Video: Detroit grandma wins shootout with two attackers

posted at 6:01 pm on May 8, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via Bob Owens at Bearing Arms, in a “better world” without concealed carry, they would have robbed her blind and maybe shot her in the face for good measure. Alas, in the fallen world in which we live, she took the chief’s advice and sent them to the hospital.

Would they have fired at her if they hadn’t seen her go for her gun first, though? Yep, she says. No doubt:

“Don’t pull it,” one of the men warned, she told WDIV.

He shot, putting four bullets in the 51-year-old woman, three of them lodging in her side and the other in her free hand.

She answered back with some choice words and a volley of gunfire, putting a bullet in each leg of one of the men…

“This is ludicrous, the way that they are just robbing and trying to take stuff from people, and killing people,” she told WDIV. “He didn’t shoot me because he felt that I was going to shoot him. He didn’t care. He just shot. He didn’t look like, ‘Oh my God I shouldn’t have.’ He just had the devil in him.”

Owens has an interesting analysis of the psychology of a gunfight. What tends to happen, especially once someone’s hit, is that they’ll wilt (sometimes literally) under the pressure and simply quit in order to stop the fight. Ainsworth took four hits and still kept coming. No wonder they call her “Rambo.”

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Every human being, regardless of what tyrant progressives say, has a human right to defend themselves against tyranny. This woman protected her self against two tyrants.

MoreLiberty on May 8, 2014 at 6:06 PM

The democrats you keep voting for want to take away your gun.

msupertas on May 8, 2014 at 6:07 PM

She was carrying a .45 ACP. Bet the perps had popguns.

novaculus on May 8, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Whoa! You go, girl. Each and everyone one of us has the God given right to self protection (defense) and, in fact, the mandate to protect human life – unless there is some azzwipe trying to take yours. Then, all bets are off.

vnvet on May 8, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Good for her.

rbj on May 8, 2014 at 6:08 PM

She took four rounds. Lucky to be alive, but amazing because she was able to keep her composure after being shot.

DFCtomm on May 8, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Go Grandma!

upinak on May 8, 2014 at 6:10 PM

.45 Sig mag.

Why do they have to sensationalize it calling her Rambo? It was basic self defense. It should be practiced more often than not. Don’t be a victim.

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Good for her! She should be an example for all women.

gophergirl on May 8, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Democrats rather she had been killed.

The Notorious G.O.P on May 8, 2014 at 6:12 PM

If any anti-gun trolls or observers read this thread, her blood is on your hands if you had your wishes.

22044 on May 8, 2014 at 6:12 PM

She keeps voting for the same people who want to disarm her and make it easier for those “with the devil in their eyes” to do her harm without fear of her being able to defend herself from certain death..

HotAirian on May 8, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Good for her

gwelf on May 8, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Focus, determination, and adrenalin. Excellent.

thatsafactjack on May 8, 2014 at 6:13 PM

There’s a reason the Detroit woman’s siblings now call the grandmother of four “Rambo,” and you don’t want to question the validity of the moniker.

Ok, it wasn’t the media.

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Nice work, young lady.

bernzright777 on May 8, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Owens has an interesting analysis of the psychology of a gunfight. What tends to happen, especially once someone’s hit, is that they’ll wilt (sometimes literally) under the pressure and simply quit in order to stop the fight.

She didn’t.

Though from experience, I have to agree with the assessment.

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:18 PM

I think i have the solution.

Women are allowed to carry guns, men are banned from carrying guns.

Pretty sure that fixes everything.

Can i get a whatwhat, wimmins?

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Good show, granny…

OmahaConservative on May 8, 2014 at 6:20 PM

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Man, you are just stupid on every subject.

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:20 PM

I found most men aren’t willing, they bat an eye, or draw a breath before they shoot. I won’t.

novaculus on May 8, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Women are allowed to carry guns, men are banned from carrying guns.

Pretty sure that fixes everything.

Can i get a whatwhat, wimmins?

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Great idea. Let’s also ban felons from getting guns.

The Notorious G.O.P on May 8, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Obviously, anti-2nd Amendment zealots are waging a war on Grandmas.

