"Long as they're on the outside, I won't bother you, but coming in, I was taught to defend myself."Wise words that should have been heeded by some career-criminal nut-job who pounded on her door.
The police showed up (later) and helpfully reloaded her revolver for her. Hmmm.
See: Elderly Des Moines Woman Fires Shot at Intruder
BURGLARS BEWARE: Eighty-nine-year-old greets intruder with gun
Elderly Des Moines woman shoots at intruder early today
Update - compare this the elderly woman, Patty Konie, that was stripped of her gun in New Orleans. Gun Confiscation After Katrina