Auxiliary Trooper Tabbatha Nussbaumer was in the shower in her upstairs bathroom when her 9-year-old son told her a man he didn’t recognize was in the house, the Pensacola Police Department said.
When Nussbaumer left her bathroom, Harris was at the bottom of the stairs holding the bow and arrow, police said.
Nussbaumer said Harris asked for money.
In an effort to get Harris out the house, Nussbaumer told him she had money in her truck. As Nussbaumer went out the front door, Harris followed and removed his clothes, police said.
She retrieved a handgun from the truck and ended up shooting the naked archer. It will be interesting to see how this turns out, as though the encounter began in the woman’s home it ended on the street. From the write-up, it sounds like a clear case of self-defense, but it will depend upon the exact circumstances. Didn’t he have to put down the bow to undress?
For what it’s worth, this is just another example of why the “magic wand solution” wouldn’t be any solution at all. Even if you could wave a magic wand and make all guns disappear forever and make it impossible to ever build more guns, we’d be worse off than we are now.
Naked guys with bows could rule the world. No one wants that.
Most women would not have thought to carry a gun even five years ago, said Andrea Durhal. When she became a National Rifle Association certified instructor eight years ago, her classes were mostly men. Recently, women have started to fill her classes.
It took a few years for women to get over a fear of guns and take responsibility for their protection, she said.
“We’re being victimized; we’re being raped. The crimes are getting higher and the police departments are less and less,” she said. “People are realizing now that they need to be their own security.”
Murdoc’s got to say, however, that the picture of the pink Ruger in the article makes him cringe. Seriously. Can we just get over all that and agree that women are just regular shooters?
Below is a Michigan county-by-county graphic. Murdoc is surprised that the number for Kent County (which contains Grand Rapids) is not higher.
I heard a loud noise from downstairs a little while ago. Both cats are upstairs, and it was a loud, metallic crash, so I thought it was something in the laundry room. That’s a small room off the kitchen and the only way you can get to it is through the kitchen. The only way to get to the kitchen is to be inside my condo. I thought something might have fallen off a shelf, but—you never know. So I went to my room and got my handgun from my nighttable and went downstairs to see.
There are all sorts of people in this country that think it’s too dangerous for someone to carry a gun when they go to check out noises in their house at night. They think that people should use a baseball bat or golf club (at most) when investigating such things. Fine. Let them. Just don’t tell me that I have to.
I’m a guy, and I do not want to investigate what might end up being a fight with just a stick in my hands. I would never ask my wife, other women, or anyone who is even wimpier than Murdoc to do so if better options are available. But lots of people are asking them to do exactly that.
Sometimes, unfortunately, it won’t be just a fallen coffee mug.
If you don’t want to maybe get shot, do not go uninvited into other peoples’ houses at night.