The movies have contributed some great gun-related quotes to American culture. “Go ahead, make my day,” comes immediately to mind. Of course, the Callahan oeuvre also includes, “Do you feel lucky, punk?” And then there’s the eternal Duke fave, “Fill your hands you sonofa bitch!” But it doesn’t take a Hollywood screenwriter to come up with a classic. Plenty of regular, real-life folks manage to conjure them from time to time. Just like a little old lady from South Carolina did Sunday . . .
A suspicious dude had been making his way through a Greenville, South Carolina neighborhood asking to borrow a flashlight. One elderly lady obliged and asked him to leave it on her porch when he was finished. According to foxcarolina.com, he knocked on the door again.
This time, she came to the door with a gun in her walker. And when the man – who she saw was holding a gun – told her to move back and tried to get into her home, she replied, “I will not back up, but I will kill you.”
Which was all the aspiring home-invader needed to send him scurrying off as fast as his legs would carry him. Unfortunately, we can’t attribute the inspired line to the woman as she’s understandably avoiding the spotlight. But that doesn’t make it any less of a classic.
[h/t Bruce Krafft]