Formerly Anti-Gun Writer Arms Herself Against A Stalker

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Jennifer Willis, a freelance writer from Portland, Oregon, recently published a column about her decision to arm herself after several traumatic exchanges with a stalker. In the story, she details her aversion to firearms that drove her to resist the suggestion of friends and police officers who told her to protect herself against her aggressor while his antagonism continued. Slowly, however, she adapted. She learned to how to shoot and defend herself, ultimately taking her life back with the very tool she once feared. Originally aired 10/22/2010.