Skip to comments.Grandmothers: Armed and unafraid(FL)
Posted on 08/03/2012 7:02:34 AM PDT by marktwain
LAKE PARK, Fla. - Armed and unafraid, senior women are fired up about owning a gun. For 69-year-old Linda Lathrop that's a complete 180.
"I've never owned or shot a gun until this past year," she says.
Linda is part of a growing number of senior women in Palm Beach County determined to protect themselves. At the Home Safety Academy in Lake Park, the median age for students taking gun safety classes last year was 62. 4 in 5 were women.
"It's no secret that seniors are targets, it's no surprise to us that so many are coming in and taking classes," says Dave D'Eugenio, an instructor with Home Safety Academy.
70,000 women between the ages of 51 and 65 obtained a concealed weapons permit in Florida in the month of May alone.
For Linda, it came to a point where carrying mace wasn't enough. She found a robber in her kitchen stealing food this past year.
"There's a lot more crime today than ever before, I see it on my own street where I live. I want to make sure I'm going to be able to protect myself," says Lathrop.
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The next time some MSM anchor whines to Romney or some other Republican about how things like the Aurora massacre shows how we should have gun control, the response needs to be that guns protect people. Especially people like these elderly women who otherwise would have no protection against some thug who would try to mug them for their money or even kill them. Elderly people are attacked by young savages every day because they are easy targets. Guns even the playing field.
It’s the Amish.