A Calgunner’s comment: “There’s a possibility that she came blazing out her house wearing a bandoleer of shotgun shells, with two sawed-off Mossbergs in each hand, screaming “I’ve always wanted to bag me some cops…looks like now I got me a chance to do so!”, but I don’t think that happened. I think she was scared and blinded by their spot lights, and because of the good ‘ole federal employee deciding what he wanted to do was more important than what anybody else wanted, an old lady is dead before her time.”
Shortly before sunset, a census worker knocks at the door of an upscale home where a 67-year-old sister of a judge and former D.A. lives. Not the criminal type exactly.
The census worker reported a manwith a gun answered the door… pointed a firearm at her, said they would not answer any questions, then closed the door.
So of course she reports it to the cops, who arrest the guy more than three hours later “on suspicion of assault with a firearm on a peace officer.” Grandma, no doubt freaked out, approached the door with a shotgun and they kill her. Yeah, the officers were in uniform. Yeah, they say she refused orders to put it down and pointed it in a threatening manner. Maybe so, but I’m also thinking there’s a good chance she might not have heard their commands due to age, seen their uniforms in the dark, or just been too slow. Moreover, since when the fuck do census workers count as peace officers?
One of the biggest reasons to promote the awareness of the gun culture in the media is that when it vanishes under the radar, as it has in California, you get government regulators, census workers, and cops who all think that if you have a gun, that’s a bad thing that needs to be Reported to Someone.