- Hello,I'm Mike Still,
and today we're gonna talk aboutthe Kopp sisters:
the original lady badasses.
- Cheers.- Cheers.
So our story starts in 1914 in Paterson, New Jersey,
and Constance Kopp and her sisters Norma and Fleurette
go out to lunch.
They're eating sandwiches and 1914 drinks,
and all of of a sudden, they hear this loud noise.
Beep, beep! [mimics explosion]
[mimics tires screeching]
[mimics horse whinnying]
[mimics horn honking]
So their horse-and-carriage cart was smashed
by an automobile.
Who was drivingthis automobile?
It was Henry Kaufman.
He was a mean little guy
who owned the Paterson silk-dyeing corporation.
Constance comes out and she's like, yo!
What the [bleep] happened to my buggy?
Ah, I don't know.
You're a woman.
I'm Henry Kaufman. I'm the king of silk.
I'm not gonna worry about some horse and buggy bullshit.
So he drives off in his car,
but Constance was just like, no.
We're not gonna let this guy walk over us.
We're going to e-mail--
We're gonna write him a letterand say, "Give me 50 bucks.
Give us 50 bucks," so they go home to their farm
and she sends a letter to Henry Kaufman.
Doesn't hear a response.
So a few weeks go by, and a brick goes through
their farmhouse window.
Oh, my God. What's that?
I don't know, a brick.
Who would do it? I don't know.
A week later, Norma went out to the outhouse
behind the farmhouse
and boom! Boom!
She was getting shot at!
She runs back inside.
I was trying to take a dump
and I was getting shot at!
So the Kopp sisters are starting to get so pissed off
about this, so they go to the county prosecutor,
and they say, "Look, we're getting harassed,
"we're getting threatened.
"You need to help us out here.
You need to send some people over to our farm."
And he's like, I don't know.
I don't believe you.
There's no proof. There's no proof.
But the sheriff of Bergen County, Robert Heath,
overheard what they were talking about,
and Sheriff Heath was like, I'll help you, little ladies.
I'll teach you how to help yourself.
So Sheriff Heath gives all three of the Kopp sisters
So he taught themhow to use the guns.
Aim at your target.
He let them hold the guns
and kiss guns.
Whatever you do to guns.
And that's a fact.