Sept. 9, 2013
Last week, an Indianapolis woman was able to defend herself and her property by having a firearm at her disposal when she needed it most.
“Kari Bird just started law school and continues to work full time,” reported Indiana’s Fox 59. “Bird got home at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and when she got out of her car, a group of three or four young guys approached her.”
Bird says one of the men smiled before pulling a gun on her, then demanded her keys.
As she turned over her keys, she realized her costly possessions were about to be forfeited. It was then, Bird says, she remembered the firearm stored in her car’s center console.
Bird says she grabbed her gun and pointed it at them.
“(He said), ‘Oh s***’ and they ran,” Bird said.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the roving band of teen miscreants. “The one who pulled the gun is described as husky, wearing a black hoody over a light shirt,” Fox 59 reported.
As noted in a report sponsored by the Justice Department, about 40 percent of criminals say they had “decided not to do a crime because they knew or believed that their intended victim was armed.”
Bird’s tale has earned her a place on the website GunsSaveLives.net’s Stories of Self Defense map which pinpoints areas in the United States where crimes have been thwarted by responsible gun owners. The map depicts hundreds of instances in the United States in which guns were used to defend one’s life or property.
Guns Save Lives.net’s Stories of Self Defense map.