It must be said: Dollie O’Day’s desire to withhold her purse from armed perps could have been a fatal mistake. Had Dollie simply surrendered her bag—instead of holding it so tightly one of the bad guys dragged her around the parking lot by its strap— she might not have been shot. I’m not saying that would have been the correct response. But it could have been. Equally, nothing good happens in a parking lot at 2:15am Sunday morning. Maybe Ms. O’Day should have spent the night at her daughter’s house. Wednesday morning quarterbacking, for sure. But this much I know: if Ms. O’Day had had her hand on a J-Frame snubby as she exited her car, well, that would have been better. At least in theory. But if we’re playing the odds against violent crime, armed self-defense is always the way to go. IMHO.