I’m a strong proponent of the United States Constitution and take the 2nd Amendment at face value. However… a person’s gotta know their limits. When 92-year old cougar Helen Staudinger was denied a smooch by her spry 53-year-old neighbor, she went all Fort McCoy gansta and shot up his house. According to the smokinggun.com, “Investigators allege that Staudinger went next door to speak with Dwight Bettner, but her 53-year-old neighbor asked her to leave. In an interview with a sheriff’s deputy, Staudinger said she told Bettner that she would not leave unless he gave her a kiss. Bettner declined, which triggered an argument between the Fort McCoy residents.
That is when an incensed Staudinger returned to her home, got her gun, and allegedly fired into Bettner’s residence. Bettner, who was hit by flying debris, was not seriously injured by the gunfire.
Staudinger told a cop that she had planned to “shoot his car that he loved so much.” Investigators believe that she instead “fired diagonally through the victim’s carport hitting the house with all four rounds fired.”
Just like driving a car, there comes a time when you have to park the magazine and leave the neighborhood shooting to the professional gangs. Those of us with elderly parents or grandparents take note: we are all responsible for gun safety.