“The couple, who are both students at UCF, said they got a knock at the door and when they opened it, two men barged in. Victim Nour Skargee said he answered the door and was immediately forced to the ground as one of the men pointed a gun at his head. ‘They said they were going to kill (her), and that’s when I really lost hope, you know
?’ Skargee said.” . . .
“The only thing I could think was, ‘I need to figure out a way to protect us,'” Nehme said.
If only a tool existed that allows a young, slightly built female to protect herself against one or more determined attackers who are larger and stronger than she is.
Wait, such a tool does exist! And Sable’s father had given her one for this very purpose.
“I grabbed the gun from out here in my closet. I pointed it at them, because he has busted through my door.”
Nehme said the man saw the weapon and immediately ran from the room.
Who could have possibly conceived of such a fortuitous result?
“I was helpless on the ground and it went from like, complete despair until, you know, I see her in the hallway holding a big revolver, and they’re running out the door,” said Skargee.
So, if we’re reading this correctly, a handgun kept in a (relatively) handy place in a student’s apartment protected her (and her BFF) from, well, who knows what kind of terrible criminal depredations? And all without firing a shot? Shannon Watts, please call your office!
Good that she didn’t live on campus where having such a tool would be prohibited. Better that she was able to get to her gat in time use it. Best if she’d have had the heater on her hip, avoiding the mad scramble for the gun — a race she might have lost.
As for the the usual civilian disarmament suspects who love to spout that horse hockey about having a gun in the house being more dangerous to the owner than the bad guys … go peddle your papers somewhere else. Sable Nehme isn’t buying them.