When a Harlem thug saw Margaret Johnson, a grandmother who has been
confined to a wheelchair since a 2001 injury, he thought he had an
easy target. The friendly Johnson said hello to the man, but
according to police, he responded by grabbing her around the neck in
an attempt to steal her necklace. But he had underestimated Johnson,
an NRA member and accomplished target shooter who was on her way to
the gun range. She reached for her registered pistol and shot her
assailant, sending him running. "There's not much to it. Somebody
tried to mug me and I shot him," said Johnson. "It was very scary."
Police caught up with Johnson's assailant half a block away.
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