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Mother Uses Gun To Protect Her Child From Armed Intruders

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I'd like to dedicate this post to those who heckled Gayle Trotter of the Independent Women's Forum when she passionately explained why women want firearms to protect themselves and their children.

Here is yet another example of exactly how spot on Gayle Trotter was in her testimony before Congress (h/t Hot Air).

Not only did this heroic mother exercise her right to defend herself and her child, she also made sure to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who have protected that right over the centuries. Incredible.

A suspect was later arrested in connection with the break-in after he showed up at a local hospital.

Of course, this video makes me wonder exactly what those who fight to disarm civilians think this woman should have done? How could she fight off three masked men who've broken into her home without her firearm?

More importantly why shouldn't this woman, specifically, be allowed to arm herself?

That might seem like a theoretical question to some. After all, nobody wants to ban the gun this mother used, right?

Well, if Legal Insurrection's weapons consultant is correct that the gun in the news report above is a Sig-Sauer P250, yes, New York State just banned new sales of magazines with a capacity of more than 7 rounds. The full size P250 can hold up to 17 rounds of 9mm ammunition while even the subcompact can hold up to 12 rounds of the same ammunition.

So the setup this mother used to defend herself in Texas is not available to mothers in New York. Hopefully if three masked men break into the home of a mother's home in New York the self defense options politicians there have approved will be enough. But, the decision on how a mother defends her children in her own home shouldn't be left up to any bureaucrat.

The choice should be hers because, as this heroic mother proves, she knows best how to defend her own family.

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:57 AM

For very good reasons.  Those of us who don't trust various people in authority have had experiences that have led to that distrust.  Now, I personally have had no reason to distrust the police.  Heck, they come even when they haven't been called to my house (I think there's some switched lines or something, especially since we don't even have a landline anymore and the last time they came they said the call came from the phone number we used to have.)  They were there within a few minutes of my having called them because of my son's accident.  But in certain parts of the country, the police will just as soon hurt you (or ignore someone else hurting you) as help you.  In certain parts of Seattle, the citizens know they can't rely on the cops.

Quoting lga1965:

 I think that you will find that a lot of Moms here don't trust the Police, not to mention Teachers or Doctors, or any authority figures.  A whole lot of suspicous distrustful scared people...that's why they want to be armed and ready to shoot ....somebody, the boogie man, whatever. Kinda sad.

Quoting D.O.E.:

protect me from what? ze germans?

Quoting IntactivistMama:

It's not just me it happened to. Do not rely on the police to protect you. Please.


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