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Don't mess with Granny!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Nick Burkhardt, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    74 YEAR OLD WOMAN STOPS ATTACK WITH WARNING SHOT

    MyColumbiaBasin.com | Local News, Sports, Weather and Information. - Armed woman stops assault

    Justin Doss mugshot, 23, was at the skate park and allowing his dog to roam free. The dog aggressively approached Nancy Ashworth, 74, and to fend off a potential attack, she used pepper spray on the canine. Doss didn’t like that. He approached the elderly woman cursing, screaming and shaking his fist. He acted as if he was going to hit her, and then raised his skateboard, holding it much like a baseball bat according to witness accounts and began swinging it at her.

    Ashworth was hit once, on the back of the head, but did not suffer a serious injury. Being scared for her life, she retrieved a pistol from her pocket and fired a shot into the air. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says he will present the state’s case against Doss to a grand jury tomorrow.
     
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  2. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    This punk hit a 74yo woman in public and is still breathing?
    There were witnesses to this and he's still alive:angry:.............WTF?
     
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    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    Too bad she didn't shoot him.
     
  4. bestfromnw

    bestfromnw se portland Member

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    way to go granny.
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Well,it's kinda stupid to pull the gun and not dispatch the POS. In this case he did BTFO but doesn't mean they all will.He could have easily killed her with one blow,had he placed that board on her head perfectly.
    Plus where did the round go?
     
  6. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Granny needs some remedial marksmanship training . . .

    Sheldon
     
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  7. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    NOTE: Police Chief Stuart Roberts confirms that Ashworth had a concealed carry permit and would have been within her rights, by law, if she had shot and killed Doss as he was attacking her.
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Shoulda maced both dogs.
     
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  9. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I was on a Trimet bus in motion a few years ago and saw a kid push over a very old man at Pioneer Square. No one near helped the old guy or cared. I would have 'intervened.'

    Just validation that being armed is wise. NO ONE is ever going to help you and cops will never be there for you (except to write you a speeding ticket).
     
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  10. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Well, she probably has a grandson herself and I'll bet he pi$$ed himself when she fired that warning shot. So she didn't probably fire a double tap after that. She would have been justified and probably had more restraint than me. Looking forward to reading about her in the next issue of American Rifleman.

    Brutus out
     
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  11. Rotty

    Rotty Skagit County Active Member

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    I suppose some folks need to learn respect the hard way.
     
  12. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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  13. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Of course gov has to use it as an excuse to add more and more surveillance cameras for our 'surveillance state'; even in the small town. Gov never lets a good problem-reaction go by without their own solution that invades on the average person's privacy.

    All for 'false safety' and that comfy/cozy feeling the sheep get knowing someone is watching over them.
     
  14. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    There already is a camera covering the Rada Skate Park
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    See cam6 at the far left

    Earlier this summer a camera on the river walk path captured another 23 year old stalking a female jogger while holding the metal pipe he used to bash her skull in.
     
  15. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    But the camera was supposed to stop that from happening right? Not just cost money and further a political career. :rolleyes:
     
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  16. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    To foster the devils position - she could be charged. Where did that bullet come down? Whom did she put at risk.

    If you have to fire a shot, it is best if the bullet stops after you hit what to were shooting at.
     
  17. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A more detailed article:

    Nancy Ashworth, 74, pulled her Ruger .38 caliber revolver and fired a single round into the air last Thursday to fend off an attacker in Pendleton.

    That man, Justin Doss, 23, now faces charges, including a serious felony.
    Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts said Ashworth, who recently located to Pendleton from Portland, walked with her dog along the Rudy Rada Skate Park about 6:30 p.m. while Doss was there with his Labrador retriever. The dog was off leash and unsupervised, Roberts said, which is in violation of city laws, and then was aggressive toward Ashworth.

    She shot the dog with pepper spray, Roberts said. And while pepper spray isn’t a good deterrent for dogs, it foiled the Lab as Ashworth walked by. But Doss, with skateboard in hand, yelled, cursed and hustled after her, Roberts said.

    Doss feigned punching the woman, as though he wanted to make her flinch, Roberts said, then swung the skateboard and struck Ashworth on the back of her head. She removed the revolver from a pocket and fired into the air.

    “She didn’t mean to shoot him,” Roberts said. “It was more of a scare tactic.”
    Police arrived within minutes. Roberts said Doss had a different version of events, but witnesses supported Ashworth’s side of the fracas. Police hauled Doss to the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton.
    Ashworth didn’t suffer a serious injury, Roberts said, but still experienced pain from the blow Tuesday, when Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus took the case to a grand jury. The grand jury indicted Doss on charges of second-degree assault, a felony, as well as misdemeanors of menacing, recklessly endangering another person and second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Roberts said Ashworth’s ongoing pain was a factor in the assault charge, which can carry a mandatory minimum sentence of five years, 10 months in prison. There are exceptions, though, for offenders who don’t have prior serious felony convictions.

    Doss could fit that category. Roberts said Pendleton police have dealt with Doss for trespassing, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and similar minor offenses.

    Yet Roberts said he wasn’t surprised Doss acted out the way he did, given the crowd he runs with.
    But Roberts also expressed concern about Ashworth firing the gun. The bullet traveled somewhere, he said, but it’s hard to say where. It hasn’t been found — but could have been deadly.

    Ashworth has a right to have a gun and has a concealed to carry permit, Roberts said, and given the threat she perceived she was within her right to use the gun for her defense. But she also risked losing the gun to a stronger adversary when she took it out during a confrontation, Roberts said.
    Roberts said he didn’t think Doss nor Ashworth set out that evening to do harm. And maybe none of it would have happened if the dog was on leash and under control.

    Doss remains in jail on $80,000 bond. He has an appearance Thursday afternoon in circuit court in Pendleton where he likely will face charges from the indictment.
     
  19. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, when being attacked its best NOT to pull your gun out to defend yourself against a stronger opponent in a physical confrontation, because they could wind up taking it away from you. You should wait until after they leave, just to be safe.... What an asinine statement if ever there was one.

    As for a warning shot... Those should only paint the backstop with your intended target's innards from the exit wound.
     
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  20. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    "WILL LIKELY FACE CHARGES" . . . What a crock. He should be the honored guest at a funeral!
    I understand why the lady didn't want blood on her hands BUT, Roberts should be run out of town for even suggesting she shouldn't have used her revolver.
    I am pleased to know that she had a gun with her. That should be a lesson for all of us.
    If you don't protect yourself the police are there to investigate your unfortunate demise!!!!!!

    Sheldon
     
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