USA –-(Ammoland.com)- “Mom Runs Burglars Off with Gun,” Damali Keith of MyFoxHouston reports.
“A couple of burglars chose the wrong woman to pick on,” she writes. “They came sneaking into her house, and she sent them running out. Perhaps they didn’t count on the woman fighting back, but that’s just what she did.”
“Conventional wisdom” says kids and guns don’t mix. The gun she used to repel the home invader was a .22 rifle that belonged to her son.
“Conventional wisdom” says get a dog for home defense. She had two, including a 200-pound English Mastiff, that the intruders were able to lock in a bathroom. Having neither a mind capable of tactical thought nor hands with which to open a door, the dog proved useless.
“Conventional wisdom” says give assailants what they want or they may hurt or kill you. What if that is what they want?
“Conventional wisdom” says dial 911 and let the police handle things. That, perhaps, is the most chilling thing about this story, as we learn from her 10-year-old son:
“I started calling 911. I called five times. They kept hanging up on me”
We learn that “after about 25 minutes of trying to call 911, deputies arrived.”
Admittedly, the story indicates the woman really wasn’t prepared and trained for home defense, as she fired the gun without meaning to. But that was enough to cause the burglars to flee, leaving her and her son unharmed.
True conventional wisdom, at least among people who actually have it, says we all should have the means to defend ourselves, our homes and our children, and that includes having the training and a plan to do so effectively.
Let’s hope this fortunate family takes the lessons the mom learned in her terrifying encounter and invests in preparedness for all its members.
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About David Codrea
David Codrea is a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He is a field editor for GUNS Magazine, and a blogger at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance. Read more at www.DavidCodrea.com.