Just the presence of a firearm stops thousands of crimes, and we all need to acknowledge that fact.
If you want to have the “she should have called 911” discussion, I’m open to that but you’ll need to definitively ask yourself is at what point should you dial 911?
In the video, should the woman had called the police when her “who is it?” question was left unanswered? The second time? At the third set of knocks, the would-be criminal starting working the door knob, and at that point it would have been too late to turn and make the phone call.
Just the sight of the firearm – correctly held in her hand by the way – stopped the threat. The guy may have turned and ran, but for effect the guy passes out at the sight of a woman pointing a gun at him.
As a side note, the firearm held by the actress is the exact same make and model – a Glock 19 – used by the Virginia Tech shooter who killed 32 and wounded 17 in April 2007.
Gotta love R. Lee Ermey as the EMT. He’s part of Team Glock and a spokesperson for the company.