A Hero

Kathy Jackson linked an article about a woman who was forced to defend her life and that of her children.

The woman heard someone trying to break in, so she and her children “retreated” to a “safe” area of the house, but the bad guy found them anyway. The mother shot him with her .38 Revolver (the article does not specify).

The article quotes her husband…

“My wife is a hero. She protected her kids. She did what she was supposed to do as a responsible, prepared gun owner,” Donnie Herman said.

I love this so much. I love it because he says …”what she was supposed to do as a responsible, prepared gun owner.”

Emphasis mine.

As gun owners we prepare.

Many anti gun people think that those of us who carry are reckless, blood thirsty killers. We are not. I am not. What I am, is a person who trains for the possibility that I might, once again, meet up with the worst of society and in that case, I would like to be prepared to defend my life and that of my children. As a responsible gun owner, I prepare.

This woman did nothing wrong. Nothing. In fact she did everything right.

She did what she was suppose to do as a responsible, prepared gun owner. I do not know how she prepared or trained, but in that moment she did not ask for, she did what she needed to do.

How do you suppose this story would have ended if she hadn’t had a gun? If she was not prepared how might have this gone?

She did what she as a responsible, prepared, gun owner should have done. Even so, her road ahead will most likely not be an easy one. She did everything right and because of a monster, she will still pay a price. Thank God that price was not with her life or that of one of her children.

Her husband is not alone. As a responsible and prepared gun owner, she is my also hero.

4 thoughts on “A Hero

  1. Now that’s gun control 5 out of 6 a hit. Sounds like it was loaded with round nose bullets. A notoriously bad stopper in .38

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