’I once stopped an old lady for speeding on the highway…’

A story once told by a Minnesota state trooper:

I made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speeding on MN State Highway 210 at Mile Marker 197, just east of McGregor, MN.

I asked for her driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.

The lady took out the required information and handed it to me. In with the cards I was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age) to see she had a Conceal Carry Permit.

I looked at her and asked if she had a weapon in her possession at this time.

She responded that she indeed had a .45 automatic in her glove box.

Something — body language, the way she said it — made me want to ask if she had any other firearms. She then admitted to also having a 9mm Glock in her center console. Now I had to ask her one more time if that was all. She responded once again that she had just one more, a .38 special in her purse.

I then asked her what she was afraid of.

She looked me right in the eye and said, ’Not a f—ing thing!’