2 months, 2 weeks ago
It’s not just a fantasy, it really happens, and it happens all of the time, contrary to what you might be led to believe by the main stream media.
First up, there is this report from Texas.
Rebbie Roberson wasn’t having it.A man wearing a mask and gloves was standing in her house after he broke in Sunday night.“When I started to get up, he was in here on me with a gun facing me right to my face,” she told CNN affiliate KSLA.But the 74-year-old grandmother from Bowie County, Texas, had something for him.“I reached over there (a nearby table) and grabbed this gun. And when I swerved around, I pointed it at him and he ran.”As the intruder hightailed it out of her house, Roberson gave chase, firing her .38-caliber revolver at the fleeing man.“I tried to kill him,” she said. “Anybody break in on me, I’m going to kill them. He’s going to kill me or I’m going to kill him.”
It was the first time — and she hopes the last — that Roberson ever had to use her weapon.
Next, there is this report from North Carolina.
Kay Dickinson kept her gun in the bedroom of her Wilmington, North Carolina, apartment — right on top of a Bible on her headboard, WWAY-TV reported.
But the StarNews reported that over the course of the year that she’d owned her gun, she’d never fired it.
What happened to Dickinson Monday night changed all of that.
She came home around 11 p.m. after work, turned the key to her door and then a man she’d passed turned around, grabbed her from behind and forced her inside her apartment, the StarNews reported. And he had a gun, Dickinson said.
“We had a tussle, and he choked me and gagged me, and I dropped everything right there in the kitchen,” she told the StarNews. “He knew my name, he knew my boyfriend’s name, and he was like, ‘Give me the money.’”
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In the bedroom, he tied Dickinson’s hands behind her back with a belt and wrapped a cellphone charger cord around her mouth, the StarNews said. But while the intruder searched her apartment, the paper said Dickinson managed to wriggle her hands free.
“I got loose from the belt,” she told WWAY. “And I had a gun sitting on a Bible on my headboard. I jumped up on the bed, grabbed the gun, turned around and just pulled the trigger.”
Dickinson fired one shot, and it hit the intruder in the chest, the StarNews said. He headed down the hall but fell down in her doorway where he soon died.
She had never fired the gun, and it was sitting atop a Bible. Pardon me while I smile and chuckle, but that is absolutely rich.
So much for the notion that people who haven’t been trained in all of those super secret stress management ninja warrior techniques can’t use weapons to defend themselves and that only LEOs are capable of self defense. We know that’s not right.
To be sure, I don’t recommend that you purchase a gun and never use it. You need to be at the range and practiced with it to the extent you can afford, but that’s my personal counsel, and it shouldn’t be legally mandated.
If we’ve not learned anything else from these and other examples, we know that people who are defending their lives use what’s at their disposal and are oftentimes very successful.