That picture is...unfortunate.
I have to say I agree with the author. that is not a good picture.
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You guys are a tough crowd. Would I pose for that photo? No. But then, I'm not an 18 year old mother who just shot an intruder, lost my husband the week before, and had to ask a 911 operator for legal/tactical advice. I'd cut her some slack.
I was just about to edit my post to say something like that.
I can't really say how I would've acted being put into that position at 18.
Being put into that situation at any age sucks, but 18. Wow.
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I think that photo is actually a still from one of the interview videos where she was demonstrating where she was standing, etc. Perhaps not an ideal move either, but I don't think it's staged for that shot. Is that a single action type revolver hanging in her support hand?
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