So the moral of the story.. she should have had a 12 gauge.
Why should she have had a 12 gauge? she stopped the attack with what she had. Why does everybody have to have a body? Why should she have to live with the fact she killed a man and have to live in the house where she had to clean up his remains? Why are you so eager to have body bags filled? Is killing people a hobby of yours, do you get all excited when you hear about dead people with their brains scattered all over the place? Is that what you want your children to live with?
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.