Oh, and they’re racist too.

Meople on May 8, 2014 at 6:22 PM

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Man, you are just stupid on every subject.

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Go up to the Headlines thread for some Weapons-Grade…

Del Dolemonte on May 8, 2014 at 6:23 PM

This is wrong. She should have vomited on them instead.

xblade on May 8, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Go up to the Headlines thread for some Weapons-Grade…

Del Dolemonte on May 8, 2014 at 6:23 PM

everdiso must be a Washington Post commenter. :)

22044 on May 8, 2014 at 6:24 PM

She could have formed a “T” with her hands and said “TIME OUT!” and then called the po-po. 15-60 minutes later, the serve and protect could ameliorate the dispute.

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Good for her..:)

Dire Straits on May 8, 2014 at 6:25 PM

The democrats you keep voting for want to take away your gun.

msupertas on May 8, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Who is “you”?

Seems like she’s conservative in at least one way.

You shouldn’t assume that every black person is a liberal.

itsnotaboutme on May 8, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Del Dolemonte on May 8, 2014 at 6:23 PM

There have been some stupid trolls here, but I think this idiot takes the cake.

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Damn! Another non-dead, non-missing woman the liberals can’t use to push their ideas!

WryTrvllr on May 8, 2014 at 6:27 PM

As Mary Katharine would say had you left this for her, Culture of Badassery.

Steve Eggleston on May 8, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Sticks and stones, cozmo, sticks and stones.

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:29 PM

There have been some stupid trolls here, but I think this idiot takes the cake.

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:26 PM

D’ya think it works at looking really stupid or is it a natural gift?

OmahaConservative on May 8, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Del Dolemonte on May 8, 2014 at 6:23 PM

There have been some stupid trolls here, but I think this idiot takes the cake.

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:26 PM

I would say we need new trolls, but each new crop is even more stupid than the last.

Steve Eggleston on May 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Nice work Grandma. Now STOP VOTING DEMOCRAT!

Mojave Mark on May 8, 2014 at 6:31 PM

I think i have the solution.

Women are allowed to carry guns, men are banned from carrying guns.

Pretty sure that fixes everything.

Can i get a whatwhat, wimmins?

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Yes, because all ex-cons willingly disarm themselves because they are banned from possessing firearms…

NotCoach on May 8, 2014 at 6:31 PM

It is not just a right to defend yourself.

You have a DUTY to defend yourself.

KirknBurker on May 8, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Nice street. Good field of fire.
Good response seeing that she was hit before she returned fire.
Look like Hornady 185 grn HP’s or perhaps 230′s (if she was serious) … either one is good round for a fight.

KEEP the initial rule of a successful gun fight in mind ALWAYS:
The Fastest gun in a fight is The ONE ALREADY IN YOUR HAND!

Missilengr on May 8, 2014 at 6:33 PM

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:26 PM

I would say we need new trolls, but each new crop is even more stupid than the last.

Steve Eggleston on May 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Are we sure that the newest crop are actually Trolls? They seem to spend more time howling, making faces and flinging their own poo… IYKWIMAITYD…

oscarwilde on May 8, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Would they have fired at her if they hadn’t seen her go for her gun first, though?

Better question- would anyone be dead right now if none of them had had guns?

Nope. Everyone would be alive.

Well, that seems like a distinctly better result from where I sit.

Tlaloc on May 8, 2014 at 6:39 PM

She should have put up a “no guns zone” sign in her yard.

slickwillie2001 on May 8, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Gun control... it’s working

Willys on May 8, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Can i get a whatwhat, wimmins?

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:19 PM

What????

Who are you calling “wimmins”?

The only “wimmins” I know of are the helpless females on the left who need government to act as their sugar daddy

lineholder on May 8, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Are you calling me a monkey!?!?! you racist!!! i am outraged!!!

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Tlaloc is pretty stupid too.

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Would they have fired at her if they hadn’t seen her go for her gun first, though?

Better question- would anyone be dead right now if none of them had had guns?

Nope. Everyone would be alive.

Well, that seems like a distinctly better result from where I sit.

