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    Armed Miss America 1944 stops intruder

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    WAYNESBURG, Ky. - Miss America 1944 has a talent that likely has never appeared on a beauty pageant stage: She fired a handgun to shoot out a vehicle's tires and stop an intruder. Venus Ramey, 82, confronted a man on her farm in south-central Kentucky last week after she saw her dog run into a storage building where thieves had previously made off with old farm equipment.

    Ramey said the man told her he would leave. "I said, 'Oh, no you won't,' and I shot their tires so they couldn't leave," Ramey said.

    She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-caliber handgun.

    "I didn't even think twice. I just went and did it," she said. "If they'd even dared come close to me, they'd be 6 feet under by now."

    Ramey then flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911.

    Curtis Parrish of Ohio was charged with misdemeanor trespassing, Deputy Dan Gilliam said. The man's hometown wasn't immediately available. Three other people were questioned but were not arrested.

    After winning the pageant with her singing, dancing and comedic talents, Ramey sold war bonds and her picture was adorned on a B-17 that made missions over Germany in World War II, according to the Miss America Web site.

    Ramey lived in Cincinnati for several years and was instrumental in helping rejuvenate Over-the-Rhine historic buildings. She returned to Kentucky in 1990 to live on her farm.

    "I'm trying to live a quiet, peaceful life and stay out of trouble, and all it is, is one thing after another," she said.

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    Re: Armed Miss America 1944 stops intruder

    That is one bad-ass old bitch!
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    Re: Armed Miss America 1944 stops intruder

    That's awesome! She's a bad grand-motha!

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    Re: Armed Miss America 1944 stops intruder

    Ah! The right to own a handgun & defend oneself!

    A Constitutional right that a lot of people want to take away from us.


    What could have happened to he, had she not had a gun?
    ???

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    Re: Armed Miss America 1944 stops intruder

    "singersp" wrote:
    Ah! The right to own a handgun & defend oneself!

    A Constitutional right that a lot of people want to take away from us.


    What could have happened to he, had she not had a gun?
    ???
    She could have lost all of her stuff, but worse yet she could have been killed by the criminal who got his gun from the black market.

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