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    Grandma, 72, Shoots at Intruder, Misses in Calif.

    Good for this Grandmother
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    Perhaps if you would use a real computer you wouldn't have to apologize for not being able to do so many things on the internet!

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    Sorry about the link that I couldn't get it to work.

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    A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at -- and narrowly missed --
    Just to get the minutia out of the way - you have to either subscribe or answer a survey question to read the rest of the story. Thank you, but no thank you.

    She missed, and we are all standing up and cheering? Did the rest of the story tell where her bullet went?
    I suppose I'm glad the burglar ran away, but I'm still stuck with where that bullet that "narrowly missed" went to.

    And "narrowly missed"? How close can you miss is not a game I want to play. Ever since the myth was exploded that a .50BMG round will tear your arm off if it merely passes within a foot of you, missing just does not seem to have any value.

    Nice going, granny - you drove the burglar away. But who or what got shot instead of him?

    stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Just to get the minutia out of the way - you have to either subscribe or answer a survey question to read the rest of the story. Thank you, but no thank you.

    She missed, and we are all standing up and cheering? Did the rest of the story tell where her bullet went?
    I suppose I'm glad the burglar ran away, but I'm still stuck with where that bullet that "narrowly missed" went to.

    And "narrowly missed"? How close can you miss is not a game I want to play. Ever since the myth was exploded that a .50BMG round will tear your arm off if it merely passes within a foot of you, missing just does not seem to have any value.

    Nice going, granny - you drove the burglar away. But who or what got shot instead of him?

    stay safe.

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    Sure looks like the bullet went out the door into the great unknown. So the comment stands:

    Nice going, granny - you drove the burglar away. But who or what got shot instead of him?

    stay safe.
    "He'll regret it to his dying day....if ever he lives that long."----The Quiet Man

    Because stupidity isn't a race, and everybody can win.

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