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Melbourne: Rambo Granny..... Fact or Fiction?


Below is a "Copy - Paste" of an E-mail I received....  What do My CAS Brothers at Arms Down-Under know about this story?  Are the statistics accurate?  Dang good story just the same...  ;)  ;)

  Sent: Monday, September 10, 2012 3:13 PM
Subject: Don't turn in your Gun!!! This one you just have to read: "Rambo Granny"

The Rambo Granny of Melbourne , Australia

Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when
two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the
unsuspecting ex-cons down... And shot off their testicles.

"The old lady spent a week hunting those men down and, when she found them,
she took revenge on them in her own special
way,"   said Melbourne police investigator Evan Delp.

Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station,   laid the
gun on the sergeant 's desk and told him as calm as could be:
"Those bastards will never rape anybody again, by God."

Cops say convicted rapist and robber Davis Furth, 33, lost
both his penis and his testicles   when outraged Ava
opened fire with a 9-mm pistol in the hotel room where he and former
prison cell mate Stanley Thomas, 29, were holed up.

The wrinkled avenger also blew Thomas ' testicles to kingdom
come,   but doctors managed to save his
mangled penis, police said. " The one
guy, Thomas, didn 't lose his manhood, but the doctor I talked to said
he won 't be using it the way he used to," Detective Delp told
reporters. "Both men are still in pretty bad shape, but I think
they 're just happy to be alive after what they 've been through."

The Rambo Granny swung into action August 21 after her
granddaughter Debbie was carjacked and raped in broad daylight by two
knife-wielding creeps in a section of town bordering on skid row.
"When I saw the look on my Debbie 's face that night in
the hospital,   I decided I was
going to go out and get those bastards myself 'cause I figured the Law
would go easy on them," ' recalled the retired library worker.
" And I wasn 't scared of them, either - because I 've got
me a gun and I 've been shootin ' all my life.   And I
wasn 't dumb enough to turn it in when the law changed about owning

So, using a police artist 's sketch of the suspects and
Debbie 's description of the sickos, tough-as-nails Ava spent seven days
prowling the wino-infested neighborhood where the crime took place   till she
spotted the ill-fated rapists entering their flophouse hotel.

"I knew it was them the minute I saw 'em, but I shot a
picture of 'em anyway and took it back to Debbie and she said sure as
hell, it was them," the oldster recalled...

"So I went back to that hotel and found their room and
knocked on the door,   and the minute the
big one opened the door, I shot 'em right square between the legs,
right where it would really hurt 'em most, you know. Then I went in and
shot the other one as he backed up pleading to me to spare him.
Then I went down to the police station and turned myself in."

Now, baffled lawmen are trying to figure out exactly how to
deal with the vigilante granny. "What she did was wrong, and she
broke the law, but it is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in
prison," Det. Delp said, "especially when 3 million people in
the city want to nominate her for Mayor."

Australian Gun Law Update

Here 's a thought to warm some of your hearts....
From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia

Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real
figures from Down Under.

It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to
surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by   our own
government, a program costing Australia   taxpayers
more than $500 million dollars.

The first year results are now in:
Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent,
Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent;
Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44

In the state of Victoria
alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.   (Note that
while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not
and criminals still possess their guns!)

While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady
decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically
upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed
that their prey is unarmed.

There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and
assaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home.

Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public
safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was
expended in 'successfully ridding Australian society of guns.... ' You
won 't see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or
members of the State Assembly disseminating this information.

The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the
hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control
laws affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note Americans, before it 's too late!
Will you be one of the sheep to turn yours in?
WHY? You will need it.


Dakota Dan from OZ:

There was no truth in the story.
Dakota  8)

Analysis: Marvelous story without a shred of truth. The tale of "gun-toting granny" Ava Estelle of Melbourne, Australia began circulating via email in 2000, a couple of years after it was first published in the Weekly World News, an American tabloid newspaper famous for its entertaining though factually-challenged content.

An early Usenet posting of the story dated February 7, 2000 contained a link (now defunct) to a reprint of the original text on the WWN website. The original title of the piece, which Aussie readers were quick to recognize as fake because it's heavily laden with American slang, was "Granbo."

Thank You Sir for reporting this story as BUSTED to FICTION!

Nice yarn on the other hand....




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