As lawmakers in Texas continue to debate “gun rights” issues in their state, residents are stepping up, letting their actions speak volumes.
Monday April 20th, 74 year-old Fort Worth resident Jewell Turner turned the tables on a would-be criminal. Turner stated that as she was sitting in her vehicle outside her local doctor’s office, someone approached her asking for directions. Rolling down her window in typical small town Texas fashion, the man engaged her in “small talk”, but then suddenly pulled a knife and held it to her throat.
According to NBC 5, Turner stated the man then said; “I don’t want to hurt you, but I want your money, and I will hurt you if I have to.”
Thinking about using her deceased husband’s knife which was in the vehicle, she quickly remembered that she had her legally owned handgun with her and this is how she described the events that unfolded;
“I seen the gun laying there, and figured that would work better than the knife. I just reached down, got the gun, turned around and pointed it toward his face. I then told him; “You back off, or I’ll blow your head off!” The Texas grandma said the man’s “eyes got big” as he quickly backed away and retreated down the street as if nothing had happened.
Turner then called the police, relaying the events as well as giving them a detailed description of her attacker; 25 year-old male with pale skin and sandy blonde hair with hopes that they would find him before somebody got hurt.
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.
Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams