She’s Barack Obama’s worst nightmare — a law-abiding, self-supporting, pistol-packing, Donald Trump-supporting granny who defended herself against a jailbird mugging suspect by shooting him in the chest.
Call her Granny Oakley or Dirty Harriet — she answers to either name. What matters is how she handled herself late Monday night as she returned home from working the night shift to her apartment in Manchester, N.H.
The recidivist thug was 23 years old, 5-ll, 200 pounds. Granny Oakley is 65 years old, 4-11, 105 pounds. The punk jumped out of a car and ran up in front of her.
“He said something to me like, ‘Hey, you, I want …’ Maybe it was, ‘I want your purse.’ As soon as his left arm reached me, that’s when I pulled out my gun and I shot him.”
Now he’s in jail, recovering from a chest wound. He’s done time for threatening a woman with a knife.
On my radio show Friday, I asked Dirty Harriet if the punk had any last words after she plugged him.
“He said, ‘Ow?!’ ” She made it sound like a question. He obviously hadn’t been expecting to come down with lead poisoning.
“He said, ‘Ow!?’ Then he hit the ground, face first.”‘
Donald Trump happily recounted the tale of the gun-totin’ granny to the nation Thursday night during his speech in Burlington Vt.
“It’s such a beautiful story,” he told the cheering crowd, and he’s right. Not only does it have a happy ending, it also includes a moral, but not one that Obama wants Americans to understand.
“That gun was my only defense, my only option,” she was saying. “That gentleman was a foot taller than me. There was no other way I could have overpowered him.”
By the way, Dirty Harriet has yet to get her shout-out from Obama. But then, she’s no Clock Boy. Obama was too busy this week getting ready for his gun-grab “town hall forum” on CNN. In case you’re one of the 99.99 percent of America that didn’t bother to tune in, here are a couple of quotes from Obama that sum up the event:
“There’s nothing we’ve proposed that would make it harder for you to purchase a firearm.”
Which he followed up with five minutes later: “What will at least be consistent across the country is that it’s a little bit harder to get a gun.”
In other words: If you like your gun, you can keep your gun. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
Granny actually watched the CNN massage Thursday night. She picked up the not-so-subtle message: When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns … and Obama’s OK with that.
I asked Granny what would have happened to her Monday night if she hadn’t been packing heat.
“At the very minimum, I would have lost my purse, the money I worked hard for, my personal effects, everything. At worst …” She paused. “At worst, I’m not doing this interview, that’s for sure.”
The Manchester cops had to confiscate Granny Oakley’s .32-caliber Kel-Tec. So her neighbor lent her one of his spare roscoes, a .380.
“A little bulky, a little big for me,” she said. “So I have a .25 auto, I’d lent it out, I went and picked it back up.”
I asked Granny Oakley if she had any final words.
“I would just say to people, especially women, and especially older women like me, go out and arm yourselves. We’re supposed to be weaker, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There is a common sense way to own firearms.”
Why do I have this funny feeling that Granny Oakley will be appearing soon at a Donald Trump rally near you?
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