A woman in Alabama learn the hard way that keeping an unloaded gun for self-defense, especially far away from your body, is basically useless, and may possibly make the situation worse if presented to the situation in its unloaded state. If you aren't comfortable carrying your handgun, or carrying it loaded, then it's time to increase that confidence with some quality professional training and lots of practice. This isn't the first time we've talked about this subject, so before you go on to the story below, check out our post from nearly 3 years ago - Carry Condition: it makes a difference.
From the news report:
IRONDALE, AL (WBRC) -
Irondale police are searching for two suspects after a woman was shot in the chest during a robbery early on Tuesday.
Irondale police say the shooting happened after two men followed the woman and her boyfriend home to Hunter Ridge Apartments from a convenience store in Roebuck.
Irondale Detective Michael Mangina said the two armed men forced the couple out if their car at gunpoint, hoping to get money and the car stereo.
Mangina said the female victim got her unloaded handgun out of her car, but the suspects shot her.
Both suspects are still on the loose and believe to still be armed.
Stay Aware, Stay Safe, and Train Hard.