Tlaloc on May 8, 2014 at 6:39 PM

No dumbass, she’d probably be dead with a knife in her or her skull caved in from a hammer. Knives take skill that she didn’t have. Guns are equalizers for women.

slickwillie2001 on May 8, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Can i get a whatwhat, lineholder?

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Granny got guts. Granny got gun.
Granny gonna’ make da’ goons pay.

CyberCipher on May 8, 2014 at 6:42 PM

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Ladies don’t have a whatwhat.

Wimmins have a whatwhat

lineholder on May 8, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Are you calling me a monkey!?!?! you racist!!! i am outraged!!!

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Who’s the racist here?…..

“I saw them coons once chilling on their porch when i drove by – don’t they know that they were freer pickin cotton and getting tortured at their owner’s whim? Can’t we at least discuss this important and rational question?”

– signed Mr.I.M.Notarascist

everdiso on April 24, 2014 at 1:03 PM

slickwillie2001 on May 8, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Well, that seems like a distinctly better result from where I sit.

Tlaloc on May 8, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Go sit at 65th and Ashland till we don’t ever have to be exposed to your truly imbecilic ramblings.

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Are you calling me a monkey!?!?! you racist!!! i am outraged!!!

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:40 PM

nah, not a monkey. But you sure do act like a boob.

upinak on May 8, 2014 at 6:46 PM

nah, not a monkey. But you sure do act like a boob.

upinak on May 8, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Calling that imbecile a monkey would be an insult to monkeys.

What? Somebody had to say it.

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:48 PM

[flings poop in anger]

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:48 PM

No wonder they call her “Rambo.”

Shouldn’t that be Grambo?

nukemhill on May 8, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Would they have fired at her if they hadn’t seen her go for her gun first, though?

Better question- would anyone be dead right now if none of them had had guns?

Nope. Everyone would be alive.

Well, that seems like a distinctly better result from where I sit.

Tlaloc on May 8, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Good plan, take away everyone’s guns… and I’ll make one in my garage over the weekend. It’s not that difficult you know.

Oh, sorry I know basic chemistry and physics… I can make a gun. Did you forget that bit of information?

Let me guess, new plan… outlaw any knowledge of chemistry and physics in the USA?

Don’t mind me, I’ll leave peacefully… I don’t want to drive on a bridge in a country that outlaws knowledge of basic physics.

Your plan will work but ONLY if you can make people stupid enough. And they’ll need to be REALLY stupid.

Good luck in a country where everyone is required to be stupider than you. That sounds terrifying to me… I’ll certainly avoid ever visiting.

gekkobear on May 8, 2014 at 6:53 PM

gekkobear on May 8, 2014 at 6:53 PM

North Korea

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Criminals in a place like Detroit are wild animals roaming and robbing and killing. Until they get a handle on that city you should either move or get armed.

crankyoldlady on May 8, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Criminals in a place like Detroit are wild animals roaming and robbing and killing. Until they get a handle on that city you should either move or get armed.

crankyoldlady on May 8, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Residents of Detroit have been INSTRUCTED by their police chief to arm themselves for protection.

slickwillie2001 on May 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

She was carrying a .45 ACP. Bet the perps had popguns.

novaculus on May 8, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Brave…and smart too!

NavyMustang on May 8, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Knives take skill that she didn’t have. Guns are equalizers for women.

slickwillie2001 on May 8, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Killing someone with a knife takes a hell of a lot more energy than killing with a gun. You think these idiot pissants would be running all over starting knife fights?

No.

What’s more grandma could have carried any number of non-lethal weapons. You know the great thing about those? Your way there was a real good chance grandma wasn’t fast on the draw and winds up dead. My way everyone lives regardless.

Tlaloc on May 8, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Good plan, take away everyone’s guns… and I’ll make one in my garage over the weekend. It’s not that difficult you know.

gekkobear on May 8, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Of course you will because you value owning a gun over the lives of everyone around you.

Now explain to me why that doesn’t qualify you to be locked away as a sociopath? Seems like prima facie evidence frankly.

