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    There she shoots, Miss America.....

    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: There she shoots, Miss America.....

    That lady kicks ass!

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    Re: There she shoots, Miss America.....

    She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-caliber handgun.
    The old gal is losing it. Everyone knows that a minimum of a 4" barrel is prudent when firing a .38 Special in concert with a walker.
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    Re: There she shoots, Miss America.....

    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaRam View Post
    The old gal is losing it. Everyone knows that a minimum of a 4" barrel is prudent when firing a .38 Special in concert with a walker.

    I think it was the tennis balls on the walker legs that reduced the recoil sufficienlty enough to enable Venus to maintain her shooting position in case the need to get off a second shot would have been necessary.
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    Re: There she shoots, Miss America.....

    valid lesson to be learned boys....... dont mess with a girl no matter how old they are!

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