Lulu Campbell is a 57-year old Filipina who owns 13 convenience stores in and around Macon, Georgia. Her deceased husband was a police officer and he taught her how to shoot. She owns several guns and she always carries one on her hip.
At 2:00 AM last Saturday morning she was confronted by two armed robbers while seated in her Toyota Tundra pickup truck in her driveway. One of the criminals was at the driver’s window and the other was standing in front of the truck, both pointing guns at her. All windows of the truck were in the rolled-up position. The crook at the side window shouted “Give me the f—— money and open the f—— door! ”
The lessons to be learned from this story is that you can shoot through auto glass and mindset is your most important asset in a self-defense situation. The news story quotes Ms. Campbell as follows:
“I hurt my back (pushing the seat back to avoid the shot),” she said. “I saw the guy in front of me, and I said, ‘Oh my God, there are two of them.’ I said I’m going to take one of them with me. That’s what was in my head.”
It’s one’s personal decision but a defensive warrior mindset that says “I’m not going to let them do this to me” has saved many a woman from being raped, robbed or killed. Al Capone famously said, “You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.” I’d paraphrase that for the law-abiding citizen who lawfully carries a firearm this way, “You are much safer with a gun and a defensive warrior mindset than you are with a gun alone.”