Tlaloc on May 8, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Are we sure that the newest crop are actually Trolls? They seem to spend more time howling, making faces and flinging their own poo… IYKWIMAITYD…

oscarwilde on May 8, 2014 at 6:38 PM

I guess it’s appropriate that the flying monkeys are featured in the extension of the “Wizard of Oz” franchise.

Steve Eggleston on May 8, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Detroit the new Democrat model for American cities. All US cities exist along a continuum with Detroit. Detroit, a Democrat Party vote plantation, just is further ahead.

Viator on May 8, 2014 at 7:07 PM

A 45 ACP JHP in the leg… if it got a meaty enough portion, would be VERY bad… like amputation bad. Could have easily gone through without even expanding, though. I’m kind of curious about their condition.

Capricio on May 8, 2014 at 7:09 PM

I think i have the solution.

Women are allowed to carry guns, men are banned from carrying guns.

Pretty sure that fixes everything.

Can i get a whatwhat, wimmins?

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:19 PM

I disagree, but I sure would enjoy watching that being argued in public. Better than any movie or Broadway show.

Kevin K. on May 8, 2014 at 7:13 PM

She brought a gun to a gunfight, instead of only being armed with a cell phone.

Good for her.

portlandon on May 8, 2014 at 7:14 PM

A Constitutionalists is born!

Praise God!

trs on May 8, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Killing someone with a knife takes a hell of a lot more energy than killing with a gun. You think these idiot pissants would be running all over starting knife fights?

No.

What’s more grandma could have carried any number of non-lethal weapons. You know the great thing about those? Your way there was a real good chance grandma wasn’t fast on the draw and winds up dead. My way everyone lives regardless.

Tlaloc on May 8, 2014 at 7:03 PM

What makes you think the assailants wouldn’t have a gun? Because it’s against the law? Hahahahahahahahah! They surly wouldn’t have beat the cr@p out of her to get what they wanted either would they.

Vince on May 8, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Nice looking neighborhood.

Blake on May 8, 2014 at 7:16 PM

A 45 ACP JHP in the leg… if it got a meaty enough portion, would be VERY bad… like amputation bad. Could have easily gone through without even expanding, though. I’m kind of curious about their condition.

Capricio on May 8, 2014 at 7:09 PM

It’s too bad they were only injured, now they get medical care on our dime and probably get some training in prison on how to be better criminals. These are no-doubt fatherless delinquents that are going to kill someone eventually.

slickwillie2001 on May 8, 2014 at 7:19 PM

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Man, you are just stupid on every subject.

cozmo on May 8, 2014 at 6:20 PM

He’s not serious. He can’t be – nobody is that stupid.

8 weight on May 8, 2014 at 7:23 PM

He’s not serious. He can’t be – nobody is that stupid.

8 weight on May 8, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Barry was elected president twice.

slickwillie2001 on May 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Better question- would anyone be dead right now if none of them had had guns?

Nope. Everyone would be alive.

Well, that seems like a distinctly better result from where I sit.

Tlaloc on May 8, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Both the woman and the two attackers are all still alive.

J.S.K. on May 8, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Ainsworth took four hits and still kept coming.

Wow.

New respect for Mo’town chicks…

JohnGalt23 on May 8, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Give that gal a medal, because she deserves one.

Conservchik on May 8, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I distinctly remember jumping up and down when I read the Police Chief’s recommendation that the populace arm themselves !!
Somebody needed to say it (you know, speak common sense) for that logic to sink in, I guess.
Good goin’, granny !!

pambi on May 8, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Gramma was cool as a cucumber. Salutes!

hawkdriver on May 8, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Sticks and stones, cozmo, sticks and stones.

everdiso on May 8, 2014 at 6:29 PM

No, no. It’s not just sticks and stones. He’s right. You’re an idiot. Your entire commentary is comprised of some of the most inane and eye-rolling stupidity I’ve ever read here. Just painful to read your stupid comments. Sorry. But just painful.

Because they’re stupid.

Your comments.

hawkdriver on May 8, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Wow.

New respect for Mo’town chicks…

JohnGalt23 on May 8, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Agreed.

She just needs to work on her aim.

