8.20.2008

Granny With a Gun

CNN Video has a clip about great-grandmother Lena Smith holding a burglar at gun point until the police arrive. And it's a heart-warming, elder-empowerment story.

Now let's imagine the equally plausible possibility that she had a little bit of dementia and shot the mailman.

Seniors with guns is an increasing social issue, and one that is going to be repeatedly tragic in the coming years.

1 comment:

walter g said...

I am not sure that all seniors with guns will cause a problem. There are always exceptions to the rule. I t is up to the family members to access the situation to determine when the appropriate time has come to remove the weapons.