80-year-old NJ Logan was lying in bed recovering from hip replacement surgery, when she heard a suspicious noise. She grabbed her trusty handgun, which she kept near her bedside, and ran downstairs to investigate.
When Logan found burglars attempting to break a window to gain entranced to her Florida home, she immediately called 911. What the dispatcher on the other end of the line told her was outrageous.
Though the firearm she was holding was her one and only defense against the men who had come to rob her, the 911 operator told Logan to “put the gun down.”
Logan was all alone in her Holmes Beach home when the burglars cut her screen to get to her door in broad daylight at 2:30 in the afternoon. Her husband was off playing bridge. She told FOX Tampa Bay, “Once I realized it wasn’t my husband, you have no idea how fast you can go.”
Logan described the horrifying ordeal:
“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. I believe in guns inside your house. I don’t think anybody has the right to break into your private domain. I didn’t want to shoot. I really didn’t want to have to shoot anybody.”
I think it’s safe to say that this particular dispatcher had never been in a situation where they needed the protection of a firearm. If they had ever felt the fear of being defenseless against home invaders who have come to do you and/or your property harm, the instructions given probably would have been much different. Luckily, Logan stood her ground and did not relinquish control of her weapon.
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