Two in the chest. One in the head.

bigmacdaddy on May 8, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Agreed.

She just needs to work on her aim.

Two in the chest. One in the head.

bigmacdaddy on May 8, 2014 at 8:20 PM

The article linked says she emptied her gun. She’s lucky.

I’d like to see the NRA meet with heroes like her and give her some personal one-on-one training.

slickwillie2001 on May 8, 2014 at 8:27 PM

She is not Rambo. She is American.

J.B. Say on May 8, 2014 at 9:06 PM

…she needed kill spots on all four!

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2014 at 9:41 PM

She is a health care worker, and she was coming home from working a DOUBLE SHIFT. From her implied work ethic, what she experiences at work witnessing ObamaCare in action, and her recent self-defense experience, she may be changing her (presumed) voting habits this year.

fred5678 on May 8, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Gun control idiots need to go through this…. if they are able.

ultracon on May 8, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Video: Detroit grandma wins shootout with two attackers

She’s obviously a racist who hates blacks…I call hate crime here.

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 8, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Way to go Paris (I think that’s what I heard her name is).

Unfortunately, since the scumbags aren’t dead, you may be forced to shoot them again someday, when they get out of jail and come looking for revenge.

dentarthurdent on May 8, 2014 at 10:45 PM

She needs to spend some time at the range. Again, we have a citizen defending and the perps only go to the hospital.

A dead perp cannot sue you. Center mass, center mass. No legs, no arms, center mass.

patch on May 9, 2014 at 1:56 AM

Would they have fired at her if they hadn’t seen her go for her gun first, though?

Better question- would anyone be dead right now if none of them had had guns?

Nope. Everyone would be alive.

Well, that seems like a distinctly better result from where I sit.

Tlaloc on May 8, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Yeah, because young muscular thugs aren’t dangerous until they have guns. That’s why the Middle Ages were so safe and peaceful.

damage done on May 9, 2014 at 7:29 AM

She obviously didn’t shoot them often enough. You haven’t stopped the threat until you reload at least once. (That’s only partly sarcastic.)

Good job, grandma, but get your kids to take you to the range some more. (It should be a family outing!)

GWB on May 9, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Tlaloc is one of those who knows no history or the fact that where there are not guns, there are knives, and they kill too. If some goon wants your stuff, or wants you dead, if you cannot defend yourself, too bad.

People like Tlaloc who focus only on the tool just aren’t very smart.

To your point – if no one had guns, gramma if she resisted from having her stuff taken, would probably have been beaten or stabbed, maybe killed. And the perps would have gotten away free and clear. His imagination is pretty limited. As is his mind.

Zomcon JEM on May 9, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Good for her. However, she’s… a grandma?

PBH on May 9, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Wonder who she voted for?…(rhetorical question)

golds1 on May 9, 2014 at 9:44 AM

I’m impressed – she’s awesome.

Ward Cleaver on May 9, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Good for her. However, she’s… a grandma?

PBH on May 9, 2014 at 9:42 AM

At age 51, she could even be a great-grandmother, if you assume everyone having kids at age 15 or 16.

Ward Cleaver on May 9, 2014 at 9:46 AM

It looks like a nice neighborhood, too (the houses are well-kept). She has a CHL, and trains regularly -she’s on the ball. I’d just worry about their homies, and possible retaliation. She might end up having to defend herself again.

Ward Cleaver on May 9, 2014 at 9:51 AM

A non-professional (police, military) using a strong firearm (.45 verses .32 or .38) shooting at a distance of 20+ feet, while under the stress of already being hit, from multiple attackers – I am IMPRESSED!!
Our trained professionals, especially the police, often don’t react as well, and with such accuracy.
What ever was going through her mind that allowed her to deal with the stress and maintain enough control enough to hit what she was aiming – needs to be taught to all professionals.

Ricks Cafe on May 9, 2014 at 10:01 AM

You shouldn’t assume that every black person is a liberal.

itsnotaboutme on May 8, 2014 at 6:25 PM

While that is true, assuming they are leftists is a pretty good bet and will be correct something like 89% of the time.

earlgrey on May 9, 2014 at 11:54 AM

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