A violent encounter is likely to be over very quickly. The police are minutes away - even assuming you can call before the crime occurs.
Police say a woman was shot to death in front of her two children in east Kansas City.Talking to a 911 operator is a good thing, and getting police to the scene of a crime as fast as possible is a good thing. They don't guarantee your safety however. Now having a gun will not guarantee your safety either. There are no guarantees in this life save for death and taxes. For my part, I will take an active part in my own defense whenever possible.
Police found the woman's body early Saturday morning when responding to a 911 hang-up call.
Police said a man who was with her was also shot and suffered life-threatening wounds.