A Good Gal With a Gun

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“God created men, Colonel Colt made them equal

Old West Adage




He picked on the wrong mother:

An armed, off-duty Brazilian military police officer was hailed as a hero Sunday after surveillance footage showed how she foiled a robbery on a family near a school.

Katia da Silva Sastre, 42, was standing near a group of women and children outside a Sao Paulo private school when the gunman, identified as 21-year-old Elivelton Neves Moreira, attempted to rob them at gunpoint. The women were celebrating a Mother’s Day event.

Little did the gunman know, Sastre was carrying a pistol of her own and shot Moreira three times in the chest, according to the Daily Mail. The footage showed Moreia falling backward onto the street and kicking the gun out of his reach.

Moreia later died in the hospital, according to The Sun.

Sastre was attending the event with her daughter when the gunman approached.

“I didn’t know if he was going to shoot the kids or the mothers or the security guard at the school door,” she said. “I just thought about defending the moms, the children, my own life and my daughter’s.”

Go here to read the rest.  A gun is a tool, no better and no worse than the man or woman wielding it.




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  1. The best thing about a gun? It makes it so that it’s really, really hard for predators to choose safe targets.

    This won’t remove all attacks. But it removes a lot, and keeps folks who are tempted to evil from committing it, getting the “rewards,” and becoming worse.

  2. In a word, “Wow!”

    In CCW class, the constant warning by the teachers are “clear line of fire, clear line of fire”.

    Fortunately, this mom, an off-duty cop, more or less had that: the other mom and the little girl were on the other side of the Mr Hood and it was a little dicey, especially with a large-bore auto MP. Glad it turned out ok.

    Also, it take brass to carry a loaded .45 ACP or 9mm semi-auto on your person. When you take that safety off, your life can change. Forever.

    Glad it worked out ok for her and now Elivelton can explain it all to God.

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