Two crooks in Detroit messed with the wrong woman Saturday night. They pulled their guns on a .45 packin’ CPL holder who was ready and able to use her gun to defend her life.
“If I wouldn’t have had my gun I would be dead today,” Paris Ainsworth told news reporters. She was shot 4 times in the shootout, but she had 8 hollow point .45 caliber bullets ready for her attackers.
It all happened on Saturday night when Ainsworth got home from work from a double shift. She pulled up to her house and noticed two men walking closer to her car. Being a CPL holder allowed her to quickly put her .45 in her pocket before she stepped outside her vehicle. According to a Detroit news network,
“He said, ‘Don’t pull it,’ and he shot immediately,'” said Ainsworth.
She was hit three times in the side and once in the hand. It was not her shooting hand.
After the crooks ran off Ainsworth applied pressure on her wounds and waited on a neighbor’s porch for police to arrive. The two would-be robbers ended up at the same hospital where Ainsworth was receiving care and police were able to nab the suspects. One of the crooks had a two gun shot wounds, one in each of his legs.
“I’m extremely proud of her because she was able to return fire back. She had something to protect herself. If she didn’t, she would be dead,” said Ainsworth’s sister, Twila Ainsworth.
This was not the first time Paris Ainsworth was confronted with crime in Detroit. She still has the scar from 10 years ago when a robber hit her on the head with a gun. This time she was prepared to fight back, receiving her concealed pistol license 2 years ago.
“This is ludicrous, the way that they are just robbing and trying to take stuff from people, and killing people,” she said.
She praises Detroit police for the help they gave that night, but she is convinced that law-abiding citizens need to protect themselves.
“He didn’t shoot me because he felt that I was going to shoot him. He didn’t care. He just shot. He didn’t look like, ‘Oh my God I shouldn’t have.’ He just had the devil in him,” she said.
Ainsworth is 51 years old. She has four grandsons and works in health care. She has two handguns and trains regularly.
“I thank God that I’m here with my family. It was horrible. I never want to see anything like that again,” she said.
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