebecca Alderman, Moms & Guns, Media Citations

“The single most important thing in personal defense is to deal with the mindset that no one can prevent or rescue you from criminal acts. After consistent training and practice no one will protect you and your family like you.”

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