…the police are only an hour and 15 minutes away.
“I turned off all the lights, went to my bedroom, closed the blinds because you also can see in my bedroom from where he was, and called 911,” says Murphey.
“When you called 911 to the time they showed up. The officer showed up, how long was that?” Yami asked. “An excess of an hour, maybe an hour and 15 minutes. I can’t tell you specifically, but over an hour,” says Murphey.
As a fellow gun blogger (who is no longer blogging) once said:
“Your safety and protection is your job. The constables are just there to mark where the bodies ended up.”
–Phil of Random Nuclear Strikes (http://www.softgreenglow.com/wp/)
To her credit, the grandmother in this story was properly armed and was prepared to defend herself and her family, but it drives home how important that aspect is. You cannot count on anyone else to defend you so you’d better be properly equipped and ready to do it yourself.
Or…I guess you can just call 911 and hope for the best.