When the sheriff or cops are 35 minutes away and someone, seeming raging mad, is trying to get into your house you better hope you have a gun. No gun for protecting your life in your home could mean when the sheriff arrives he might just be calling the coroner instead of the paramedics. I was watching a new show on TV called 911 emergency. This episode was about an old granny that was 5' tall and maybe 120 lbs. It was 2:30 a.m. her husband was at work and she was alone. Some man that seemed in a total rage was trying to get into her house. She called 911 and the dispatch at 911 said she had officers in route and for her not to hand up the phone. The officers were minimum 35 minutes away. Her husband at work was 2 hours away. The dispatch asked if she could get into a room to be safe. She said she wasn't about to go into a bathroom with no way out if the intruder came inside. She said she had a 16ga. shotgun and as the man was continuing trying to gain entry she decided to get the shotgun. She said she knew how to use it but would only use it if the man got inside. Dispatch said the officers said she had full right to defend her life if it came to that. The officers were still a ways out while the man kept pounding on all the doors and windows. The woman was scared to death of what might happen if the man got inside. The man took a chair from outside and smashed through a window and then he climbed inside the house. The old woman pointed the shotgun at the man as she told the dispatch she didn't want to kill the man and if the man would stop coming at her she wouldn't shoot him. Well the man kept coming at her, still acting raging mad, and she finally pulled the trigger hitting the man center chest dropping him right there dead as a door nail. She cried to the dispatcher saying oh my God I killed him. The dispatch told her she did what she had to do. The officers arrived about a minute after she shot the man. The man was drunk and hopped up on some kind of drugs. He evidently thought he was at his home. No charges were filed against granny. She is alive thanks to her having a shotgun and was trained how to use it. No telling if she would be alive if she didn't have that shotgun. When the cops or help are 35 minutes away you could be glad you have a gun. Let those scared of owning a gun or the bad guys be the ones the coroner pronounces dead instead of you. No a gun provides no guarantee it will spare your life but having no gun is much more likely you could lose your life before help arrives.