[Video] Poet Maya Angelou Says She Likes Having Guns Around and Recalls How She Fired at Intruder

April 5 2013
by GSL Staff
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Remarks on guns begin around the 3:00 mark.

Renowned poet and author Maya Angelou admitted in a recent interview with Time that she inherited her mother’s passion for self defense.

Angelou says she enjoys having guns around in case she needs to defend herself.

The author also recounts the story of how she used a gun to scare off an intruder at her North Carolina home.

According to Wikipedia,

Maya Angelou is an American author and poet. She has published six autobiographies, five books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years. She has received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of seventeen, and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

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