It's safe to say that the majority of Idahoans are gun owners.

Did that deter a hoodlum from trying to carjack a Boise woman? No. No it did not.

Monday morning around 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Kootenai and South Hilton, an unidentified Boise woman was dropping her 9-year-old daughter off at school. She proceeded to drive off as a man ran in front of her car, forcing her to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting him. He then proceeded to open her driver's side door and attack the woman.

He came to the driver's side door of my car and opened it and demanded my keys and my purse and when I refused to give it to him he started hitting me in the head multiple times.

The woman says even though she was fighting back, the carjacker did not let up his assault.

He got my face once, and my forehead once, and when that didn't work he grabbed my hair and began pulling me out of my car and I finally said 'OK, OK, that's enough stop! I'll give you my purse.

That's when the woman went on the offense and took advantage of the situation.

When I turned to give him my purse, I reached in my center console and I grabbed my gun and I pointed it at him, and it scared him off.

She claims the man ran off into an alley after the gun was drawn. The suspect is still at large.

If you have any information about the would-be carjacker, contact Boise Police.