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11 October 2017 by Online Carry Training

NJ Logan, an 80-year-old- grandmother, was upstairs resting following recent hip replacement surgery when she heard a bunch of “commotion” coming from the first floor of her home in Holmes Beach, Florida. Mrs. Logan says she quickly realized it wasn’t her husband, as she knew he was out playing bridge. So she jumped into action and armed herself with a handgun.

“I don’t know what was going on in my mind. Honestly, all I wanted was my gun,” she told TV reporters, adding that she “really didn’t want to have to shoot anybody.”

Police say at least one suspect smashed the bottom glass of the door and cut out the screen in order to gain entry into the home. Logan reportedly shouted out warnings to the intruder, making it known she had a gun. But when the armed woman dialed 911, she was surprised at the dispatcher’s advice.

“When I called 911, she kept saying, ‘put the gun down, put the gun down.’ And I said, ‘I’ll put the gun down when I see the police,’” Logan recalled.

And she did exactly that. It’s possible that the 911 dispatcher wanted Logan to drop her gun so that police didn’t mistake her for an armed intruder. However, it was a request that the woman refused to fulfill with the possibility that there were still one or more criminals in her house.

It’s likely that Logan’s warning scared off the suspected burglar.

The 80-year-old says she will certainly not be getting rid of her firearm, especially after the scary incident.

She told the news station that she is a strong believer in having “guns inside your house” because no one “has the right to break into your private domain.”

“I’ll definitely have the gun up there,” she added, “that is for sure.”

Had Mrs. Logan not owned or been trained to shoot a gun, this story would have had a very different ending.  

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