NBC reported on this Second Amendment nightmare:
Through investigation, officers learned that a minor was fundraising when she knocked on a door to a home. When a man answered the door, he apparently pointed a gun at the girl, authorities said.
The minor’s father witnessed the gun being pointed at his daughter and called police, officials said.
“At this time we don’t know exactly know what provoked the male to do that. It’s still under investigation. We do know, that’s all (the girl) was doing, she was just trying to sell cookies,” Albert Martinez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said.
Officers recovered a weapon as evidence and arrested John Dodrill, 59, without incident. Dodrill was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on $25,000 bail.
Reacting quickly, the NRA recommended that in the future, girls selling cookies approach potential customers wearing body armor and in heavily-armed teams of four. “Cookie girls should be packing .40 caliber semi-autos, at a minimum,” advised NRA executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre.
“But on the other hand,” LaPierre notes, “the average citizen has to beware of short women posing as girls selling cookies. So they should definitely continue to challenge anyone coming to their door. Especially with Do-si-dos.” LaPierre recommends a tactical Mossberg shotgun and an AR-15 as a minimum defense for the homeowner against armed squadrons of fake cookie salesgirls.